Secretary Of State Promotes Social Media Voter Awareness Campaign As Registration Deadline Looms

CARSON CITY – Secretary of State Ross Miller today announced a social media awareness campaign to encourage Nevadans to register to vote ahead of the June 12 primary election.

“While many of you are registered voters, we all know someone who hasn’t updated his or her address after moving residences or completed a voter registration card after moving to the state,” Miller said. “You can remind them that there is still time to register to vote or update their information for the June 12 primary election.”

Miller is asking Nevadans to join him in promoting the voter awareness campaign.

“It only takes a few seconds to update your Facebook status or tweet about it,” he said. “You can make the social media campaign a success by spreading the word about this campaign to your employees, members, and social network before May 8. Let’s flood Facebook news feeds and Twitter timelines so everyone is reminded of one of the greatest rights of a democracy – the right to vote.”

Miller has included some sample status updates and tweets that participants can use. The links for Clark County voters are different because residents are able to register to vote online.

Miller said he expects to have online voter registration in all Nevada counties before the general election in November.

In Clark County, participants can use these samples: Facebook: Nevada’s primary election is June 12. I’m registered to vote. Are you? Deadlines: May 12 by mail or electronically, May 22 in person. Register online at www.registertovotenv.gov or check your voter status at www.nvsos.gov/votersearch. Click “share” to remind your friends!

Via Twitter: NV’s primary election is 6/12. I’m registered to vote. Are you? Deadlines: 5/12 by mail, 5/22 in person. www.registertovotenv.gov #VoteNevada Or: NV’s primary election is 6/12. I’m registered to vote. Are you? Check your voter status here: www.nvsos.gov/votersearch #VoteNevada

In all other counties: Facebook: Nevada’s primary election is June 12. I’m registered to vote. Are you? Deadlines: May 12 by mail, May 22 in person. Register or find your voter information from your county registrar here: http://www.nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=81. Click “share” to remind your friends!

Via Twitter: NV’s primary election is 6/12. I’m registered to vote. Are you? Deadlines: 5/12 by mail, 5/22 in person. http://bit.ly/VOTE_NV #VoteNevada

Miller asks that when tweeting, please use the hashtag #VoteNevada so it can become a trending topic on May 8.