Early voting begins in Douglas County

Sign that early voting has begun in Gardnerville.

Sign that early voting has begun in Gardnerville.


Early voters were in good spirits on Saturday morning as they waited their turn to use a polling machine.

Commission Chairman Mark Gardner was wearing his red, white and blue shirt as he came out of the polls at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center in Gardnerville.

“It was painless,” he said of the process.

Gardner said he was confident the voting machines were accurate, though he expressed some concerns about the ballots mailed to residents’ homes.

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.

“The danger is if someone gets a hold of your mailed ballot and casts it before you get a chance to vote,” Gardner said.

Inside, poll workers said there were around 100 voters in the first half hour of early voting.

Early voting continued until 2 p.m. Saturday and will resume in the Community Center’s North Room 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and June 6-10. Weekend voting will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4.

Voters may also drop off completed paper ballots at the Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer’s Office during office hours and June 4.

Election Day is June 14.


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