Special Election Voters Reminded to Sign Ballot

County Officials Said To Be Counted, Ballots Must Be Signed By Voter

July 10, 2018 - 4:13 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - They waited, then checked their mailboxes, filled out their ballots, but according to county officials, left off one very important step.... some forgot to sign the ballot.

More than 1,400 Clark County Republicans did not sign the ballot they recently submitted to vote in the special election to settle the Republican primary for County Public Administrator.

To be counted the ballots MUST BE SIGNED by the voter. The signature is required on the back of the envelope provided by the Election Department.

Voters who are unsure whether they properly signed their special election ballot are encouraged to check the status of their ballot through the Election Department website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/vote. Once on the website, click on the “Registered Voter Services” box, provide the requested personal information, and then select “Track My Mail Ballot” from the drop-down menu. (It will be near the bottom of the drop-down list.) If a ballot could not be accepted because of a missing signature, or for any other reason, there will be a note on the webpage advising the voter of the issue and instructing him or her to contact the Election Department. If your ballot was properly submitted, you will see a “return date” for your ballot, and there will be not additional note. Voters without access to the Internet may call the Election Department at (702) 455-VOTE (8683) to check the status of their special election ballot.

Any voter who did not properly sign their ballot has until 7 p.m. on July 17 to go to the County Election Center at 965 Trade Drive in North Las Vegas and sign their ballot.

As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 22,100 ballots with the required signature have been received. Only registered Clark County Republicans who voted in the recent primary election are eligible to vote in this special election. If you are a registered Republican in Clark County and you voted in the recent primary election, and you did not receive a special election ballot in the mail yet, please contact the Election Department by email at [email protected] or by phone at (702) 455-VOTE (8683).

Voters may mail their ballot back to the Election Department, or bring their ballot to one of eight drop-off locations – the County Election Center in North Las Vegas, the County Election Department Office in the County Government Building in downtown Las Vegas, the County Government Building in Laughlin, and the City Clerk’s offices in Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Mesquite. Voters planning on using the regular mail are reminded to account for delivery time. Voters bringing their ballot to a drop-off site may only bring their own ballot, and are not permitted to turn in anyone else’s ballot. Ballots must be received by the Election Department by 7 p.m. on July 17 to be counted. The special election is necessary because of voting discrepancies in the recent primary election. The winner of the special election will appear on the general election ballot in November.