FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Catherine Lu
(702) 486-6982 / 334-7953
(October 11, 2012; Las Vegas, NV) – With just days before the October 20th start of early voting in Nevada, Secretary of State Ross Miller tells voters now is the time to verify their status as registered voters, and reminds them that any potential incidents of voter registration fraud or irregularities at the polls should be reported directly to his office.
“My office and our Elections Integrity Task Force respond to every complaint, and aggressively investigate allegations of voter fraud and irregularities at the polls,” said Miller. “We demonstrated our commitment to maintaining the integrity of our registration and polling systems when we investigated ACORN. Our commitment to integrity remains.
“As a former prosecutor I think it’s important to remind Nevadans that when they witness what they think is registration or voter fraud, they should report it to us immediately. I know that the immediate reaction of many people is to report it to the media, or to try to investigate it themselves, but keep in mind that we’re talking about criminal activity and the appropriate way to address alleged criminal activity is to report it to the authorities with enforcement jurisdiction. In the case of elections issues, that’s my office. The successful investigation and prosecution of any crime is the job of the law enforcement professionals.”
The procedure for reporting potential election law violations is to download and complete an Election Integrity Violation Report form (available in the Election Center of the Secretary of State’s website, www.nvsos.gov, or by clicking here) and then mailing or emailing it to the Elections Division.
Miller also warned that because of allegations of voter registration fraud, some Nevadans may have concerns about their status as registered voters. Registered voters can verify their status and find their general election day polling location in the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system, My Voter File, at nvsos.gov/votersearch. To access My Voter File, registered voters must enter their first and last names, date of birth, and a driver’s license number or social security number. The system will securely provide information on the individual’s voting history, a list of elected officials, election precinct, party affiliation, and address.
If you find yourself not registered, you will need to visit your county clerk’s office or registrar of voters’ office in person by Tuesday, Oct. 16, or you will not be eligible to vote in the general election. Voters who need to change party affiliation or update their address in time for the general election must also do so at their respective county clerk’s or registrar of voters’ office by Tuesday, Oct. 16. A complete list of registrars and clerks can be found at the “Election Center” on the Secretary of State’s website at www.nvsos.gov or by clicking here.
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