Contact: Catherine Lu
(702) 486-6982 / 334-7953
(Carson City, Nev; October 6, 2012) - The online voter registration system at www.registertovotenv.gov is now available until 11:59 p.m. tonight as originally stated. The Secretary of State’s office said yesterday the system would only be available until 7:59 p.m. because of mandatory system maintenance with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), but that issue has been resolved. October 6 is the deadline for online or mail-in voter registration.
“I sincerely thank the DMV, Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS), and our Secretary of State team for working tirelessly and relentlessly throughout the weekend to make sure all Nevadans have the opportunity to register to vote,” said Secretary of State Ross Miller. “Nevadans now have until 11:59 p.m. to register to vote or update their profile, but they should not procrastinate.”
Online voter registration functions by retrieving the signature that is on file with the DMV to complete the registration application. The system to retrieve the signatures caps the total number of new registrations at 4,000 per day. If the total number of new registrants exceeds that cap, the voter application is placed into pending status awaiting confirmation that a proper signature from DMV is on file. Voters who completed an online application after the 4,000-person daily cap has been reached will be temporarily placed into pending status awaiting final confirmation of their signature on file with the DMV.
Registration online at www.registertovotenv.gov is fast and simple. Eligible Nevadans only need a Nevada Driver’s License or DMV issue ID, and their Social Security Number. Those who miss the online or mail-in deadline of October 6 can register in person at your county clerk or registrar of voters’ until October 16.
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