FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pam duPré
(775) 684-5748 email@example.com Secretary of State Ross Miller
Reminds Voters to be Prepared on Election Day
(Carson City, NV; Nov. 1, 2010) – Nearly 380,000 Nevadans have already cast their votes during two weeks of early voting and almost that many will line up to vote in one day tomorrow, Nov. 2. Secretary of State Ross Miller is reminding people who plan to vote to be prepared when they show up at the polls.
“There are a number of things that people can do to make sure that voting proceeds as smoothly as possible tomorrow,” Secretary Miller said. “By being well-prepared, voters can help themselves and the busy poll workers keep the lines short and avoid delays.”
Secretary Miller offers these tips:
• Check your voter registration status.
To make sure you are registered to vote at your current address, check My Voter File at www.nvsos.gov. Click on “Election Center”, then fill in your information.
• Find your polling location.
Unlike early voting, you must cast your ballot at a designated polling location on Election Day. Your polling location is printed on your sample ballot. You can also find your polling location in My Voter File at www.nvsos.gov or by contacting your county clerk or registrar.
• Know what to bring.
Voters should take the sample ballot they received in the mail at least a couple of weeks ago. It will help speed up the check-in process at the polling site. Individuals who are voting for the first time in Nevada or who registered to vote through a third party (not at their local county clerk or registrar’s office) may be asked to show identification or proof of residency at a given address.
• Be informed.
Review the sample ballot, including all the candidates in all the races, and the ballot questions. Fill out your sample ballot and use it to cast your vote at the poll.
• Avoid long lines.
Polling locations tend to be the busiest in the early mornings and late afternoons as people travel to and from work. Try to vote during a non-peak period. State law requires employers to give workers at least one hour off to vote if it is impracticable for the employee to vote before or after work.
• Report any problems at the polling location.
Voters should immediately report any irregularity they experience or personally observe to the poll workers before leaving the polling location.