190,000 ballots remain to be counted in Nevada

Most are from Clark County

Paul Ihander
November 05, 2020 - 2:22 pm
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The Nevada Secretary of State said Thursday there are about 190,000 ballots remaining to be counted from this year's general election, with the 90% of them coming from Clark County. 

Barbara Cegavske said of the statewide total, 123-thousand are ballots that were either returned by mail or dropped of in person at a ballot drop-off location.  The remaining ballots were cast in person at a polling place, either during early voting or on Election Day.

Nevada state law allows for the count of mail ballots postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 5:00 pm on November 10. There are an unknown number of ballots currently in the U.S. Postal Service mail stream that contain a postmark dated November 3 or earlier that will ultimately be counted if they arrive by the deadline. 

About 6,000 ballots are uncounted in two specific categories and will remain uncounted unless the voter takes the required action necessary for the ballot to be counted.  There are approximately 2,500 provisional ballots cast under the requirements of the Help America Vote Act.  These ballots will only be counted if the voter satisfies the required conditions by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 6.  There are also approximately 3,500 mail ballots that require a signature cure - this is due to a voter forgetting to sign their ballot return envelope or if the signature on their ballot return envelope does not match the voter's signature on file.  Voters have until 5:00 pm on November 12 to successfully cure their signature.