Record Turn-Out for First Weekend of Washoe County Early Voting
Washoe County experienced record voter turn-out the first weekend of early voting. Total weekend ballots cast during early voting surpassed the first weekend in the 2008 presidential election by 60.2%. Ballots cast this weekend totaled 14,475 compared to 9,036 in 2008. In 2008, 56% of voters cast their ballots during early voting.
All early voting polls are running smoothly with additional machines delivered to areas experiencing higher than normal turn-out. Voters can choose from 22 early voting locations, spread geographically throughout the region, through November 2. Weekday voting is generally slower than weekends, with Saturdays and the last day of early voting the busiest. A complete list of locations is available online at www.washoecounty.us/voters/12EVSchedule.htm
The County registered an all-time high of 241,400 voters prior to the close of registration this past Tuesday, exceeding the record of 231,400 for the General Election in 2008. Washoe County is expected to be one of the most closely watched jurisdictions in the nation for this year's presidential election.
For questions and current information on early voting polls, call the Washoe County Registrar of Voter's Office at 775.328.3670. Daily tallies of early voting participation are available online at: www.washoecounty.us/voters/11SPECEVTO.html