Washoe County reports largest midterm voter turnout ever

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Commission heard an update Tuesday on the 2018 General Election.

At the regular board meeting November 13, 2018, commissioners heard a presentation on the 2018 General Election from Registrar of Voters Deanna Spikula.

Read the entire presentation here.

“To our staff, you make it all work and put it all together. To our volunteers, you are what makes Washoe County what it is,” said Commissioner Vaughn Hartung. “Without our volunteers during elections, we couldn’t get the things done that we get done. The work you do does matter, you do make a difference.”

General Election turnout by the numbers:

2018 Registered Voters: 269,236 registered voters - an all-time high
2018 Total Turnout: 70.13% - largest mid-term turnout
2016 General Election turnout: 79.41%
2014 Mid-Term Election turnout: 51.63%

Commissioners also heard a presentation for Declaration of Canvass of the Vote and Order for 2018 General Election, which gives commissioners the opportunity for a review of the election results and note any errors within the election results. According to the county, the audit revealed there were no errors with the election. Commissioners unanimously approved the canvass, making the results final and official.