FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Catherine Lu
(702) 486-6982 / 334-7953
(Carson City, NV; September 14, 2012) -- New video presentations, now available on YouTube and Facebook, are reminding Nevadans that there is still time to register to vote online through the Nevada Secretary of State’s online voter registration website, www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov. The videos include an appearance by television and Las Vegas stage star Holly Madison, who generously donated her time and efforts for the production, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. The videos are part of a multi-media campaign that includes outdoor and online media, and is funded by the Federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA).
“It was great to have Holly Madison provide some real star power to our television spot,” said Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller. “We want Nevadans and Nevada’s military members to have full access to the registration system, and the first step in participating in that system is getting registered. We’ve made that as easy as possible with online voter registration.”
Nevada recently became one of just 10 states to offer online voter registration, which provides a quick and easy option for Nevada residents looking to register to vote. The Nevada Secretary of State’s office now offers the option to register to vote online at www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov, or through the new voter registration Facebook app at apps.facebook.com/NVSOSNOVA.
“I want to encourage eligible voters in Nevada to register to vote before October 6,” said Miller. “Online voter registration is convenient, easy and secure through our Facebook application and our website.”
The Nevada Secretary of State’s office has also collaborated with Nevada Libraries to provide access to online voter registration for residents who may not have easy access to a computer or Internet. For businesses that want to get involved, the Secretary of State’s office has created a business tool kit that is available online at http://nvsos.gov/electioncenter/electioninformation. To register to vote online, citizens need to be at least 18 years of age by Election Day and have a Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driver's license or DMV-issued identification card. The application process pulls the signature on file with the DMV and applies it to the voter's registration record.
Registered voters can access their voting information at nvsos.gov/votersearch. From there, they can update their address or change their party affiliation without completing a paper application.
Residents have until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 to register by mail or online and Oct. 16 to register in person to vote in the November 6 general election.
For more information about registering to vote, visit the "Election Center" on the Secretary of State's website, www.nvsos.gov.
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