Voter Registration Up Nearly 5% From a Year Ago
Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller’s Office
reports highest percentage increase is in Non-Partisan voters
(Carson City, NV; October 7, 2009)- Secretary of State Ross Miller said today the
number of Non-Partisan voters grew at a higher rate than either Democratic or Republican voters
between September of last year and September of this year. Of the 54,451 additional registered
voters in September of this year, 15,670 registered as Non-partisan, up 9% from September of
last year. Just over 25,000 were registered as Democrats, up 5% from last year and about 8200
registered as Republicans, up nearly 2%. Overall, the number of voters was up 4.8% in
September compared to the same month last year.
When compared to the same month in the last election cycle, September of 2007, the total
number of registered voters is up 15%, or by nearly 160,000 voters. Of those, 66% registered as
Democrats, 21% as Non-Partisans, and 7% as Republicans. Significant changes compared to
two years ago include an increase in Democratic voters of 38,000 in Congressional District 3
compared to an increase of 5,000 Republican voters. Congressional District 1 had 2,000 fewer
Republican voters last month than in September of 2007.
The September, 2009, voter registration numbers, broken down by various districts,
county, and age, are now posted at www.nvsos.gov/elections/voter-reg.