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Nevada Settles Federal Voting Lawsuit

The state of Nevada has agreed to new training and reporting requirements to settle a federal lawsuit accusing state public assistance offices of failing to do enough to help low-income clients register to vote.

U.S. District Court Judge Miranda Du signed the settlement agreement Monday between the state, the National Council of La Raza and the NAACP.

Among other things, the deal requires the secretary of state to appoint a statewide coordinator to ensure the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is complying with the National Voter Registration Act.

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U.S. District Judge Robert Jones originally dismissed the lawsuit filed in Reno in 2012. But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed his ruling in September.

Still pending is a lawsuit raising similar concerns at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.