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Registrar reminds voters that polling locations may have changed



Washoe County Registrar of Voters reminds all registered voters to check their sample ballots for polling locations, as many locations have changed for the 2011 special election on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

For the 2011 special election, there are 68 polling locations on election day. This is 27 fewer voting locations than in previous elections. Physical addresses for the polling places can be found on your sample ballot, online at http://www.washoecounty.us/voters/11PPList.html or by calling 328-3670.

Poll watchers
All registered voters can expect to see “poll watchers” when they come to vote. Poll watchers represent the political parties, candidates and advocacy groups and are required to conduct themselves consistent with the guidelines established by the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office.

Political activity
By state law, any political activity must occur at least 100 feet from the polling place entrance. This measurement will be marked off at each polling location.

The results
The Secretary of State has ruled that results cannot be posted until after all polling places in the state have been closed. After the Secretary of State consents to their release, tallied results will be posted on Washoe County’s website (www.washoecounty.us); a link on the front page will take the viewer to the “Results Page.”

A hard copy will also be provided to those waiting in the registrar’s office for such information. Throughout the evening of Sept. 13 results will be updated using the county’s stand-alone tabulation system. A report will be generated and made available within minutes to the public via this website.

For more information about the 2011 special election, visit www.washoecounty.us/voters or call (775) 328-3670.

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