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ELECTION 2008 :

It’s official: Election results certified

Registrar outlines minor glitches in Nov. 4 election

County commissioners gathered at the Clark County Government Center Wednesday morning to hear the final results of the Nov. 4 election. There were no surprises.

County Commissioner Rory Reid greeted county registrar Larry Lomax with “good morning, you look well-rested,” and Lomax was, as he explained the relatively smooth process he and poll workers experienced on election night.

“(The election) was very successful," Lomax said. "It was another record-breaking turnout."

The election saw more than 652,000 total voters cast ballots in Clark County.

Lomax credited the smooth process to poll workers and commended them for not having a day off since September.

While the voting process was mostly smooth, it wasn't without its kinks. Lomax had a list of errors that occurred in the voting process.

“We were unable to reconcile one ballot in each of 94 precincts between computer count and roster count,” Lomax said.

Clerical errors were broken down this way: one clerical error was made in 104 precincts, two clerical errors were made in six precincts, four clerical errors were made in one precinct, five clerical errors were made in one precinct and 13 clerical errors were made in one precinct. A clerical error is a mistake the clerk makes, usually either handing over the wrong voter receipt or forgetting to get a signature.

“While that sounds like a lot of errors, when you’re talking about 652,000, it’s less than one per polling place,” Lomax said.

He also reported that of the 5,427 provisional ballots cast, 3,112 were rejected, 2,625 were unregistered voters, 447 were voters at the wrong polling place and 40 failed to show identification.

Before Lomax officially canvassed the results of the election he pointed out there were four "irreconcilable discrepancies," but said that those didn't alter any outcomes of races.

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