(Carson City, NV; August 1, 2008) – Secretary of State Ross Miller today reported new figures for the number of registered voters in Nevada through and including July 22, 2008, the deadline for registration to participate in the August 12, 2008 primary election. The latest tally is 1,325,133 total voters (both active and inactive). The new total includes 564,885 Democrats and 489,396 Republicans. The new number of total voters is an increase of 0.8% of the total at the end of June, 2008, and a 29.8% increase over the total number of voters at the end of July, 2004.
“Ironically, we’re experiencing record registration, but we’re expecting low turnout for the primary,” said Miller. “Voters need to remember that the primary and general elections are inherently connected, and that the results of the primaries determine their choices in the general election in November.”
A full breakdown of registered voters by county and political party is available on the Secretary of State’s website, www.nvsos.gov. The Secretary of State’s office will continue to report voter registration statistics on a monthly basis by posting the figures on the first business day of every month. Nevadans who wish to check their voter registration status, or sign up for the “Please Don’t Call List” can visit the Secretary of State’s election website at www.silverstate08.com.
The registration totals posted by the Secretary of State’s office do not necessarily reflect the final total of voters eligible to participate in the primary elections. The confirmation process by the Secretary of State and by respective county registrars will confirm the status of each registered voter, and will most likely result in a change in the number of primary-eligible voters. That confirmation process began July 23, 2008 and will continue through August 9, 2008.