February 16, 2012

Washoe County moves toward online voter registration

From the Nevada News Bureau:

For the first time ever, Washoe County voters will soon be able to register and make changes to their current voter registration online.

Beginning in mid-April, the Washoe County Registrar of Voters office, working in collaboration with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office, will make the switch to Nevada Online Voter Access (NOVA); allowing citizens to go directly online and register to vote or update their current information.

During a presentation to the Washoe County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, Registrar Dan Burk said the switch over to NOVA registration will not only be easier for citizens, but also cost effective, and will insure the integrity and security of voter registration, requiring a match for both the last four digits of the social security number as well as the Nevada DMV Identification before the on-line process can be completed.