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Special Election: Tomorrow last day to register to vote



The last day to register to vote in the special election is Tuesday, Aug. 23, by 7 p.m., just three days prior to the beginning of early voting, Aug. 27. As the last day to register and the beginning of early voting draw near, the Washoe County Registrar of Voters has the following reminders for potential voters:

· To register to vote, complete a new Voter Registration Application in person at the Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office, 1001 E. 9th St., Building A. Bring picture identification. The office has extended normal business hours to 7 p.m. today and tomorrow. Check your registration status, polling location and party affiliation online at www.washoecounty.us/voters.

· On August 15, sample ballots were mailed to current registered voters in Washoe County. If you have not received a sample ballot, please call the Registrar of Voters Office.

· Requests for absentee ballots must be made for every election and are only good for one calendar year. Even if you received an absentee ballot during the last election, you still need to submit an additional request for this election. In the State of Nevada, you don’t need a reason to request an absentee ballot. If you would like an absentee ballot, please contact the Registrar of Voters Office or visit www.washoecounty.us/voters and complete and fax the “Absent Ballot Request” form to 328-3747 or mail to the Registrar of Voters, P.O. Box 11130, Reno, Nevada 89520. Requests must be received by Sept. 6.

· Early voting for the special election begins Saturday, Aug. 27, and ends on Friday, Sept. 9. During early voting, you can vote at any of the 14 early voting locations. The locations and hours are located in your sample ballot and online at www.washoecounty.us/voters.

For more information, contact the Registrar of Voters at: 328-3670 or visit www.washoecounty.us/voters.

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