Secretary Miller Releases Year End Voter Registration Figures; Encourages Nevadans to Use Online Service "My Voter File" for Voter Status & Caucus Location
Editors: A complete compilation of Nevada registration totals beginning in the year 2000, and election results beginning in the year 1998 can be found at the Secretary of State’s election websites, nvsos.gov or silverstate08.com
Carson City, NV – The Secretary of State today released voter registration figures for the month of December, 2007 showing a statewide increase in total voters from 1,228,800 in November of 2007 to 1,235,616 in December. The number of “active” Nevada voters dropped from 1,043,555 in November to 980,400 in December, 2007. Active voters are defined as registered voters who maintain a current residence address with their local county clerk and the Secretary of State’s Office.
Secretary of State Ross Miller attributes the decrease in active voters to end-of-the-year data updates of registration rolls by many counties, and said he expects the number of active voters and new registrations to increase significantly in the coming days in anticipation of the Nevada presidential caucuses, and throughout 2008 as the presidential election approaches. Many Nevada counties remove or cancel voters who have remained inactive through two federal election cycles, and who have not responded to mailings from their county registrar.
“My office has been working throughout the state to increase the accessibility of the voting and caucus process,” said Miller. “We have more than 28,000 voter registration applications out there that have been requested by various groups throughout the state. I expect that we’ll see many of those new registrations coming in prior to the caucuses and those increases will be reflected in the upcoming registration report that will be generated prior to the Caucus on January 19.
“The end of the year removal of inactive voters should serve as a reminder for Nevadans to check their registration status. My office recently launched “My Voter File” at silverstate08.com which allows Nevadans to verify and update their voter registration information. Voters can also find out where they can participate in their caucus. If they find that they’re not registered, the website will provide them the information they need to participate in the Caucuses.”
In his capacity as Secretary of State, Ross Miller is Chief Elections Officer for the entire state, supervising state, county and municipal elections; enforcing state and federal election laws; overseeing candidate filings; registering and filing Campaign Contributions & Expense Reports and Financial Disclosure statements; and, certifying statewide candidates, ballot questions and election results.