A total of 51,591 Nevadans were added to the rolls in September, bringing the total number of active voters to 1,386,550.
Some 34,686 of those were new voters. The rest were inactive voters returning to active status by updating their registration information. The total voter rolls in the state finished September at 1,622,162.
The vast majority of that increase came in populous Clark County, which added 26,059 new names to the rolls.
According to the Secretary of State’s Elections Division, the largest increase was among nonpartisan voters who added 14,109 new names to their total and 17,614 when inactives and existing voters who changed to nonpartisan were considered. Nonpartisan voters now make up more than 20 percent of the total registered.
Democrats still hold a commanding lead in total registration at 646,339 compared to 535,782 Republicans. That is a lead of 110,557.
But the margin is closer when just active voters are considered — 548,557 to 471,110, a gap of 77,447.
Carson City added 598 names to the list, for the first time passing the 30,000 mark by 552.
Douglas County added 742 to the total for 34,902 and Churchill County 274 more voters, a total registration of 14,284. Lyon County reported 34,039 voters, up 450 from August.
Washoe County had 4,970 more voters on its rolls for a total of 287,988.
Nevadans who wish to vote must be at least 18 years old by Nov. 8, a U.S. citizen and must have continuously lived in Nevada for at least 30 days and in their county for at least 10 days. Registration can be done online, by mail or in person.
The deadline to register to vote online or at the Clerk’s office is Oct. 18. The snail mail deadline is Saturday. Information about registering is available at https://nvsos.gov/sosvoterservices/Registration/step1.aspx or Carson City residents can go in person to the County Election office at 885 East Musser St.