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Update: Nov. 19, 4:20 p.m.

The final voter turnout result was 54.58% for Nevada.

Washoe County’s total voter turnout finalized as 63.11%.

Cortez Masto won the race for U.S. Senate and will remain in her position for another six years.

Lombardo won the race for Nevada governor and will take Sisolak’s position in January to serve for four years.

These races and other races final results can be found below.

This is the last report the Sagebrush will make about the General Midterm Election for 2022.

Update: Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m.

The voter turnout is currently 54.73% for Nevada.

Washoe County’s voter turnout is 63.73%.

Cortez Masto keeps the lead for the Senate with 48.82% against Laxalt with 48.04%.

Lombardo keeps the lead in the race for governor with 48.8% of the vote against Sisolak with 47.31% of the vote.

Updated results can be found below.

Update: Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.

The statewide voter turnout is currently at 53.91% for Nevada.

Washoe County’s voter turnout is currently 62.37%.

Cortez Masto regains her lead for the Senate with 48.77% of the vote against Laxalt with 48.11% of the vote.

Lombardo leads the race for governor with 48.88% of the vote, followed by Sisolak with 47.68% of the vote.

Final ballot counting must be completed by Nov. 18, 10 days after Election Day.

Updated results for individual races can be found below.

Update: Nov. 10, 10:45 a.m.

The statewide voter turnout is currently at 47.65% for Nevada. The most recent midterm general election in 2018 ended with a voter turnout of 62.4%.

Counties like Washoe and Clark still have plenty of mail-in ballots to go. Washoe’s voter turnout is currently 49.2%.

Laxalt leads the U.S. Senate race, but Cortez Masto is hot on his tail, only 15,812 votes behind.

Lombardo has a larger run on Sisolak in the governor’s race, leading ahead by 34,132 votes.

Updated results can be found below.

Update: Nov. 9, 1:40 p.m.

Jamie Rodriguez, the Interim Registrar of Voters, got on a press conference call around 1 p.m. for updates on the election.

She explained there are currently 63 bins pending signature cures from the voting centers and from the post office today. There are also 36 bins pending batch or cut numbers, meaning there’s not a substantial amount in a batch to count yet, and there are only 4 bins that are ready for extraction and vote tallying. All bins hold between roughly 350 to 400 ballots.

Prior to Election Day, 79,351 mail-ballots were received and of those, 40,166 have been counted. Essentially, there are 39,185 mail-in ballots remaining as well as the18,479 mail-in ballots from Election Day. This is not counting the mail-in ballots still being delivered that are post-marked by Election Day.

“I think between the primary and now this election, we are seeing that there is a really strong preference for mail ballots,” said Rodriguez.

Update: Nov. 9, noon

The voter turnout for Washoe County is currently 42.44%. The statewide voter turnout for Nevada is currently 45.2%.

Laxalt leads the U.S. Nevada Senate race and Lomabardo leads the Nevada Governor’s race.

Updated results can be found below.

Update: Nov. 9, 1:25 a.m.

All Washoe County voting center ballots have been officially brought in from Election Day.

UNR’s location was the last voting center to bring ballots in to the Registrar of Voters, according to spokesperson Bethany Drysdale.

“UNR experienced very long lines all day, primarily because most voters were doing same-day registration or updating their registration on the spot,” Drysdale told the Sagebrush. “This made the process very slow.

Currently, statewide voter turnout is 43.76%. Voter turnout for Washoe County remains at 33.63% until final votes are calculated.

Lyon County was the last remaining county to deliver results at 1:21 a.m.

Updated results as of 1:25 a.m. can be found below, statewide and countywide.

The Sagebrush will update results throughout the final days ballots will be counted.

Update: Nov. 9, 12:20 a.m.

Lander County has entered new results at 12:11 p.m. Statewide results to be updated below.

Update: Nov. 8, 11:57 p.m.

In Nevada, voter turnout statewide is currently at 32.04%. In the 2020 general election, voter turnout hit 77.26%.

Mail-in ballots are still waiting to be counted and according to the RGJ there are still five voting centers who did not turn in their ballots as of 11:30 p.m.

There are also five counties still with no results in including Douglas County, Eureka County, Lander County, Lyon County and Nye County.

Stay tuned for more updates soon.

Update: Nov. 8, 11:40 p.m.

Humboldt and Lincoln counties have both entered results at 11:33 and 11:30 p.m. Statewide results to be updated.

Update: Nov. 8, 11:25 p.m.

Elko County puts in results at 11:22 p.m. Statewide results to be updated below.

Update: Nov. 8, 11:07 p.m.

