Nevada Votes That Were Not Mailed Out Appeared To Be Counted Due To A Glitch; Adjustments Are “In Progress”

Nevada Votes That Were Not Mailed Out Appeared To Be Counted Due To A Glitch; Adjustments Are In Progress

UPDATE: The Nevada Secretary of State’s Office said in a statement to 8 News Now Investigators on Monday night that it is certain that every problem pertaining to “erroneous vote history” has been found and is being resolved.

The complete statement is as follows:

After working closely with Nevada’s county clerks, registrars, and their IT staff, the Nevada Secretary of State’s office is confident that all issues related to erroneous vote history have been identified and fixes are in progress. The issue was as follows: on a nightly basis, each county uploads their voter registration data to the Secretary of State’s database, which executes code to create the single statewide voter registration file that users see when they log into The legacy systems used by a number of the counties require additional steps be taken to ensure that voters who did not return their ballot do not have vote history; some of those steps were not taken, which resulted in inaccurate data. Our office has been validating new files from each county and moving them into production as soon as the accuracy of the data is verified. Some counties may not see updates until after the nightly file upload, but if counties have taken the appropriate steps all voter data should be accurate within 48 hours. A comprehensive report will be provided as soon as is practicable.

Once more, this is a code-related issue that occurs when a voter receives a mail-in ballot and chooses not to return it; it is unrelated to the tallying of votes. Before the June 2024 election, the Secretary of State’s office will launch the top-down Voter Registration and Election Management System (VREMS) project, which will eliminate the necessity for these antiquated procedures.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS): The Nevada Secretary of State’s Office confirmed on Monday to 8 News Now that a technical glitch was causing primary mail-in ballots throughout the state to appear as counted when voters had not submitted their ballots or cast any ballots at all.

The voter history bug was unrelated to the county-level process of tabulating votes.

Earlier this month, President Joe Biden emerged victorious in the Democratic primary in Nevada. When former President Donald Trump was not on the ballot, the Republican side supported “none of these candidates.” Later, the party-allowed caucus was won by Trump.

Ballots for the primaries had been mailed by county clerks to Democratic and Republican voters who had either requested them or had not opted out. Many folks sent emails to 8 News Now over the weekend informing us that even though they did not mail-in or even attend the primary, their ballot was tallied according to the state’s online system.

A representative for the Secretary of State’s Office stated that they were made aware of potential technological problems pertaining to the voting records of those who did not take part in the Presidential Preference Primary on Sunday, February 18. Elections and IT personnel met with county clerks and registrars this morning and got to work fixing the problem right away. We’re trying our best to find a quick solution, and we’ll keep you updated as we can.

The primary results remain unchanged despite the technical problem.

Republican governor Joe Lombardo tweeted, citing 8 News Now’s report: “[The Nevada Secretary of State’s Office] is working diligently to resolve the issue with their website.” The website’s voter history bug has no bearing on vote tallying, which takes place at the county level, as the article below makes clear.

Several states allow voting by mail, including Nevada. On election day, voters have the option to cast their ballots in person, by mail, or both. Additionally, if they so choose, registered voters can choose not to receive a mail-in ballot.

On the website of the secretary of state, voters have the ability to examine their past voting records and choose whether or not to vote by mail.

Due to the Nevada GOP leadership’s announcement that only the victor of the caucuses would get delegates to the national nominating convention, Trump was not listed on the Republican primary ballot.

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