The Washoe County Commission is considering a voter suppression resolution at Tuesday’s meeting. As attacks on Nevadans’ freedom to vote continue to pop up, as they did in Lander and Nye counties, it’s time for everyone who cares about voting rights to join the fight.
Earlier this month, the Washoe County Commission announced that they will hear Commissioner Jeanne Herman’s proposal, which includes deploying National Guards to election sites and ballot drop boxes to intimidate voters, providing only one electronic voting machine per polling site, and singling out people whose same day registration with different provisional ballots, and more.
This will create accessibility issues for Washoe County voters and impose a larger burden on election officials, both of which are visible acts of voter suppression.
The Washoe County Commission has zero legal authority to pass several of the provisions presented in this outrageous proposal. It is unnecessary and imposes a serious threat to voter accessibility and only amplifies the dangers of voter suppression and disinformation.
Don’t let them silence your voice! Here’s how you can help.
SUBMIT A PUBLIC COMMENT
Leave a public comment by voicemail at 775-328-2003 or send an email to Washoe311@washoecounty.gov. Public comments must be submitted by 4 p.m. Monday.
You may also attend the meeting in person Tuesday morning at 1001 E. 9th St. The meeting begins at 10 a.m.
Public comments are limited to 3 minutes person.
LIVE IN WASHOE COUNTY? MESSAGE THE COMMISSIONERS
Sign and submit an email to the Washoe County Commission letting them know they will not hear this resolution without also hearing the magnified voices of Nevadans thrashing at the door.
We have consistently fought for the right to vote and will challenge any threat to that right.