CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY BY CHECKING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS, SAYS SECRETARY OF STATE ROSS MILLER
www.silverstate08.com Adds New, Personalized Voter Information; Celebrate Independence Day By Getting Involved, Says Miller
(Carson City, NV: July 2, 2008) – There is possibly no better way to celebrate our independence and acknowledge the importance of our Democracy than by taking a few minutes this weekend to become an informed voter, says Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller. The Nevada Secretary of State election information website, www.silverstate08.com, is now offering expanded resources for voters including the ability to immediately locate your polling place, and a list of your federal and state elected officials, including state assembly and senate. The website also provides access to Nevada’s “Please Don’t Call List” through which Nevadans can request political campaigns to not call their homes; immediate information on individuals’ registration status and voting history; information on initiatives and referenda, political party information, and statewide voter registration information; and, links to a wide range of additional resources.
“Nevadans should celebrate Independence Day in a significant way by taking a few minutes to get involved and informed. The numbers demonstrate that voters are using the website to get information,” said Secretary Miller. “In the week prior to our caucuses in January, there were more than 25,000 searches for information. The expansion of services and information offered at www.silverstate08.com is just in time for voters who need information for the August 12, 2008 primary election, and is another example of my commitment to transparency and accessibility. With early voting for the primary beginning July 26th, and primary registration deadlines of a July 12th postmark for mail-ins, and July 22nd for in-person registration, we want this information to be readily available to voters and potential voters.
“We’ve been actively promoting voter registration and I believe that to do so responsibly requires that we actively promote voter information. Our internet capabilities are an opportunity to extend our outreach to Nevada voters and to expand the amount of information available to them, without any impact to our budget. We’re using the same techniques and philosophy in all of our areas of jurisdiction, including securities regulation and corporate filing.”
The 2008 election is expected to bring an unprecedented number of Nevadans to the polls. As of June 30, 2008, there were 1,314,899 total registered voters in the state, including 559,814 Democrats and 487,685 Republicans.