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Press Release Media Contact: Nancy Leuenhagen
For Immediate Release
tel. 775.328.2069
website: 12-112

Washoe County Registers Record Number of Voters for Nov. 6 General Election

Reno, Nevada. October 8, 2012. Washoe County registered more than 3,500 voters in the past week for the November 6th election, and the County surpassed the previous record of 231,400 for the General Election in 2008 with a current 234,113 registered voters.

Registered Republicans outnumber Democrats 90,331 to 87,960, with 55,822 nonpartisan and minor party voters now registered in the County.

“With Nevada considered as a swing state in the 2012 General Election, our team has worked hard to inform Washoe County citizens about their many options to register and cast a ballot,” said Registrar of Voters Dan Burk. “And people can still register, or make a change to an existing registration in person at the Registrar of Voters office, located at the County Administration complex at the corner of Ninth Street and Wells until October 16th.”

The Registrar’s Office will also extend its hours for last minute registration. They will be open Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., and on Monday and Tuesday, October 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Other important dates:

  • Early voting: October 20 – November 2:
  • Absentee ballots: October 30 is the last day to request an absentee ballot
  • Sample ballots are scheduled to be mailed October 12


For more information, please visit
Registrar of Voters Phone: (775) 328-3670
Regular Office Hours: Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Holidays.
Location: 1001 E 9th St., Room A-135, Reno, NV 89512.

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