Carson City Clerk-Recorder Alan Glover looks forward to a turnout topping three-fourths of those registered when early voting and general election day ballots are counted.
“We’re hoping to get something like a 76 percent turnout,” he said, speaking of the balloting period from later this week through Nov. 4.
Glover said in presidential years, up to 90 percent of registered voters cast ballots here but it’s lighter in off-year elections like this one. Voter registration totals reported Friday in Carson City had reached 26,109 with just a few days left before this election’s deadline to register. People may register or change their registration online or at the clerk’s office at Suite 1025 in the Courthouse, 885 E. Musser St., through Tuesday.
Early voting begins Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It resumes on Monday, Oct. 20 through Friday, Oct. 24, each day from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., as well as Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and each day the week of Oct. 27-Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Then there’s a break until election.
Early voting is handled at the clerk’s office on Musser Street, but election day balloting, which is on Tuesday, Nov. 4, will be at the Carson City Community Center. Polls are open that day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Races on the ballot range from Nevada’s District 2 U.S. House seat to Nevada’s governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer, controller, the state Senate and Assembly, as well as Carson City’s district attorney, two supervisor seats and three school board slots.
Glover encouraged people to bring their sample ballots with them to help speed the process of early or election day voting. He said new devices can read sample ballot bar codes, eliminating errors and making the process work more smoothly.
Of the clerk’s office registration totals reported Friday morning, which may swell slightly given people still may register Monday and Tuesday, the breakdown among major categories were: Republicans, 11,547; Democrat, 8,307; no party affiliation, 4,319, and Independent American party, 1,494.
The largest among the groups under 1,000 was the Libertarian category at 232.