Nevada’s top election official is reporting a new high in voter registration statewide, with an uptick in declared Democrats turning the state a little more blue.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said Tuesday that 25,000 people registered to vote from mid-October to the end of November, bringing the overall statewide voter registration total to nearly 1.6 million.
Overall, Cegavske says voter registration statewide is now 38.4 percent Democratic, 33.4 percent Republican and 22 percent nonpartisan.
The Democratic party gained almost 11,000 new voters, increasing nearly 2 percent.
The number of Republican active registered voters statewide increased by 6,000, up a little more than 1 percent.
Almost 6,300 people registered nonpartisan and nearly 1,200 registered as Independent American Party members. About 300 people declared themselves new Libertarian Party voters.