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Polls Close, Voters Waiting Will Still Vote

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Polls are closing across Nevada and elections officials are cutting off any voters from joining existing long lines at polling places. Election officials said any voter in line before the 7 p.m. cutoff will get to cast a ballot. 

The Secretary of State's Office said no election results will be released in Nevada until every one of those voters has been able to vote. 

 

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Voters were waiting in lines for three hours and more at limited polling places in Las Vegas despite Nevada officials encouraging people to cast their primary election ballots by mail because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

Nevada Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley said his office had received a report of a three-hour wait at one Clark County polling place. 

 

Voters waiting to cast ballots at the Clark County Election Department office told The Associated Press they had been waiting in line for four and five hours.

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