No major issues reported at Washoe County polling locations

Published: Nov. 8, 2016 at 4:36 PM PST
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By 3:00 p.m. on Election Day, Washoe County manager John Slaughter said he had not heard of any voting problems in the county.

Wait times at polling locations seemed to be pretty minimal for most of the day. There were some long lines in the morning at certain locations as voters tried to head to the polls before work. Washoe County Elections officials were also expecting lines to pick up again between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. as people got off of work.

Many voters said they were surprised by how simple the process was.

Ferdie Whyno, 80, decided to cast his vote for the first time. He headed to the polling site at Sparks Christian Fellowship with his sample ballot in hand. He said the whole thing was not only simple, but quick.

"Easier than I thought," said Whyno.

Dennis Wiley, who voted at North Valleys High School, said he always votes on Election Day and has never had a problem.

"It was a piece of cake," said Wiley. "Walk in, check in, go to the machine, cast the ballot, give them back their pencil with two erasers and you're done. Ten minutes for me and the wife both."

Tyler Visman admitted he purposely waits until Election Tuesday to cast his vote at Brown Elementary School in South Reno.

"Those early voting polls... sometimes they're crowded," said Visman. "It's never crowded here."