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.