Early voting continues in Douglas

Early in-person voting in the June 14 Flag Day Primary continues 10 a.m. today at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center. 

Polls will be open until 2 p.m. and will reopen through next week in the run-up to the election.

Roughly 7.6 percent of Douglas County’s active voters had already cast a ballot at the end of business on Thursday.

Because of the county’s significant Republican majority, two local partisan races, county commissioner and clerk-treasurer, will be resolved in the primary.

According to the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 647 residents have voted in person as of Thursday.

The county has already received 2,501 ballots in the mail, bringing the tally to 3,148.

The county is home to 41,471 active voters as of Wednesday, according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office. As of Friday morning, the Clerk-Treasurer's Office reports that 2,481 mailed ballots have been returned as undeliverable or by residents. Of those 559 were mailed to Democrats, 756 to nonpartisans and 1,166 to Republicans.

Voters may bring their mailed ballots with them to the polls and election workers will destroy them. Those voters who don’t bring their mailed ballot with them, must sign an affidavit that they will destroy it if they voted in person.

Voters may also drop off completed paper ballots at the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer’s Office 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and during office hours next week.

The county unveiled a livestream of ballot processing on its web site this week. 

Residents may watch ballots being processed live, or go back and watch, everything involved in the mail ballot process, including signature verification, ballot batching and processing, deconstruction, tallying and adjudicating.

“This new process allows the Douglas County Elections Office to be as transparent as possible with the election process, inviting the public to understand the intricate details involved in elections and ensuring we are of the highest integrity,” said Douglas County Clerk Treasurer Amy Burgans. 

Burgans said the $8,000 endeavor is designed to reassure voters that their mailed ballots are being properly handled.

The video went live on May 24 and will continue until June 24, or earlier if ballot processing and tallying of the election results are finished earlier.

To view the livestream, click visit https://www.youtube.com/user/douglascountynevada


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