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Washoe County Gets Ready for Election Day

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Ready...set....vote! Well, it's not quite that easy to get a primary election's primary polling spots ready for Tuesday's election. But there was a lot of scurrying going on behind the scenes Monday morning to make sure it goes smoothly for voters.

"We have 81 polling spots and about 500 volunteers involved," said Washoe County Registrar of Voters, Luanne Cutler on Monday. "We are always a little nervous before any election but I think it will all go smoothly."

Polling supervisors were lined up picking up their 'critical materials.' "Each supervisor picks up the registration books for that poll and the materials they'll need tomorrow like a programmed laptop," Cutler says. "And we did things a bit differently this time around, like we updated the computers and the books over the weekend so we don't have to give out supplemental lists that the poll workers then manually change. We just printed it all over the weekend instead. It should really help."

The voting machines have all be delivered to the appropriate locations and poll volunteers spent much of the afternoon putting them together and setting up. The polls will be open from 7 am until 7 pm tomorrow. Their best advice is to know where you go to vote. "It's printed on your sample ballot. You are assigned a poll, you can't just go anywhere. If you can't find your sample ballot you can go online and put in your name and your birthdate and it will tell you or you can call us in the officer. We are happy to look it up for you. It's a lot better than going to the wrong polling place. We want to help you get there to vote," Cutler says.

Washoe County Registrar of Voters:
(775) 328-3670

Early voting in Washoe County ended Friday night. In all, 22,841 people voted early; that’s approximately 10.5% of registered County voters.

The Secretary of State's Office says between May 24 and June 6, a total of 128,652 (11.15%) registered voters cast their ballots early statewide, surpassing the percentage of registered voters casting early ballots in the 2012 primary election. The total number breaks down to 47,259 Democrats (37%), 66,633 Republicans (52%), and 14,760 voters registered to other parties (11%).

The exact hours and locations of early voting sites are available on the Registrar of Voters website.

For all other counties go to the Secretary of State's website for more information.

Written by Erin Breen
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