For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Ventetuolo
Reno, Nevada. Sept. 7, 2016. Washoe County Registrar Luanne Cutler issued the following statement regarding the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe’s request for election services:
Washoe County has not been served with a lawsuit by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe regarding voting rights. Therefore, the County will not comment on specific allegations.
In general, the Washoe County Registrar of Voters exercises her discretion in determining the location of polling places by using factors such as cost, voting populations and other logistics. The process of securing Election Day plans and early voting sites begins in January and February of each election year. Securing the voting sites early is an integral and important part of the Registrar’s overall election plan which allows other deadlines for training, printing of election materials and deployment of voting machines to be met. With Election Day fast-approaching, the Registrar’s plan for the General Election remains in place and her decision regarding this matter is final.
As always, our hope is that all people who are eligible to register to vote will do so and that those who are registered will make sure their addresses are correct. Washoe County voters can check their voter registration information at www.washoecounty.us/voters by simply entering their names and date of birth. This should be done prior to the upcoming close of registration period. Any registration activity that takes place with an outside agency or by mail must be done by Oct. 8. After that and until Oct. 18, registrations and updates can be done only in person in the Registrar of Voters Office at 1001 E Ninth St, Bldg A, Reno 89512 or on the Secretary of State’s web page at www.registertovoteNV.gov.
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