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More people are voting by mail. Here’s what Clark County is doing about it

Updated March 5, 2024 - 6:31 pm

Nevada’s reputation of being the slowest ballot counter could soon be no more.

Two additional ballot tabulation machines will be coming to Clark County after commissioners approved their purchase at a meeting Tuesday morning.

The machines are meant to accommodate the increased volume of mail ballots, according to the county.

The use of mail-in ballots have become increasingly popular. During the 2022 midterm election, a little more than half of voters utilized mail-in ballots. During the recent presidential preference primary election, 78 percent of voters used mail-in ballots.

The deal for the devices, which also includes software, support services and shipping, will cost the county $448,400.

It’s the eighth amendment to Clark County’s voting system agreement with Dominion Voting Systems, a manufacturer of voting equipment both in Nevada and nationally. The latest amendment will bring the county’s contract with Dominion up to a little over $25 million.

Contact Taylor R. Avery at TAvery@reviewjournal.com. Follow @travery98 on X.

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