Number of Active Registered Voters Down in April Compared to Month Before
Washoe county finished cleanup of voter rolls last month
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pam duPré
(Carson City, NV – May 3, 2010) – Secretary of State Ross Miller’s office today released voter registration statistics for the month of April that show the total number of active registered voters in the state was down by 14,488, or 1.3%, compared to March. There were a total of 1,060,522 active registered voters on April 30.
The number of active voters went up in Clark County by nearly 4,000 voters. Washoe County rolls dropped by 19,065, or just over 8%, as a result of the routine update of the voter roles. The number of active registered Republicans and Democrats in Washoe County declined by nearly the same amount, about 7.5%, compared to March.
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.