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Mail-in ballots for the June
9 primary election are in the mail to voters across Nevada’s 17 counties.
Secretary of State Barbara
Cegavske said voters can expect to receive their ballots in the next couple of
Carson City Clerk Recorder
Aubrey Rowlatt confirmed Friday that ballots are on the way.
But despite an ongoing court
case, only active registered voters are going to receive a ballot at this
point. Nevada Democrats have filed suit to make a number of changes in the mail
in election including asking a judge to order ballots mailed to all Nevada
voters including the 250,000 currently listed as inactive, primarily because
they didn’t update their registration when they moved.
Elections Deputy Wayne
Thorley said instructions are included with each ballot. The come with a
secure, pre-addressed, postage paid envelope that must be used to return the
He said it’s important for the
voters to sign that envelope before putting it in the mail. For voters who
can’t return the ballot by mail, there will be in-person drop off places.
For inactives or those with
other issues that make mailing in a ballot impractical, they can show up at
their clerk’s office and cure the problem with their registration, and become
The close of voter registration for the primary and the final day to update registration information by mail or at a voter registration agency — including DMV — is May 12. The last day to do so online is May 21. People can still update their information after that but will have to vote in person. Thorley recommended those individuals update their information online at www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov. But they will have to vote in person.
Early voting is set May
23-June 5. In person early voting is available in all counties.
The primary itself is June 9.