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Democrats' Voter Registration Advantage Widens Slightly in May
Number of active voters in CD 2 falls by 5,000
Posted Date: 6/2/2011

Contact: Pam duPré
(775) 684-5748

(Carson City, NV; June 2, 2011) – Voter registration numbers released today by Secretary of State Ross Miller show a statewide drop of 3,471 in the number of active voters at the end of May compared to the month before. Most of the decrease is a result of an update of the voter rolls in Elko County. The number of active voters there dropped by more than 5,000, a difference of 28% compared to April. The vast majority of those voters were moved to the inactive rolls after failing to vote in the last election and failing to respond to a request to update their address.

As a result, the number of active voters in Congressional District 2 dropped by 4,625. Republican ranks fell by 2,249 and the number of Democrats fell by 1,312. District-wide, Republicans outnumber Democrats by 30,490, but their advantage in active voter registration dropped by about 3% compared to last month.

Statewide, the Democratic margin grew by just over a thousand. At the end of May, there were 405,421 active Republicans and 470,470 active Democrats registered in Nevada.

The latest voter registration breakdown by county, party, age, and district can be found under the Election Center at