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More than 1.2 million registered in Nevada for general election


By Nevada News Bureau Staff

CARSON CITY – More than 1.2 million Nevadans are registered as active voters for the Nov. 6 general election as of the close of the registration Oct. 16, the secretary of state’s office reported today.

Numbers released today by Secretary of State Ross Miller’s Elections Division show that Democrats registered nearly twice as many voters than Republicans since the end of September.


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Of the 1,257,621 active registered voters statewide, 41.9 percent (526,986) are Democrats, 34.7 percent (436,799) are Republicans, 17.4 percent (219,299) are non-partisans, 4.6 percent (58,130) are members of the Independent American Party, and the remaining 1.3 percent (16,407) are members of the Green, Libertarian, or other minor parties.

From Oct. 1 to Oct. 16, the number of active registered voters increased by 70,383. Democrats registered 33,380 active voters, while Republicans registered 14,754 active voters. Active registered non-partisans increased by 17,118 during the same time period.

The total number of active registered voters at the close of registration for the 2012 general election is up by 138,045 compared to the 2010 general election close-of-registration figures, and up by 49,860 compared to the 2008 general election close-of-registration figures.

This is the first election cycle where all 17 counties have had access to the online voter registration system. Since the May 22 registration deadline for the primary election, 41,471 Nevada residents registered to vote online.

“Our outreach efforts and the statewide availability of online voter registration are clearly encouraging and allowing Nevadans to participate in the democratic process,” Miller said. “Now they can use their status as registered voters to cast the ballots during early voting or on Election Day.”

Early voting in Nevada begins tomorrow and runs through Nov. 2. Early voting locations in all counties are available at www.nvsos.gov or by clicking here.

The secretary of state’s office will post voter turnout statistics, including county and political party breakdowns, to the website daily beginning Monday, Oct. 22. To receive an email notification as soon as the statistics are updated, sign up for “Early Vote Reports” here.

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