Las Vegas, Nevada 2020-10-17 19:05:56 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — With early ballots starting on Saturday, Clark County voters faced long lines and hours of waiting time to cast ballots.
Forty-eight face-to-face polling stations were opened at 9 am on the first day of the state for early voting in the 2020 general election.
Many voters reported that they started lining up before voting began and waited hours to vote. Voters were ready to wait as the days went by, and the line grew. Many brought folding chairs, food, umbrellas and entertainment to distract them.
This year’s elections are a bit different than in the last few years, with 1.2 million votes mailed to registered voters. The Nevada State Assembly’s passage of Act of Parliament 4 allows voters to vote by ballot, which allows voting by mail throughout the state due to the coronavirus pandemic. Voters can also drop ballots during early voting and on election days, or vote directly.
Voter turnout on Saturday is high, almost According to Clark County, 18,000 votes were cast as of 3:00 pm on Saturday...
The downtown Summerlin voting site was lined with hundreds of people looping through the parking lot just east of the mall.
The Desert Breeze Community Center’s early voting site was small, but voters nevertheless reported waiting hours to vote directly.
It was easy and quick for voters trying to drop a completed ballot. Most of the 48 face-to-face voting sites are also polling stations. Individuals trying to unload ballots simply head to the front of the line and are guided to the ballot box by polling place workers.
Nevada’s early voting will last for 14 days until October 30th. Registered voters in Clark County can vote directly on any voting site before the election day. Click here for a list of early voting locations.
The Clark County Election Office requires everyone who will vote directly to vote patiently and politely to those around them.
Click here for more information on early voting.