Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske told an Assembly panel on Tuesday that there’s no evidence of voter fraud in the last election, but there have been cases of voter registration fraud. Some problems came from third-party voter registration drives, and the secretary of state has requested legislation intended to address some of those shortcomings. Cegavske made her comments during a presentation Tuesday before a joint meeting of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and the Assembly Committee on Corrections, Parole, and Probation. “We don’t have any evidence that anybody illegally voted,” Cegavske told the panel.
The state office has seen fraud associated with voter registration drives and petition drives. Two arrests have been made, and other cases are being investigated.
Assembly Bill 45 would add requirements to groups and individuals involved in voter registration and petition drives. For example, non-government groups mailing voter registration information to people would have to include a notice that they aren’t official elections agencies. The law also allows the secretary of state’s office to adopt regulations that determine qualifications, such as training, needed to participate in voter registration and petition drives.