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Election 2020: What to know about in-person voting, poll watchers in Clark County

Posted at 7:44 PM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 00:25:47-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Early voting will start on Oct. 17 and amid the coronavirus pandemic, there are some changes you may notice at the polls.

That's why, if you're planning to vote in person, it’s important to remember to bring your mask and remember social distancing guidelines.

Clark County Registrars of Voters Joe Gloria says that hand sanitizer will also be available on-site at polling locations.


"We have several procedures in place and we're wiping machines down and wiping down areas. Workers will be provided with masks and all the equipment that they need and if voters forget to bring their mask, we'll have one available for them,” said Gloria.

If a person is not complying with the safety rules they may be asked to leave a polling location.

"If they get somebody who seems is purposely trying to disrupt the polling place by not following the guidelines or doing foolish things like purposely exposing people in one way or another, we're going to have that person removed. We need people to come out and respect their neighbors, social distance and wear your mask,” said Gloria.

Voters may also encounter voter or poll watchers who will volunteer to assure that everything’s secure at the polls. Gloria says they will also be people watching the watchers.

"They can observe, they have to stay within a restricted area and if they have any question we'll be happy to answer them, but they can’t interfere or disrupt the voting process," Gloria said.

Nevada is an open-carry state, and guns will be allowed at locations where they’re usually allowed.

However, guns are not allowed on school premises, and if anyone feels intimidated, you need to talk with a poll worker.

Early in-person voting will begin on Oct. 17.

Other voting options include a mail-in ballot and it can be dropped off at any of the polling locations.