Secretary of State Ross Miller Releases March Voter Registration Numbers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pam duPré
Non-Partisans register at higher percentage than Republicans or Democrats
(Carson City, NV – April 2, 2010) – Secretary of State Ross Miller’s office reported today that the number of active registered voters in the state increased by just over 5,000 at the end of March compared to the month before. The increase came after several months of steadiness or declines as county clerks and registrars updated their rolls. There were 1,075,101 active registered voters on March 31, up 5,265 or about a half of a percent, from February.
Non-Partisans registered at a higher rate than Republicans or Democrats, increasing their ranks by 1,166 or .71% to 164,319. There were 458, 218 active registered Democrats, up 1,686 or .37%, and 394,656 active Republicans, up 1,736 or .44%.
County clerks and registrars routinely update voter registration rolls in between elections. Officials use U.S. Postal Service change-of-address records to follow up with voters who’ve moved. Individuals who don’t provide new addresses are given an inactive status. Inactive voters may still show up at the polls and vote, but will not receive sample ballots and other information by mail.
Voter registration numbers by political party, county, age, and district can be found under the Election Center at www.nvsos.gov.