NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County elections boss Joe Gloria says the work to complete the 2020 election ballot count is nearing the finish line as important deadlines approach.
Gloria said workers had to process a little more than 16,000 mail-in ballots as of Sunday morning.
“There are still outstanding ballots in different areas, provisionals are being worked on," said Gloria.
Gloria has previously revealed around 60,000 provisional ballots were cast and must be compared with state records in order to be incorporated into the election totals.
“They’ll be able to take the records from all 16 other counties in Nevada and begin to prepare the report that we need to see so will be able to get those [provisional] ballots counted and into the system," explained Gloria.
Gloria says the Nevada Secretary of State's office is expecting the voter list, that is, people who have voted early, on election day, and by mail, on Monday.
“When we send the reports to the secretary [of state] and it comes back we will be prepared to roll those provisional ballots into the system," said Gloria.
Gloria predicted that would happen on Wednesday this week, at the earliest.
Gloria explained "more than 25 ballots" were received by election officials which were postmarked after the deadline and were rejected.
"We are following the law at every step we're supposed to do in this office," said Gloria.
Election officials are prepared should any of the candidates or campaigns request a recount.
"Candidates will have to pay upfront for the cost to recount but we are prepared to do so," said Gloria.
On Thursday, the voters who have been notified that they have outstanding issues with their ballots must "cure" or fix them by this Thursday.
Election officials plan to release election results twice per day and hold a daily news conference until the counting is complete.