While voters’ new polling location will also be listed on the sample ballot they will receive the week of Aug. 15, the Washoe County registrar’s office is sending the additional notification to ensure voters are aware of the change. Washoe County has a total of 214,958 registered voters and all voters are encouraged to double check their polling locations before they head out to vote.
Registrar of Voters Dan Burk also reminds voters who have moved recently or changed their name that they will need to re-register to vote. Anyone who has moved but has not re-registered with Washoe County will not receive a sample ballot. Re-registration can be done by mail, in person at the Registrar of Voters Office, located in the Washoe County Administration Complex on Ninth Street in Reno, or at a Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles location by completing the “Change of Address for Voters” form or a “New Voter’s Registration Application.”
Mail-in registration to be eligible to vote for this election must be postmarked by Saturday. The last day to register to vote in person is Aug. 23. The form is available online at www.washoecounty.us/voters/forms.htm.
All registered voters living in Washoe County are eligible to vote for one of the four candidates for the 2nd District congressional seat. Gov. Brian Sandoval established Sept. 13 as the date for a Special Election to fill the seat, which was vacated by Rep. Dean Heller’s appointment to the U.S. Senate.
To view individual voter registration information and check special election voting locations, visit www.washoecounty.us/voters and click on the “Your Voter Registration Status” link on the left-hand side. Anyone who has not received a sample ballot by Sept. 19 can contact the Registrar of Voters office at 328-3670.