SILVER DOLLARS & WOODEN NICKELS: Nevada got voting process right
November 9, 2014
The Nevada Appeal's Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.
SILVER DOLLAR: To the state of Nevada, or at least based on our experience at the Carson City Community Center, for making it as easy as possible to vote on election day. Also, to all those involved in making the voting experience at the Carson City Community Center as streamlined as possible. Despite the community center being crowded throughout the day, one could complete the voting process at the community center in a matter of minutes.
Kudos also for the electronic voting machines and the use of pencil erasers to punch circles next to the candidate of the voter's choice, thus avoiding the problems other states such as Maryland and Illinois had in which voters used a finger or thumb to touch a space with no box or circle to distinguish their choice.
SILVER DOLLAR: One last Nevada Day-related Silver Dollar. To Zomboo of House of Horrors Movie fame from KOLO Channel 8 for attending the Nevada Day parade in Carson City. We're mentioning Zomboo for no other particular reason other than the fact we just wanted to mention him in this column.
SILVER DOLLAR: To 12-year-old Ryan Maw, a Carson Middle School eighth grader, for his role in the movie, "Dance Off."
SILVER DOLLAR: To all those involved in the production of the Wild Horse Children's Theater's musical, "Dr. Doolittle, Jr.," which began its run this weekend.
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SILVER DOLLAR: To the Carson City Parks and Recreation Commission for its recommendation to rename the Edmonds Sports Complex the Pete Livermore Sports Complex in honor of Livermore, who did so much for the youth in this community.
WOODEN NICKEL: We know television rules, but a Wooden Nickel goes to the CBS Sports Network and ESPN for making Nevada play its home games throughout the season at 7:30 p.m. We're also afraid Nevada's key game against Fresno State on Nov. 22 at Mackay Stadium will be played at 7:30 p.m. The reality is this isn't the optimal time for a school like Nevada to be playing its games. Nevada would be better off playing a non-televised game in the afternoon. At least its score would flash across the screen once or twice during CBS's coverage of its SEC game.