No Douglas races change in updated vote count |

No Douglas races change in updated vote count

Members of the Douglas County counting board near the end of their task on Thursday afternoon.
Kurt Hildebrand

Candidates who were ahead on Tuesday were still ahead on Thursday evening after vote counters added another 5,103 votes to Douglas County’s tally.

As of 4:30 p.m., members of the Douglas County counting board completed their work and new results were issued. 

The closest countywide race was for the Open Space Advisory question, which was within 1,000 votes on Tuesday. However, the Nays actually widened their margin of victory from 933 to 970 votes on Thursday.

Both county questions 1 and 2 were also defeated by wide margins. Douglas voters said they wanted to see a redevelopment agency at Stateline dissolved by a margin of 17,366 -13,014. The diesel tax was also rejected by voters, 18,581-13,346.

As of Thursday night, 33,574 votes were counted bringing the county’s total turnout to 86.27 percent. That’s short of Douglas’ typical 90-plus turnout for a presidential election, but there may still be some more ballots arriving, and there are still 139 ballots requiring signature cures.

The vote is still unofficial pending canvass by Douglas County commissioners on Nov. 16.

Of the 39,038 ballots mailed out on Sept. 24, 1,109 came back as undeliverable. Slightly more than half of the mailed ballots were returned either by the mail or in person, bringing that total to 19,800 accepted ballots.

A total of 456 voters registered and cast a ballot on the same day. Any of those from Election Day will require verification that they didn’t vote elsewhere before those votes are counted.

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