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Few in person early voters hitting the polls in Nevada, more mail-in ballots

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-08 20:03:47-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Primary day is less than a week away in Nevada. However, it's hard to tell by looking at early voting sites in the valley.

It appears that very few people are heading to the polls ahead of the June 14 election.

The Clark County Registrar of Voters says they've received a high amount of mail in ballots, and that could be the reason for the low in-person turnout.

For one Las Vegas local however, voting early is his motto.

"I didn't want to get caught in the traffic. That last day is horrific," said Las Vegas local John Hinton. "So while I'm thinking about it, I have to get it done."

Hinton is one of few voters casting their ballot in person before next Tuesday's Primary election.

Right now, the Clark County Elections Department says turnout is low.

"As of this morning I was at 45k roughly," said Joe Gloria. "The percentage of voters that have turned out on a daily is lower than it has been in the past."

Gloria says low turnout is most likely a result of mail in ballots.

"We received About 60,000 mail ballots," Gloria said. "More people are sending in mail ballots."

City, county, state and federal offices are up for grabs here in Nevada. Officials say voting is important whether you do it early or on election day.

First time voter, 18-year-old Brayden Perkins, gave his vote.

"I plan on doing it early its easier and quicker," Perkins said. "You can miss the line,we haven't been too busy over here."