Las Vegas, NV (AP) – Clark County has named a new elections director.
Lorena Portillo will succeed Joe Gloria, who ran elections in Clark County for nearly a decade. He had long planned to leave the office after last year’s midterms to work at the National Association of Election Officials.
Portillo, appointed as registrar of voters unanimously by the Clark County Commission, has worked in the Clark County elections department for 25 years. She has most recently served as assistant registrar.
During the 2020 and 2022 elections, Clark County’s elections department became the face of Nevada’s lengthy vote-counting process that allows for mailed ballots to be counted if they are postmarked on Election Day and received by an elections office within four days. It was often the deciding county in several high-profile races, including for senate and governor.