NV Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

Election Cutbacks

RENO, NV - The deadline to register to vote in Nevada is fast approaching. Currently the number of registered voters in Washoe County could come close or even exceed the total number of registered voters in 2008. But unlike four years ago, there are even more ways to register to vote for president.

The voter registration forms are coming in from all methods possible at the Washoe County Registrar of Voters.

Temps have been hired to input information from those who have registered by mail.

If the person is efficient, he or she can place about 200 people in the system in 8 hours.

Lists of on-line voter registrations come in daily to the office.

After an examination, one click and they are now all registered to vote here in Washoe County.

Registrar of Voters Dan Burk says this is the future.

“Pretty soon all the aspects of registration will be done on line. And that's really a wonderful thing. If you need to change an address or you got married and you need to change your name, or if you moved those are things that happen to voters all the time,” says Burk.

The deadline to register is in two weeks and one day.

Burk says so far the county has 225,000 voters, there were 231,000 registered in 2008.

You can register with the Secretary of State's office website, but you will need a Nevada Driver's License or state ID card.

Or you can register by mail, or through the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Sample ballots will be going out October 15th through the 17th.

Burk says if you don't have one by the 18th you should call immediately.

In general he says it happens because they don't have your right address.

You can easily check and change your status before the deadline by going to the registrar's website.

Billboards have been popping up all over Northern Nevada warning voters about the pending deadline to register to vote.

But you can still register beyond that deadline if you go to the voters' office and register in person.

Federal law says Nevada men and women serving our country in other part of the world must receive their ballots 45 days before the election.

Burk says those 700-800 ballots will be going out this Friday.

How to request and absentee ballot, extended office hours to register in person, early voting, and where you go to vote on election day—can all be found by going to kolotv.com and clicking on Hot Topics.