FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pam duPré
(775) 684-5748 firstname.lastname@example.org Clark County moves thousands to inactive rolls
(Carson City, NV – December 2, 2009) – Voter registration numbers posted today by Secretary of State Ross Miller’s Elections Division indicate there were 57,186 fewer active voters in the state at the end of November compared to the month before. Nearly all of the difference is in Clark County where the voter registrar’s office is in the midst of a six-month process to update voter rolls by moving voters from active to inactive status. Total active and inactive voters increased by 1200 from October to November to 1,332,773 voters.
Nearly twice as many Democrats than Republicans were moved to inactive status in Clark County; 29,013 Democrats compared to 15,185 Republicans. Nearly 10,000 Non-Partisans were moved from active to inactive status.
Local elections officials periodically update voter registration rolls by comparing their lists to the U.S. Postal Service National Change of Address list. Individuals are moved to inactive status only after they fail to respond to follow-up inquiries from local officials. Inactive voters will not receive sample ballots and other materials that are sent to active voters, but are allowed to vote if they show up during early voting or on election day. Inactive voters remain in the database but are placed on a cancelled voter list if they fail to vote in the next two federal general elections.
Voter registration statistics can be found at http://www.nvsos.gov/elections/voter-reg/.