Result Determined Party Control of U.S. Senate
March 2023 – As states expand mail voting, Nevada’s 2022 midterm elections offer an alarming case study of close results as they relate to rejected, unreturned, and undeliverable ballots. Nevada’s U.S. Senate race was ultimately called four days late on a margin of 7,928 votes, which determined party control for the chamber. In 2023, the Secretary of State finally published figures showing that 95,556 ballots were sent to undeliverable or “bad” address and another 8,036 were rejected upon receipt. Another 1.2 million ballots never came back to officials for counting.
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