Echoing an earlier announcement from the state secretary of state’s office, the top election official in Clark County said additional election results would not be available until Thursday.
Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria told reporters Wednesday a tally of how many ballots are left to count were not available as of early Wednesday afternoon, but a report of how many ballots have been counted and how many remain uncounted would be available Thursday morning.
“We are not prepared to give those counts now,” Gloria said.
Gloria said The Clark County Election Department will hold press briefings at 10 a.m. every day starting on Thursday to report on ballot count updates, including counts for drop-off boxes and late-arriving mail-in ballots.
The department is statutorily required to continue to receive mail until Nov. 12, as long as the mail is postmarked Nov. 3.
As of Tuesday the county has read through all early voting and election day ballots. Now, along with the mail-in ballots, they must process provisional ballots, electronic ballots sent to overseas voters and disabled voters, and special ballots for new residents.
County officials counted through about 337,000 ballots Tuesday night, Gloria said, adding the county is capable of processing up to 70,000 ballots per day.
Emphasizing transparency and stressing the importance of accuracy, Gloria said election officials are working “feverishly” to count ballots and make an accurate report.
“I don’t have an accurate number to give and I don’t want to give you estimations,” Gloria said. “ Well have that information tomorrow on exactly what we have in-house.”
Mail-in ballots will be counted until Nov. 10. Voters will be able to “cure their ballot,” meaning fixing any signature discrepancies, until Nov. 12th.
“We could be working well into the last day to count, which is the twelfth, and then we will be canvassing and reconciling our records,” Gloria said.
Gloria said the county is prepared to have a final count by Nov. 16 when the official results are certified by the state.
Gloria’s press event garnered unexpected global media attention when it was interrupted by a Trump loyalist in a “BBQ, Beer, Freedom” shirt, and the video went viral.