RENO, Nev (KOLO) Take a look at your sample ballot and on one side you'll see your precinct and polling place. On the sample ballot we chose, the location was Dodson Elementary School.
In the old days on Election Day that would mean you had to cast your vote at the location listed on your sample ballot. But no longer.
“Our Election Day polling places are no longer limited to only going to your assigned polling place. You can now go and participate in the election at any polling place on Election Day,” says Deanna Spikula, Washoe County Registrar of Voters.
So Washoe County voters can vote at any polling place in Washoe County.
Spikula says they did a soft launch during the primary election in June. She says for the most part it went without a hitch. Now is the big test.
Washoe County voters on Nov. 6 from 7:00am to 7:00pm will be able to cast their ballots at any polling place. That's because at this point with technology, your information will follow you wherever you go.
“So we are now able to process voters at any location. So you are not tied to just your Election Day polling location. You can go to any polling location that is open on Election Day,” says Spikula.
Since your personal information is essentially with you, you will be able to vote for the candidate in your assembly district, county commission or city council anywhere, whether you are in the city or county.
Years from now, when this is simply commonplace, you'll be able to say, "I remember when."
For those of you who want to stay with your routine and vote at your precinct polling place, you can do that as well.
Check your sample ballot, though, as that polling location could have changed in the last two years.