As of 10:58 p.m., Washoe County results are in. Total voter turnout for Washoe is 28.36% with 60.87% being early voter turnout. New city and county results to be updated below.

Pershing and Storey County also put their results in as of 11:04 p.m. and 11:05 p.m.

Update: Nov. 8, 10:45 p.m.

White Pine County just put in new results for Nevada at 10:32 p.m. and Carson City put in new results at 10:44 p.m. Results being updated below.

Update: Nov. 8, 10:14 p.m.

Carson City results were added. New results for races can be found below.

Update: Nov. 8, 10:00 p.m.

More election results slowly being added in from Churchill, Clark, Esmeralda and Mineral counties. View results statewide below.

Washoe County and Reno votes have not been counted yet, so results for some races are to be announced.

Update: Nov. 8, 9:47 p.m.

Election results are starting to flow in by the Nevada State Secretary’s sites.

More information on numbers and leaders can be found in the individual races listed below.

Update: Nov. 8, 9:40 p.m.

The Nevada Secretary of State just tweeted all polls in Nevada have closed at 9:38 p.m.

Results should be coming in for Washoe County soon as ballots are brought into the Registrar of Voters’ office.

Update: Nov. 8, 9:30 p.m.

As of 9:22 p.m., according to the Reno Gazette-Journal, all Washoe County voter centers are closed and all voters who’d been in line have voted.

UNR was the last polling center open with a 50-minute waiting time in the line.

Also, mail-in ballots are not being counted today, since there are too many of them. They will be counted over the next few days as the ballot collection stays open in Nevada for 10 days after Election Day.

Update: Nov. 8, 8:45 p.m.

The polls were closed at 7 p.m., however if you are a voter who is in line at the polls, you are still allowed to vote after.

Overall in the state of Nevada, there are 1,860,408 active voters according to the Nevada Secretary State site.

The combine cumulative number of “General Election Early Voting and Mail-In Voter Turnout” numbers wer 132,300 by Nov. 7. It was 51,729 Democrats, 50,087 Republicans and 30,484 nonpartisans.

After their final report at 7 p.m., the Registrar of Voters determined it was a total of 36,306 cumulative ballots received. It was 8,317 Democrats, 17,696 Republicans and 10,293 nonpartisans.

As batches of ballots begin being delivered to the Washoe County Registrar of Voters, results will start being calculated. The Sagebrush will be giving live updates on race results as they are tallied.

Originally published: Nov. 8, noon.

It’s finally Election Day!

If you haven’t already cast your vote and you’re looking for more information before you do so, the Sagebrush voter guide is here to help.

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., voters are able to vote at all available polling locations in Reno, as laid out in “Part 2” of the voter guide. UNR students can vote at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the second floor in the Blue Fish Bowl. 

The Sagebrush will be covering the races mentioned in “Part 3” of the voter guide. Keep an eye out for election results as ballots are being counted in at the Washoe County Recorder’s office. 

If you would like to watch the ballot counting live, click here

And finally, if you’re looking for motivation to vote on this snowy day in Reno, check out some of the advice provided by the Sagebrush’s “Part 4” of the voter guide to see what some of your administrators want to tell you about voting.

More updates are coming soon.

Ballot Questions

Ballot Question 1: Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended by adding a specific guarantee that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this State or any of its cities, counties, or other political subdivisions on account of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, ancestry, or national origin?


  • YES: 58.63% with 580,022 votes
  • NO: 41.37% with 409,228 votes

Ballot Question 2: Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended, effective July 1, 2024, to: (1) establish the State’s minimum wage that employers must pay to certain employees at a rate of $12 per hour worked, subject to any applicable increases above that $12 rate provided by federal law or enacted by the Nevada Legislature; (2) remove the existing provisions setting different rates for the minimum wage based on whether the employer offers certain health benefits to such employees; and (3) remove the existing provisions for adjusting the minimum wage based on applicable increases in the cost of living?


  • YES: 55.18% with 545,828 votes
  • NO: 44.82% with 443,318 votes

Ballot Question 3: Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to allow all Nevada voters the right to participate in open primary elections to choose candidates for the general election in which all voters may then rank the remaining candidates by preference for the offices of U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Controller, Attorney General, and State Legislators?


