Nearly 9,500 New Voters Registered In April, Democrats Add 1,638 More Than GOP

CARSON CITY – Secretary of State Ross Miller today released voter registration numbers that show nearly 9,500 Nevadans registered to vote in April, with Democrats adding 1,638 more voters than Republicans.

The Secretary of State’s Elections Division reports that Republicans increased their number of active voters by 2,277 while Democrats increased active voters by 3,915. At the end of April, 392,050 active Republican voters and 428,774 active Democratic voters are registered in Nevada.

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Registered nonpartisans increased their number of active voters by 2,485 in April, bringing the statewide total to 168,225. In all, active Nevada voters total 1,049,004, an increase of 9,464 from the previous month.

The registration gains come as the June primary nears.

May 22 is the last day to register to vote in person in Nevada in advance of the June 12 primary day. Early voting for the primary will run from May 26 to June 8.

The new voter registration numbers show breakdowns by county, party, age and district.

The major party voter breakdowns in five state Senate districts where both Democrats and Republicans are seeking wins in order to control the 21-member house in the 2013 legislative session have not changed significantly from prior reports.

State Senate Races In Play In 2012

Senate District Party Control Democrat Voters GOP Voters Total Voters
5 (Clark) Democrat 21,724 (40.6%) 20,058 (37.5%) 53,761
6 (Clark) Democrat 23,353 (41.4%) 21,538 (38.2) 56,419
9 (Clark) Republican 16,892 (39.6%) 15,053 (35.3%) 42,666
15 (Washoe) Republican 26,709 (38%) 28,092 (40%) 70,296
18 (Clark) Republican 20,437 (37.6%) 22,082 (40.7%) 54,296

Democrats maintain a lead in three Clark County races: Senate 5 by 40.6 percent to 37.5 percent for Republicans; in Senate 6 by 41.4 percent to 38.2 percent; and in Senate 9 by 39.6 percent to 35.3 percent.

Republicans maintain a lead in Senate 15 in Washoe County, 40 percent to 38 percent, and in Senate District 18 in Clark County, 40.7 percent to 37.6 percent.

Democrats have an 11-10 majority in the Senate currently.

Republicans need to hold on to three Republican seats, Senate 9, 15, and 18, and pick up one of two held by Democrats, Senate 5 or 6, to take control of the Senate.