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Voter Registrations Slow With Virus Closing DMV Offices

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's Secretary of State says more than 20,000 people registered to vote in March but the rate of registrations slowed at the end of the month when Department of Motor Vehicles offices closed because of the coronavirus.

The DMV closures have an outsized impact on voter registration numbers because of a new state law that automatically registers someone to vote when registering for a license with the DMV or making other transactions.

Overall Nevada saw the number of active registered voters grow by 1.27%. Democrats represent 39% of all registered voters. Republicans make up 33% and unaffiliated voters are 23%.