SOS announces online service to track your mail-in ballot

By: - September 22, 2020 4:39 pm
there's an app for that

(Image: BallotTrax)

there's an app for that
(Image: BallotTrax)

When it’s mailed to you. When it’s received by the county. And when it’s counted.

The Nevada Secretary of State’s office Tuesday announced it has hooked up with BallotTrax, the nation’s the largest provider of technology to track ballots, to offer Nevada voters a free service to keep track of where their ballot is and what it’s up to.

“Voters are used to buying something online and then tracking the package from the retail outlet to their doorstep,” said Wayne Thorley, deputy secretary of state for elections. “We can now offer this same service, and the peace of mind that comes with it, to voters who vote by mail.”

Voters who want to track their ballot go to https://nevada.ballottrax.net, and they’ll have to provide their first and last name, date of birth, and zip code.

The announcement Tuesday reminded voters they can also verify the status of their ballot by visiting the SOS’s registered voter services website.

Under legislation passed earlier this summer, every active voter in Nevada will be mailed a ballot. Clark County is scheduled to begin mailing ballots to voters starting Oct. 7. Washoe County is scheduled to start mailing them Sept. 24, and the rest of Nevada’s counties between Sept. 24 and Oct. 8, according to the Secretary of State’s website.

People can also vote in person if they prefer. The Secretary of State’s office has also a web page where every county’s early voting and Election Day polling locations are compiled.

Early voting runs from Oct. 17 through Oct. 30. The election is Nov. 3.

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Hugh Jackson
Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and author of the Las Vegas Gleaner political blog. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and editor at the Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.