  • YES: 52.94% with 524,868 votes
  • NO: 47.06% with 466,635 votes

Candidate Races

U.S. Senate

  • Catherine Cortez Masto (Democrat): 48.81% with 498,316 votes
  • Adam Laxalt (Republican): 48.04% with 490,388 votes
  • Barry Lindemann (Independent): 0.79% with 8,075 votes
  • Barry Rubinson (Independent American): 0.51% with 5,208 votes
  • Neil Scott (Libertarian): 0.63% with 6,422 votes

Attorney General 

  • Aaron Ford (Democrat): 52.25% with 511,263 votes
  • Sigal Chattah (Republican): 44.36% with 434,084 votes


  • Steve Sisolak (Democrat): 47.3% with 481,991 votes
  • Joe Lombardo (Republican): 48.81% with 497,377 votes
  • Edward Bridges II (Independent American): 0.97% with 9,918 votes
  • Brandon Davis (Libertarian): 1.46% with 14,919 votes

Secretary of State

  • Cisco Aguilar (Democrat): 48.95% with 496,569 votes
  • Jim Marchant (Republican): 46.67% with 473,467 votes
  • Janine Hansen (Independent American Party): 1.72% with 17,472 votes
  • Ross Crane (Libertarian): 0.87% with 8,821 votes

U.S. House District 2

  • Mark Amodei (Republican): 59.73% with 185,467 votes
  • Elizabeth Mercedes Krause (Democrat): 37.8% with 117,371 votes
  • Russell Best (Independent American): 1.35% with 4,194 votes
  • Darryl Baber (Libertarian): 1.12% with 3,466 votes

Lieutenant Governor

  • Lisa Cano Burkhead (Democrat): 45.75% with 463,871 votes
  • Stavros Anthony (Republican): 49.41% with 500,994vvotes
  • Bill Hoge (Independent American): 0.83% with 8,397 votes
  • Javi Tachiquin (Libertarian): 1.13% with 11,471 votes
  • Trey Delap (Nonpartisan): 0.78% with 7,931 votes

Nevada Controller:

  • Ellen Spiegel (Democrat): 45.93% with 463,092 votes
  • Andy Matthews (Republican): 50.06% with 504,703 votes
  • Jed Profeta (Libertarian): 1.52% with 15,375 votes

Nevada Court of Appeals (Seat 1)

  • Rhonda Forsberg (Nonpartisan): 24.9% with 222,586 votes
  • Deborah Westbrook (Nonpartisan): 51.44% with 459,818 votes

Nevada State Treasurer

  • Zach Conine (Democrat): 47.7% with 482,762 votes
  • Michele Fiore (Republican): 46% with 465,570 votes
  • Margaret Hendrickson (Independent American): 1.94% with 19,588 votes
  • Bryan Elliott (Libertarian): 1.59% with 16,051 votes

Nevada State Senate District 13

  • Skip Daly (Democrat): 61.57% with 23,416 votes
  • Matthew Buehler (Republican): 38.43% with 14,618 votes

Nevada State Assembly District 24

  • Sarah Peters (Democrat): 65.91% with 12,227 votes
  • Dorzell King (Republican): 34.09% with 6,325 votes

Washoe County Assessor: 

  • Wendy Jauregui-Jackins (Democrat): 48.42% with 90,835 votes
  • Chris Sarman (Republican): 51.58% with 96,746 votes

Washoe County Commission District 2:

  • Keith Lockard (Democrat): 44.43% with 19,416 votes
  • Michael Clark (Republican): 52.53% with 22,957 votes
  • David Banuelos (Libertarian): 3.05% with 1,331 votes

Washoe County Commission District 3:

  • Marialuz Garcia (Democrat): 62.36% with 13,867 votes
  • Denise Myer (Republican): 37.64% with 8,369 votes

Washoe County Commission District 5:

  • Edwin Lyngar (Democrat): 46.29% with 16,506 votes
  • Jeanne Herman (Republican): 53.71% with 19,154 votes

Washoe County Public Administrator:

  • Molly Stewart (Democrat): 47% with 87,683 votes
  • Nicole Klitzke (Republican): 53% with 98,885 votes

Mayor of Reno

  • Hillary Schieve (Nonpartisan): 59.07% with 52,512 votes
  • Eddie Lorton (Nonpartisan): 40.93% with 36,392 votes

Reno Municipal Court Department 3

  • Justin Champagne (Nonpartisan): 57.06% with 43,537 votes
  • Pete Sferrazza (Nonpartisan): 42.94% with 32,769 votes

Reno Municipal Court Department 4

  • Christopher Hazlett-Stevens (Nonpartisan): 50.29% with 35,152 votes
  • Henry Sotelo (Nonpartisan): 49.71% with 34,750 votes

Reno Township Justice Court Department 2

  • Kendra Bertschy (Nonpartisan): 56.71% with 56,455 votes
  • Bruce Hahn (Nonpartisan): 43.29% with 43,095 votes

Jaedyn Young can be reached at or on Twitter @jaedyn_young3.

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