Early voting wraps up Friday
By the time Election Day arrives on Tuesday, nearly two-fifths of Douglas County’s voters will have cast a ballot early or by mail.
As of Tuesday, 11,584 county residents will have cast a ballot, on pace to reach 14,000 by the time early voting closes on Friday.
Residents may mail in or drop off their absentee ballots through 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Polls are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Friday at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1616 Eighth St., in Minden. A mobile polling station is open 1-5 p.m. today at the Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire Station.
Any voter many cast a ballot at any polling place this election.
On Tuesday, the polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are only eight polling locations on Election Day, including the Douglas County Community & Senior Center, the Gardnerville Ranchos, Johnson Lane, Sunridge and Topaz Ranch Estates fire stations, the Genoa Town Hall, Kahle Community Center and the Washoe Elder Center.
Only one countywide race appears on Douglas ballots, that between Lake Tahoe residents Republican Wes Rice and nonpartisan Kristi Kandel for Douglas County Commissioner Seat 4.
By far the biggest local race in the election is that for East Fork Justice of the Peace between Gardnerville attorney Cassandra Jones and Minden prosecutor Erik Levin.
Further down the ballot, residents of Minden and Gardnerville will see town board races and a race for Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District. Ranchos and Indian Hills residents will also see candidates for those boards on their ballots.
Also on the General Election ballot is a county question seeking to increase the fee for building to $900 from $500. The advisory question affects only new construction, and the money would go to the regional transportation commission to fund road work.