The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires States to implement procedures to maintain accurate and current voter registration lists. States comply with the Act by conducting a general voter registration list maintenance program that makes a reasonable effort to remove ineligible persons from the voter rolls by reason of the person’s death, or a change in the residence of the registrant outside of the jurisdiction, in accordance with procedures set forth in the NVRA. List maintenance programs must be uniform, nondiscriminatory and in compliance with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) expanded on the requirements of the NVRA by requiring that list maintenance on the statewide database shall be done on a regular basis in accordance with the requirements of the NVRA.
Additionally, States must report various voter registration information to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), in response to the EAC survey, every two years. This includes the number of voter-registration applications by mail and from motor vehicle offices, public-assistance offices, offices providing state-funded programs primarily serving persons with disabilities, Armed Forces recruitment offices, and other state-designated offices and agencies. Likewise, States must report voter registration list maintenance information in response to the EAC survey every two years.
These biennial NVRA reports are available on the EAC web site at the following link: http://www.eac.gov/program-areas/research-resources-and-reports/completed-research-and-reports/ national-voter-registration-act-studies
The State of Nevada complies with these federal list maintenance laws at both the State and local level. The Secretary of State participates in two list maintenance programs: the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), as well as Interstate Crosscheck. Information about these programs is detailed below. For information about local list maintenance programs, please contact your county election office. A list of County Clerks and Registrar of Voters is available on the Secretary of State web site at the following link:
Public Information and Public Records Requests - Please note that certain information for list maintenance programs, such as ERIC and Interstate Crosscheck are confidential and protected from disclosure to the public. Media and public inquiries about these programs should be directed to the Secretary of State Public Information Officer by email at SOSPIO@sos.nv.gov.
Electronic Registration Information Center (http://www.ericstates.org/)
In 2012, Nevada was one of the seven states the pioneered the formation of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). ERIC is governed and managed by member states. ERIC is an innovative approach to list maintenance, which uses information from motor vehicle departments, Social Security Administration records and other databases to compare voters within Nevada and in other member states.
This program aligns member states' voter records to identify potential duplicate registrations in member states as well as records that potentially cast multiple ballots in the same election. The Secretary of State is a member of Interstate Crosscheck, but does not use any of this program data for list maintenance purposes.