November 4, 2020 at 7:33 PM EST
Nevada will wait until Thursday morning to update vote count totals; Arizona to post later tonight
By Emma Brown and Hannah Knowles
After briefly indicating that they would release new vote totals on Wednesday, Nevada state election officials said Wednesday evening that they would not release new counts until Thursday at noon Eastern time.
Officials in Washoe County, home to Reno, said they hoped to finishing tabulating all 9,000 outstanding mail-in ballots for reporting on Thursday morning.
More than 5,000 additional ballots — provisional ballots and those cast with same-day registrations — will also have to be tabulated in Washoe. In addition, elections officials must count any mail ballot that was postmarked by Nov. 3 and that arrives by Nov. 10.
Deanna Spikula, the registrar of voters in the county, emphasized the need for patience.
“I know everyone is eager to get the final results in the state tomorrow, but I caution everyone to wait,” Spikula said.
In more populous Clark County, home to Las Vegas, elections officials did not say how many additional ballots they had counted on Wednesday.
In Arizona, more than 400,000 mail and drop-off ballots are yet to be counted in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous. County officials said vote totals would be updated at 7 p.m. local time, or 9 p.m. Eastern.
Officials in Pima County, home to Tucson, said they would post updates sometime Wednesday afternoon local time. There are an estimated 26,000 to 34,000 early ballots left to count in Pima, as well as about 18,000 provisional ballots.