More than 63,000 people whose names were moved last month from active to inactive status on Nevada voter registration rolls can still vote, a top state elections official said Thursday. Most probably moved without updating their voter registration address, said Wayne Thorley, deputy elections official to Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske. Cegavske announced late Wednesday that the state tallied 1.4 million active registered voters statewide during regular voter list maintenance in March, down nearly 4.3 percent from February. About 4.8 percent of Democratic party voter names were moved to inactive status during the month, and 2.6 percent of Republican party names, a statement from Cegavske said.
Thorley said the inactive voters were identified by mailed cards that were returned as undeliverable. He said people remain registered to vote for about four years, including federal elections.
Cegavske, a Republican who is running for a second term as secretary of state, said the list maintenance she conducted is required by federal and state voting rights laws.