Nevadans Face Registration Deadline for Aug. 12 Primary

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Today is the final day for Nevadans to register to vote in the Aug. 12 primary, and election officials are expected to end up with a total of 1.3 million voters once the final signups were tallied.

Going into the close of registration, more than 105,000 new voters had registered around the state. Those new voters have made a significant change in the state's political landscape - a change that favors Democrats over Republicans, who held a statewide registration edge in 2004.

Between June 2007 and June 2008, the Democratic registration
advantage grew from 12,403 statewide to 72,129. As of June 30, the
secretary of state's office reported 559,814 registered Democrats
and 487,685 Republicans registered to vote in Nevada.

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