More registered voters in Nevada after new law takes effect

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada saw a spike in registered voters in January, a jump that Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said is the result of a new law that automatically registered someone to vote when they apply for a driver's license or state ID card.

Cegavske announced this week that more than 27,000 new voter registrations came in during January-a 1.72% increase.

Of the new voters, most signed up as unaffiliated with any political party. Democrats represent 38% of Nevada's registered voters, while Republicans have 33%. Nonpartisan voters are 23%.

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