Skip to page body Home Information Center Election Center Business Center Licensing Center Securities Center Online Services

Press Releases

News Review
Percentage of Eligible Nevadans Registered to Vote Still Climbing
Posted Date: 7/9/2009
Registration Numbers as of June 30 Now Posted at

(Carson City, NV; July 9, 2009) – Nearly 80% of Nevadans who are eligible are now
registered to vote, according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office. As of July 1, 77.6 % of
Silver State residents who are eligible are now registered to vote. That’s up from 72.6 % at this
time two years ago and just 71.2% in 2005. A total of 1,327,399 Nevadans are now registered
as voters; 1,190,719 are listed as active voters.

“This trend is very encouraging,” said Secretary of State Ross Miller. “These numbers
reflect the efforts of many individuals, organizations, and agencies, including me and my staff,
who have been working hard to promote participatory democracy.”

Just over 1,500 Nevadans registered to vote in June, only about a third of the number of
registrations during the same period in 2007, the last non-election year.
Secretary Miller reminds Nevadans that the 2010 election season is already underway. The 2009
legislature shortened the time between elections by moving the primary election up from August
to June.

“The next statewide election is less than a year away,” Secretary Miller said.
“Candidates are already announcing their intentions to run and fundraising is well underway.
We encourage new residents to get engaged and the first step is to register to vote.”

The latest statewide voter registration numbers as of June 30 are now posted at