The Washoe County Registrar of Voters reports more than 9,600 people came out for the first day of early voting on Saturday, but the process wasn’t without problems. Voters at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center were forced to wait hours to cast their ballots. For most of the day, only three machines were available, resulting in long lines of people. “I’ve never waited in line, ever,” Debbie Shade, a long-term resident of Sun Valley said. Multiple complaints to the Registrar of Voters Office resulted in two more machines becoming available. Luanne Cutler, Administrative Assistant for the Washoe County Registrar of Voters said they did send fewer machines to the location for two reasons. One reason being the space available to them only fit three machines, and the second reason is they based the number of past voter participation. But some voters aren’t buying that excuse.
“They had plenty of time, months if not years to prepare for this, and they knew there would be a large turnout,” Michael, a Sun valley Resident said. Michael declined to give his last name. Others say the number of machines felt like sabotage. “It’s discouraging voters,” Joanne Peden, a Reno resident said. ” I have heard about having fewer resources in low income places where people are more likely to vote Democrat.”
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