RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Washoe County Registrar of Voters Deanna Spikula reports 69,000 voters in Washoe County voted Tuesday. That's 27% of eligible voters in Washoe County.
The Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office received some reports that voters experienced a ballot display issue while voting. The office says it has confirmed limited reported cases in which a voter does not see a complete list of candidates on the ballot for a race. Once identified, poll workers are said to have rectified the issue and the voter was able to cast a complete ballot. This issue was to be resolved at the polling location by alerting a poll worker.
Another issue that arose is a “fled voter”. The office says this happens when a voter does not complete or officially cast a ballot and remove the card from the machine, returning the still-active card to the poll worker. The poll worker isn’t aware the voter did not complete the ballot and reassigns the card to someone else, who then sees the unfinished ballot.
“With any new system, there will be unforeseen issues that will need to be addressed,” says Deanna Spikula, Registrar of Voters. “After the election we will be reviewing each instance and our vendor, Dominion voting, has let us know that these instances are trackable.”
Results and election updates are also available throughout Primary Election Day on the Washoe County website. As the polls close, you can follow the Washoe County YouTube channel for a live feed of the evening.
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