Washoe County ballots to be mailed October 2
Voters will receive ballots the first week of October
Washoe County voters will begin seeing General Election ballots in their mailboxes the first week of October, the Washoe County Registrar of Voters announced today.
Ballots are scheduled to be mailed on October 2, a month before the General Election.
“We pushed our printer to meet an earlier deadline but they are facing exceptionally high demand. The stipulations outlined in AB4, passed in the Legislature’s Special Session in August, has required us to make some quick changes to our operations and information, but we are still on target to deliver ballots on schedule,” Registrar Deanna Spikula said. “We had hoped to get them out sooner, as early as this week, but we will stick to our original planned delivery date of October 2.”
AB4 stipulates changes to how this General Election will operate, and requires certain information on registrars’ websites to be updated. Washoe County has been making updates to comply with the law and stay in alignment with the Nevada Secretary of State.
“Certain changes required by AB4 are only applicable to this election, so we are working diligently to maintain the necessary long-term information on our website while updating the language specific to November’s election,” Spikula said.
Voters can expect to see ballots arrive in their mailboxes soon after the October 2 mailing date. The county has a new ballot-tracking service this election called BallotTrax, which allows voters to sign up for alerts to track their ballot from the moment it is mailed to the moment it is counted, much like tracking an online shopping shipment. Voters can sign up for BallotTrax here: https://washoe.ballottrax.net/voter/.
The ballot drop-offs are staffed and there is a strict chain of custody to control ballot security and ensure that every ballot is accounted for every step of the way.
Voters can also vote in person during Early Voting, October 17-30, or on Election Day, November 3.
The Washoe County Registrar of Voters office is open every week day 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and information can be found on its website at www.washoecounty.us/voters.