November 2nd, 2010
05:24 PM ET
4 years ago

Light turnout in Nevada

(CNN) – The Nevada Secretary of State tells CNN turnout so far is very light, less than projected.

"It remains to be seen if people are waiting until the end of the day to cast their ballots," Ross Miller, the Nevada Secretary of State tells us. "I thought we'd see 30 percent of people cast ballots on Election Day, but it looks like it will be short of that."

More than 400,000 Nevadans cast their ballots before Election Day, either through early or absentee voting. Democrats led in early voting, by about 9,000 votes.

Voting in Nevada remains open until 7 p.m. local time. Under state law counties cannot begin to tabulate vote totals until every polling place in the county is closed, and polling places must remain open to accommodate anyone who is in line to vote by 7 p.m PT.


Filed under: 2010 • Nevada
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Ronald

    Only 30% voter turnout. Pathetic! And the US prides itself on being an electoral democracy. Bah humbug!

    November 2, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    Just perfect. Nevadans, if the lunatic angle wins, will always be known as the second SC or AK for voting for people who don't deserve to be in office.
    The half term governor also had very few votes because I guess Alaskans didn't care about who was mayor or governor. Now they are sorry!!

    November 2, 2010 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  3. Andrew in San Francisco

    Not good for Reid. This will be a good trophy for people who can do math (republicans).

    November 2, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  4. Vote GOP - Greed Over People

    And generations of young Americans have died so we can vote, and yet 70% of the self-absorbed voters cannot get their arse off the sofa and waddle to a polling place to vote?

    How do you explain to the parents of lost loved ones, that the 15 minutes it took to get your latte, instead of voting, was more important than their child's life?

    November 2, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  5. jody frank

    No votes.......no blogs.....lol

    November 2, 2010 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  6. R. Wood

    This is what happens when you have two weak candidates and millions of dollars spent on torrents of negative advertising.

    November 2, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  7. Andy in Nevada

    I believe the turnout in Nevada is higher than 30%. It is my understanding that half the eligible voters cast their votes early. I think the 30% number is of the remaining voters who had not cast their ballots early. At least I certainly hope so.

    November 2, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  8. Jacob

    seriously, Nevada!?!? the most widely watched race, and none of you VOTE!? you deserve Angle! but the rest of the country does NOT!

    November 2, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  9. eric w.

    why isn't CNN covering the polling machine problems that relate to those who are trying to vote for Sharon Angle yet Harry Reid"s name shows up instead. Also, what about the plooing machines the have Harry Reid's name already pre-selected. Convenient that SEIU is responsible for fixing these errors. It would be nice to see some coverage on the sketchy and possibly fraudulant problem.

    November 2, 2010 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  10. Chris F.

    I personally want to see a split congress Democrats have done enough damage, Obama needs to wake up and start listening to what the people want instead of what wall st. wants enough bailouts, enough taxes, enough spending.

    November 2, 2010 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  11. jules sand-perkins

    Nevada may or may not be similar to Northeastern states where I've lived, but a light turnout here augers a Republican win.
    Dems may not show up if they expect to lose; we Republicans vote anyway, and most of my friends dress up a little to do it.
    Dress may not mean so much now: when I was growing up in Mississippi, ladies and gentlemen dressed up to ride on trains.
    Of course, in that time, it wasn't uncommon to see somebody reading Henry James on a train.

    November 2, 2010 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  12. Pretzel Logic

    eric w.

    why isn't CNN covering the polling machine problems that relate to those who are trying to vote for Sharon Angle yet Harry Reid"s name shows up instead. Also, what about the plooing machines the have Harry Reid's name already pre-selected. Convenient that SEIU is responsible for fixing these errors. It would be nice to see some coverage on the sketchy and possibly fraudulant problem.

    Because that's complete and total Horse excrement Eric. Nice try though.

    November 2, 2010 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  13. guest123

    NV has the "None of the Above" choice on their ballot. But what nobody is telling us is what happens if "None of the Above" wins. Because with these two candidates – that is certainly possible since both are loathed by most. DO they have a run off with "None of the Above" removed from the ballot? Does 2nd place get the prize?

    November 2, 2010 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  14. Stephen

    Angle is NV's Rick Santorum, and let's hope that the few who can cut through the negativity and come out to vote will not make that choice! Harry Reid by default.

    November 2, 2010 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  15. jules sand-perkins

    One comment said that Obama "needs to wake up."
    I agree that he needs to.
    I seriously do not think that he is capable of waking up and getting out of his own dreams.

    November 2, 2010 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  16. That's Funny

    Harry Reid presides over the State with the worst employment out of 50. Wow. Despite all the pork. That is definitely a reason to keep him. If Nevada re-elects Harry Reid they deserve Harry Reid. I would think a Magic 8-Ball would be better than a lifetime politician who can't keep such a heavily unionized state in jobs. Why does Nevada have so many union members? Do companies beat employees up there? Maybe unions are a big part of the reason for no jobs, and Harry Reid catering to the unions guarantees more of the same? Naw, that would be too logical. It must be Bush's fault somehow.

    November 2, 2010 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |