LAS VEGAS – Clark County elections officers don’t anticipate to course of two important tranches of ballots on Tuesday evening, rising the probability that the end result of one of many closest watched Senate races will not be recognized earlier than the solar rises on Wednesday.
Ballots left in drop bins on Election Day and those who arrived by mail on Tuesday will not be instantly counted, in keeping with the Secretary of State’s workplace.
Due to the delay in counting these ballots and since state regulation permits mailed ballots to reach days later, officers from the Republican and Democratic events stated they don’t anticipate to know who has received the Senate and governor’s races on Tuesday evening.
“I completely, one hundred pc don’t consider we’ll know the outcomes of this election tonight,” Bruce Parks, Washoe County Republican Chair advised NBC Information.
An official with the Washoe County Registrar’s Workplace, the state’s second-largest county and residential of Reno, stated officers there are trying to course of its newest drop field totals and mail-in votes on Tuesday night.
However Clark County was much less optimistic.
“Clark just isn’t counting drop bins tonight, however to be clear, we stated all alongside that we might solely have a number of the outcomes on Election Night time,” stated Nevada Secretary of State spokeswoman Jennifer Russell. “By regulation, Nevada counties have till November 12 to obtain mail ballots.”
Primarily based on earlier elections, officers estimated the delay in starting to course of ballots may imply tens of 1000’s of votes in Nevada’s largest county stay uncounted.
“Senate, governor, constitutional workplaces and Home races greater than possible received’t be known as tonight,” Clark County Democratic Social gathering Chair Chris Roberts advised NBC Information.