Saturday deadline for voter registration

Nevada voters have until Saturday to register to vote in the Nov. 5 general election.

"After that, sorry," said Tammy Caldwell, Carson City chief elections clerk.

The clerk's office will be open for voter registration Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Potential voters can register today until 5 p.m. The Department of Motor Vehicles offers voter registration through Friday during business hours.

Registration can be mailed as long as it is postmarked by Oct. 5. Voters must be 18 to register to vote. Address changes must be reported to the clerk's office.

Caldwell said voter registration is up to 22,228 voters as of Tuesday afternoon compared to 21,608 active voters in the primary.

The elections clerk said voters seem to want to cast ballots this year on issues like Question 2, "protection of marriage," Question 9, marijuana legalization and Carson City Question 1, the fairgrounds development advisory question. Voters were drawn to the primary for the sheriff's race, but "we haven't heard much about the sheriff's race like we did in the primary," she said.

Early voting for the general election starts Oct. 19 and ends Nov. 1.

The November ballot includes contests for all six state elected leaders, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and controller.

Carson City voters in the general election will vote in four local races.

They will choose between Kenny Furlong and Bob Guimont for sheriff, Dave Dawley and Taunya Milligan for assessor, Alan Glover and Mary Ann Dickens for clerk/recorder, Pete Livermore and Neil Weaver for Ward 3 supervisor, Ron Knecht and Stacie Wilkie for Assembly District 40 and Tom Grady and Joe Dini Jr., for Assembly District 38.

The names of Ward 1 Supervisor Robin Williamson, District Attorney Noel Waters, Treasurer Al Kramer and school board candidates Norm Scoggin, Jim Hukari, Bob Crowell and Sheila Ward will appear on the ballot, but they are running unopposed and need just one vote to retain their offices.


Register to vote at the Carson City Courthouse, 885 E. Musser St. For information, call 887-2087.


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