Early Voting Enters Final Week in Nevada

LAS VEGAS - One week remains for people to vote early in the 2012 general election. More than 181,000 Clark County voters have already taken advantage of early voting.

So far, Clark County has seen record turnout at the polls with more than 40,000 more people voting early during the first week than they did four years ago.

Approximately 20% of all registered voters have already cast their ballots for the general election. Considering the thousands of people who have hit the polls, it's been a smooth process.

The Clark County Elections Department has experienced one problem, however. Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax says a few hundred people thought they were registered to vote, when they were not.

"They take up a lot of time at the polling place, because then we have to stop and hunt down and figure out. Are they registered or are they not? And, it just slows the process down," he said.

Lomax says it's a minor issue that's taking up major time. He says it's causing wait times to exceed one hour at some early voting sites.

For a list of polling places, or to find out if you are registered, call 455-VOTE (8683) or visit the Clark County Elections Department website.


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