Early voting set up in Nixon, responding to court ruling

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The Washoe County Registrar’s Office will provide early voting and Election Day voting at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Administration Office at 208 Capitol Hill in Nixon, responding to a court ruling (see story below).

Early voting will be open in Nixon on:

Monday Oct. 24 – Saturday Oct. 29
Monday Oct. 31-Friday Nov. 4.

Hours for early voting are to be determined. Election Day voting on Nov. 8 will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for precincts 7581 and 7589 (Nixon and Little Nixon).

Wadsworth and Sutcliffe voters will continue to vote as assigned in previous elections.

If you are interested in volunteering to work the polls for the 2016 General Election, go to the volunteers’ page on the Washoe County Registrar’s website. Staff from the Registrar’s Office will contact you.

In addition, Washoe County is reminding residents that the deadline to register to vote for the General Election in person is Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Those who want to register to vote must do so at the Washoe County Registrar’s Office.

To register in person:

Visit the Registrar of Voters Office is located at 1001 E. Ninth St., Building A, 1st floor, Reno
Extended hours available during last days of registration: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Phone: 775-328-3670

Important dates to know

Oct. 18 - Last day to register in person (Registrar of Voters Office only)
Oct. 22 - Early voting begins
Nov. 1 - Last day to request an absentee ballot
Nov. 4 - Last day to vote early
Nov. 8 - General Election Day

For more information, head to the Washoe County Registrar of Voters' website.

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RENO, Nev. (AP) -Two Native American tribes in Nevada have won an emergency court order in a federal lawsuit accusing the Republican secretary of state and two counties of discriminating against them under the Voting Rights Act.

U.S. District Judge Miranda Du issued a temporary injunction in Reno late Friday requiring the establishment of satellite polling places on two northern Nevada reservations ahead of next month's election in the Western battleground state.

The Pyramid Lake and Walker River Paiute tribes say their members are being denied equal access to the polls as a result of the long distances some must travel to vote early or cast ballots on Election Day.

Du says they've proven they'll suffer irreparable harm if she doesn't intervene with the election less than five weeks away.

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