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Registrar of Voters Office open Labor Day for early voting



The Washoe County Registrar of Voters Office will be open on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. for early voting. However, early voting on that day only will be reduced to one location—the Registrar of Voters Office at 1001 East Ninth St. in Reno.

The special election is necessary due to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s appointment of U.S. Congressman Dean Heller to the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated upon the resignation of Sen. John Ensign. This resulted in a vacancy in the Second Congressional District seat to be filled for the remainder of the current term (i.e., until the 2012 General Election).

Both the U.S. Constitution and Nevada law require a Congressional vacancy to be filled through a special election if necessary. Consequently, Sandoval established Tuesday, September 13, as the date for a special election to fill the vacancy in the Nevada Second Congressional seat.

“Early voting started on Saturday, August 27th. In Washoe County 3,189 voters went to the polls on Saturday,” explains Registrar of Voters Dan Burk. “Although Labor Day is a federal holiday, there will be five Washoe County employees, plus five poll workers working, as Washoe County is committed to making early voting as convenient as possible and to ensure voters cast their votes.”

For more information about the special election, please visit www.washoecounty.us/voters or call 328-3670.

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