As election nears, Nevada county clerks grapple with burnout


              Elko County Clerk Kris Jakeman looks at a batch of mail-in ballots pulled out of an official ballot drop box for a school bond special election in her office in Elko, Nev., on Dec. 14, 2021. In Elko County, the long-time clerk decided to run for re-election last minute, after considering stepping down. Commissioners there want to do away with voting machines. (Elko Daily Free Press via AP)