LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Long lines with people waiting for up to 7 hours at the few locations open was just one of the issues from yesterday’s primary election in Clark County.
The historic first primarily mail-in ballot election in Nevada was due to COVID-19.
“We did not anticipate the number of reissued ballots that we got on Election Day. We primarily put the sites for same-day registration, so, we definitely need to make that better. It's unacceptable the wait time that we had, and we will make it better for the general election," said Joe Gloria, registrar of voters Clark County.
The Clark County Elections Office is aware of the inconvenience it caused voters and understand that some changes will need to be made prior to the general election in November.
“We’re going to offer an early voting period and the in-person. And also on Election Day, we’ll have several more sites available”, assured Gloria.
The Deputy Secretary of State of Elections, Wayne Thorley, anticipated the return of voting machines, but they will be monitoring the situation, depending on the number of COVID-19 cases and the guidelines issued by the state before the general election.
Unofficial final results are expected by June 17.