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Nevada voters have options if concerned over mail-in voting

Posted at 10:31 PM, Aug 19, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Mail-in ballots will be one way to cast your vote in November, but some worry that the U.S. Postal Service may not have enough resources to deal with the influx.

This can add some confusion to voters who have never used a mail-in ballot before.

Sandra O’Brien says she usually votes by absentee ballot and mails it in.

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“We’ll get it early. I’ll mail it back unless I feel they’re getting overwhelmed, I may be listening to the nightly news and make a decision to bring it and drop it off in person," O’Brien said.

Others, like Gary Hoholak, are still undecided about the process, due to past experiences with delayed packages.

“Personally, I wouldn’t trust the mail with my ballot and if I’m going to vote this year, which I’m going to, I’ll probably do it in person," Hoholak said.

The Nevada Association of Letter Carriers recommends thinking about sending your mail-in ballot as if it was a Christmas card.

“Don’t put it in the mail stream on the last day. As soon as you get your ballot, fill it out, put it in the mail. It will get counted. In Nevada, you can check it. You track your vote to see if it has been delivered to the county," said Nevada State Association of Letter Carriers Vice President Richard Griffin.

The Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria believes the post office is still a reliable way to get your vote counted.

“We feel confident that they’ll be able to deliver. We'll also be providing mail drop-off locations at all early voting sites, in the city’s clerk offices and also on election day there will be 44 sites available for voters to personally drop off their ballots," Gloria said.

Hoholak says that this could be a better idea than to mail it, since this way he will be sure that his vote would be counted.

The drop-off sites and the voting locations are not known at this time, but the Clark County Elections Department is expected to announce them in the near future to give voters plenty of time.

More information is available here from Clark County.