Aug 10, 2020

Rob Lauer Political Reporter

As we move forward in Nevada with Mail-in-ballots for the November General election, many folks are concerned that come Nov. 3, 2020, election results won’t be available for possibly weeks. That’s because the 15 county election departments will need to hand count some 1.4 million ballots.

In June, Nevada Secretary of State Cegavske issued the press release below warning folks not to expect election results until June 19th, 10 days after the primary. The primary had 480,855 mail-in-ballots cast. In 2016, 1,125,385 were cast, almost 3 times the primary number.  Officials expect this year’s general election to exceed 2016 turn out. If Clark County tosses thousands of mail-in-ballots, as they did in June (10,799 tossed), lawsuits will certainly be filed. Mail-in-Ballot elections will cause extreme chaos and give the courts the ultimate power to determine the winner of the election here in Nevada and possibly across the country. That could mean as it did in the Bush v. Gore election, the Supreme Court and John Roberts will determine the next President.

SOS Cegavske issued a press release before the June Mail-in-Ballot.


(Carson City, NV; June 8, 2020) – Because of recent changes to state law, as well as the fact the 2020 primary election is being conducted primarily by mail ballot, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske advises voters, candidates, and the media that primary election results will not be finalized until June 19, 2020.  By law, county election officials have seven calendar days to receive and count mail ballots that are postmarked on or before June 9.  Counties also have 10 calendar days after an election to certify election results.

Results for the 2020 primary election will be released on the following schedule.  All results are unofficial until certified by the county.  Election results will be posted at

  • Tuesday, June 9 – After the polls close at 7:00 p.m. and the last voter in line has cast a ballot, the counties will begin reporting election results to the Secretary of State.  The first results will be posted online at approximately 8:30 p.m.These results will consist of all the ballots the counties have counted to date.At midnight, updates to the results will stop being posted.
  • Wednesday, June 10 – No additional results will be posted.
  • Thursday, June 11 to Wednesday, June 17 – At approximately 9:00 a.m. each day, updated election results will be posted online.These results will include the ballots the counties counted the previous day.
  • June 19 – Official results for the 2020 primary election results will be posted.At this point all ballots will have been counted and the results will have been certified.

The 2020 primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 9.  The election is being conducted primarily by mail ballot.

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