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Verifying your ballot with Clark County Elections Department

Posted at 9:41 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 00:41:37-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County Elections Department reports it is working through a few issues when counting mail-in ballots during the 2020 election.

And if you have received a call or an email from the county's elections department, it may be because your ballot needs to be cured - verifying that your ballot is yours, complete with a verified signature.

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Currently, Clark County has a cumulative list of more than 6,000 voters who need signature curing.

The Nevada Secretary of State reports close to 4,500 have been verified - leaving more than 1,500 in an open process - with several coming from the Latino population.

"This is something that we see with many communities of color. Whether it's Latinos or African Americans or Native Americans, voting by mail is not customary," said Emily Persaud-Zamora, executive director of Silver State Voices.

Persaud-Zamora also mentions that this is a new situation for some voters. Vote-by-mail has been around, but there hasn't been such a volume of mail-in voting.
"It's not only about the presidential election, but there are also several Nevada races that are very close. So, these votes could have an impact on any of those," Persaud-Zamora said.

The Clark County Elections Department can be contacted at 702-455-VOTE.