Just Two Weeks Left to Register to Vote by Mail for Primary Election
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pam duPré
Voter Registration Forms Must be Postmarked No Later Than May 8
(Carson City, NV – April 23, 2010) – Secretary of State Ross Miller is reminding Nevadans who are not registered to vote that they have just two more weeks to register by mail to vote in the 2010 primary election. Voter registration forms that are mailed to county clerks must be postmarked no later than May 8. Individuals can register in person at their voter registrar’s/county clerk’s office until May 18.
Nevadans who have changed addresses since they last voted must fill out another registration form if they want to cast a full ballot in the primary election.
The state legislature last year moved the date of the Nevada primary election from August to June, which moved deadlines for registering to vote up by several weeks. The 2010 primary election is Tuesday, June 8.
“Many of the 2010 races include high-profile primaries, and I want to make sure that anybody who wants to vote in the primary is not left out because they missed the deadline to register to vote or request an absentee ballot,” Secretary Miller said. “Now is the time to get registered if you want a say in which candidates appear on the general election ballot.”
May 8 is also the last day for military service members who are not registered to vote and who are stationed overseas to register for the 2010 Primary Election. New federal and state laws allow overseas voters to register to vote electronically, by fax or email. Registration forms can be downloaded, completed and signed, and sent back by fax, or scanned and emailed. Voter registration forms from overseas applicants returned by fax or email must be received by the voter registrar/county clerk by May 8. Forms returned by mail must be postmarked no later than May 8.
A Federal Post Card Application available at www.fvap.gov can be used by overseas voters to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. Requests to receive an absentee ballot must be received by the county clerk/voter registrar by June 1.
More information on voting from overseas, including contact information for Nevada’s 17 voter registrars/county clerks, can be found under Voter Information at www.nvsos.gov.