CARSON CITY – Washoe County registered an all-time high of 241,400 voters prior to the close of registration Tuesday, exceeding the record of 231,400 for the General Election in 2008.
Registered Republicans in the county outnumber Democrats by a thin margin of 1,160 voters, with 91,937 Republicans and 90,777 Democrats. Nonpartisan and minor party voters now registered in the county total 58,686.
“We’re very impressed with the citizens of Washoe County,” said Senior Deputy Registrar Luanne Cutler. “More than 2,600 registered in the final week and took advantage of our extended hours to do so, and we believe this General Election in our county will be one of the most closely contested in the nation.”
Early voting in Washoe County and statewide begins this Saturday and continues through Nov. 2. There are 22 early voting locations throughout the community and a complete list is available at www.washoecounty.us/voters/12EVSchedule.htm.