Photos: Smooth voting at Reno and Hug high schools

Voting was orderly and peaceful at Reno High School. Citizens cast votes in the gym on November 3, 2020 - photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally

On Election Day in the gymnasium of Procter R. Hug High School in Reno, a cheer would go up every time a first-time voter would sign in. According to supervisors at both Reno and Hug high schools, there were rushes at lunch and in the early evening, but voters never waited longer than 45 minutes to cast a vote.

There were 15 polling locations and 16 Ballot Drop Off spots in Washoe County. No significant problems were reported at any of the sites.

This election, Washoe County officials have counted a total 214,670 votes. 93,594 votes were cast in early voting. 115,759 votes were cast through mail-ballots. 5,317 votes were cast in-person on Election Day.

With voting machines generously arrayed at both Reno and Hug High, lines cleared quickly. When the Hug High poll closed at 7:00 p.m., no one was left stranded.

According to the Washoe County Registrar of Voters, only Unofficial Election Results will be available on Election Night. Voters now have the ability to register to vote on the same day as the election, so the Registrar of Voters must thoroughly process those ballots including any remaining mail-in ballots that were postmarked on Election Day and received within seven days.

The official Canvass of the Vote will take place before the Board of County Commissioner on November 16, 2020. November 16 is the day for official Election Results. Until then, all Election Results are considered unofficial, as the Registrar of Voters is still counting ballots and resolving provisional ballots.

At 6:15 p.m. on Election Day, the line to vote at Procter R. Hug High School in Reno was roughly 20 people long, but the cue cleared quickly – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
A poll worker in the Reno High gym disinfected every voting machine after use – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
An Official Ballot Box in the Hug High School gym on Election Day 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Volunteer poll worker Courtney Clifton (L) in the Hug High School gym in Reno – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Citizens vote in the Hug High School gym on November 3, 2020 – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Voters in the Hug High School gym 10 minutes before the polls closed at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally
Reno Police officers took up position at City Hall on Election Day to prevent unrest – photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally