Nevada’s elections officials say they will consider this summer whether the state will start taking a more aggressive, approach to maintaining its voter rolls as upheld this week by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court in a 5-4 ruling Monday affirmed Ohio’s practice of identifying voters for potential removal if they don’t vote in a federal election. That state removes voters from the rolls if they don’t return an address confirmation card or vote for the following four years.
Nevada doesn’t currently use a voter’s inactivity as a trigger for the removal process but skipping elections can eventually lead to a canceled registration.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske’s deputy says the office will examine the court’s ruling and weigh whether to start using a voter’s failure to vote as a trigger for the removal process.