Democrats Continue To Out-register Republicans In September, Now Have 71K Voter Advantage
Submitted by Nevada News Bureau on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 5:04pm
CARSON CITY – Numbers released today by Secretary of State Ross Miller’s Elections Division show Democrats registered more than twice as many voters than Republicans in September as the deadline to participate in the Nov. 6 general election is now just over two weeks away.
Democrats registered 30,377 active voters, while Republicans registered 14,532 active voters in September, continuing a pattern dating back several months. Active registered nonpartisans increased by 15,240 during the same time period. Of the 1,187,238 active registered voters statewide, 41.6 percent (493,606) are Democrats, 35.6 percent (422,045) are Republicans, and 17 percent (202,181) are nonpartisans.
In Washoe County, the split between the two major parties is only about 1 percent, with 87,391 Democrats registered through Sept. 30 compared to 89,776 registered Republicans, for a difference of 37.7 percent for Democrats to 38.7 percent for the GOP.
Online voter registration is now available in all Nevada counties, but the deadline for online registration is midnight, Saturday Oct. 6th. The deadline for registering by mail is also Saturday October 6th. The deadline for registering in person at your respective county clerk or registrar’s office is Oct. 16th. For more information about registering to vote online, visit www.registertovotenv.gov.