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Nevadans Vote in Record Numbers

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An unprecedented number of Nevadans went to the polls to make their voices heard on Tuesday.

Washoe County Registrar Dan Burk was predicting a 73-75% voter turnout, about few points less than the 78% we saw in 2008.

Much to his surprise, more than 187, 250 voters cast a ballot yesterday. That number represents a 77.6% voter turnout, just shy of what we saw in '08.

Statewide, the numbers were huge. More than a million people voted, equaling an 80.5% voter turnout - up more than 43,000 voters from the 2008 general election.

Washoe County Senior Deputy Registrar Luanne Cutler said not only was voter turnout better than expected, the day went really well. Cutler said all the polls opened on time and reported no problems. She said there were times the lines got long, but that is expected.

"We had people waiting in lines still at seven to vote, so until everyone in the state of Nevada had the opportunity to cast their vote, we are not allowed to release the results, so the releasing of the votes results was a little later than initially anticipated."

There was one hiccup. There was a faulty cartridge from Spanish Springs, but they were able to pull the votes from it.

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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