Nevada Voter Numbers Up For 2018 Primaries

38 Percent Of Voters Are Registered Democratic, 34 Percent Republican

June 01, 2018 - 3:15 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 15,000 Nevadans registered to vote in May, bringing to 1.44 million the number of active voters eligible to cast ballots in upcoming primary elections, the state's top election official said Friday.

The number of active registered voters at the close of registration for the June 12 vote was up 11.4 percent from the nearly 1.3 million registered before 2016 primary elections, Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said.

Overall percentages didn't change month-to-month from April to May.

About 38 percent of voters statewide are registered Democratic, 34 percent Republican, 21 percent unaffiliated and 4.5 percent Independent American Party.

Two years ago, the rolls were 40 percent Democratic, 35 percent Republican, 19 percent unaffiliated and 4.4 percent Independent American.

About 1 percent of voters now are registered Libertarian and 1 percent with other minor political parties.

The pace of Republican registration increased in May, with more than 4,300 names added to the active party rolls. That compared with 2,800 in April.

More than 5,600 Democrats registered in May, compared with 5,300 in April.

Unaffiliated or nonpartisan active registered voters increased by 4,100 in May, up from 3,800 in April.