Carson clerk-recorder sees low turnout in early voting

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Primary Election Day is Tuesday, and Clerk-Recorder Scott Hoen reported a low turnout in early voting of 14.8 percent as of Friday — the last day of early voting.

“39,410 ballots were mailed to active voters and as of June 7, a total of 3,015 have been returned via mail, 481 dropped off at the courthouse elections office, (and) 750 at our mail ballot drop box at the community center polling location,” he said. “1,592 voters have voted in person and have enjoyed nearly no wait time while voting.”

Hoen reminded voters mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day. Polls at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St., will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“We expect around 1,500 voters on Tuesday,” Hoen said. “Our election workers are the foundation of democracy, and three local vendors have stepped up to provide refreshments on Tuesday to our workers who will be putting in long hours.

“Ram and Yam, the owners of 7-Eleven at 3701 N. Carson St., are providing pizza. Manpreet Kaur, owner of Port of Subs at 1621-B E. William St., will be providing sandwiches, and Ken Yzurdiaga, the owner of Jimmy John's at 2329 N. Carson St., with sandwiches.”

Hoen also said a taco truck and snow cone truck are expected for the parking lot of the community center on Election Day.

“Let’s have fun and celebrate voting,” he said.

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