Douglas brings state’s top turnout |

Douglas brings state’s top turnout

Voters cast their ballots on Tuesday morning in the Ranchos.
Jim Grant | The Record-Courier

The birthplace of Nevada politics had the highest voter turnout in the state, according to the Secretary of State’s web site.

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske is reporting 94.39 percent of the county’s active voters cast a ballot.

That’s compared to Carson City’s 91.85 percent and Eureka County’s 88.46 percent turnout.

Clark County had 75.29 percent turnout, while Washoe County had 79.37 percent.

“We couldn’t do it without the workers at the polls, our counting and accuracy board, my staff and county staff who worked so hard,” Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lewis said. “The statement I heard over and over again at the polling locations was how excited everyone was to see the turnout.”

Figures are available at

The Secretary of State’s figures for Douglas turnout are slightly higher than those reported by the Clerk’s Office, which reported 93.83 percent turnout.

According to results published by the clerk’s office, 10,263 voters cast a ballot on Election Day, representing 34.49 percent of the electorate.

Very nearly 60 percent, or 17,657 votes cast a ballot early or absentee.

Counting the 3,213 absentee ballots delayed final results until after 11 p.m. on Tuesday.