Final 509 Washoe County ballots counted following glitch

Published: Nov. 9, 2016 at 12:16 AM PST
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As of Wednesday morning, the Washoe Countyr Registrar of Voters says all votes affected by Tuesday night's glitch were counted.

“While it wasn’t an ideal circumstance and results didn’t come as quickly, we utilized one of two backup vote storage systems to complete the process,” Luanne Cutler said, Washoe Country Regisrar of Voters said. “We have multiple vote storage systems in place for situations such as this.”

Election officials reviewed the printed results from three voting cartridges and combined them with the totals that were previously uploaded into the system. Together, the totals represent the completed final unofficial results.


Washoe County Registrar of Voters Luanne Cutler says there’s a problem counting 509 ballots.

The problem could affect some races, so it could be several days until there is a final count, Cutler said.

The problem involves 509 ballots from three voting terminal cartridges that are not transferring to the reporting software, Cutler said. If needed, they can count the ballots by hand, Cutler said.

“We have the votes,” Cutler said in a statement. “We just need to integrate them integrate them into the system.”

There were 209,666 votes cast, or 79 percent of the total registered voters. The total vote tops 2012 record of 188,244.

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