Secretary Cegavske Announces an Increase in Active Registered Voters in August
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kent Alexander
(Carson City, NV; September 1, 2017) – Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske reports an increase of 4,790 active registered voters statewide during the month of August 2017, as compared to July 2017. The total number of active registered voters in Nevada is 1,483,004, an increase of 0.32% from the prior month.
Democratic Party active registered voters increased statewide by 603 (0.10%), Republican Party active registered voters increased statewide by 1,657 (0.34%), Nonpartisan active registered voters increased statewide by 3,518 (1.13%), Libertarian Party of Nevada active registered voters increased statewide by 112 (0.80%), and Independent American Party active registered voters increased statewide by 259 (0.40%). Active registered voters from a compilation of “other” minor political parties decreased statewide by 1,359 (7.30%).
A portion of the decrease in active registered voters within the compilation of “other” minor political parties is attributed to a technical glitch that was discovered in August where voter registration applications not containing a selection for political party affiliation were accidentally recorded as “other” instead of the correct affiliation of Nonpartisan. Once discovered, the error was corrected so that the proper party affiliation was recorded for each of the affected registrations. The significant increase to Nonpartisan active registered voters is partially reflective of this adjustment.
Of the 1,483,004 active registered voters in Nevada:
• 580,451 are Democrats (39.14%);
• 490,922 are Republicans (33.10%);
• 314,511 are Nonpartisan (21.21%);
• 65,707 are members of the Independent American Party (4.43%);
• 14,158 are members of the Libertarian Party of Nevada (0.95%); and
• 17,255 are members of other minor political parties (1.16%).