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Early voting begins Saturday in Clark County

Reported by: Venise Toussaint
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Updated: 10/16 2:21 pm

Early voting for this year’s general election in Clark County begins Saturday, Oct. 18, and continues through Friday, Oct. 31.

Voters may cast their ballots at any of the 89 early voting sites that will be open at various times during the early voting period. A complete schedule of early voting times and locations is available in voter’s sample ballots and through the County Election Department website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/vote.

Voters may also cast their ballots on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, at their assigned polling place. Voters who need mail/absentee ballots must submit a mail ballot request to the Election Department by 5 p.m. Oct. 28. The request forms are available at the Election Department offices and through the Election Department website. Also, voters should receive their sample ballots in the mail by the end of this week.

Only registered voters will be allowed to cast ballots in the election. People who are unsure if they are registered to vote in Clark County should check their registration status by entering their name and birth date in the Registered Voter Services box on the Election Department website. People without access to the Internet may call the Election Department at (702) 455-VOTE (8683).

“Voting is how you make your voice heard in our democracy, and early voting gives you a great opportunity to cast your ballot when it is convenient for you,” Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria said. “In every election since 2000, more people have voted before Election Day – either at early voting sites or by mail – than on Election Day and we expect that trend will continue this year.”

In an effort to bring more attention to the importance of voting, through Election Day life-sized cutouts of local and national celebrities holding signs that read “Don’t Lose Your Voice. Vote.” will be placed at various popular locations including early voting sites and polling places. The celebrities helping with this effort include popular television personality and pro dirt jumper and racer Ricardo Laguna, Pawn Stars star Richard Harrison, and Legends in Concert entertainers impersonating Elvis Presley, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.

Currently, the cutouts are at the following locations:

•Boulevard Mall – Lady Gaga and Ricardo Laguna
•Galleria at Sunset – Britney Spears and Rick Harrison
•Meadows Mall – Elvis
•Desert Breeze Community Center – Britney Spears
•Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery – Elvis
•Las Vegas City Hall – Lady Gaga
•City of North Las Vegas City Hall – Elvis and Ricardo Laguna
•UNLV Lied Library – Rick Harrison
•Henderson City Hall – Rick Harrison
•Henderson Multigenerational Center – Ricardo Laguna
•Henderson Black Mountain Recreation Center – Britney Spears

People are urged to take a picture with the cutouts and post their photo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites to encourage others to vote. Social media posts should use the hashtags #DontLoseYourVoice and #vote.

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