Online voter registration is available all across Nevada
September 9, 2012
With 60 days until the general election and just over six weeks until early voting begins, the Secretary of State’s Office said last week that Douglas County has become the final county to offer online voter registration.Nevada residents in all 17 counties can now register to vote and make changes to their current voter registration profile through http://www.registertovotenv.gov and nvsos.gov/votersearch, the online system on Secretary of State Ross Miller’s website.Residents have just over four weeks — until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 — to register by mail or online to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. Nevadans can continue to register to vote at their county clerk’s office by appearing in person through Oct. 16.The Secretary of State Elections Division and the Douglas County Clerk collaborated on the project that allows all voters to have electronic access to their information. To use the online system, citizens need to be at least 18 years old and have a Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles 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, which will then be used for identification for all future elections.Registered voters can access their voting information at nvsos.gov/votersearch by entering their first and last names, date of birth, and driver’s license number or social security number. From there, they can update their address or change their party affiliation without completing a paper application and submitting it to the Douglas County Clerk.The Secretary of State’s office launched a voter registration application on Facebook last week available at apps.facebook.com/nvsosnova.Eligible voters who are presently registered in another Nevada county but living in Douglas County may now register with the online voter system, which is federally funded by the Help America Vote Act.