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Overloaded system may delay Nev. voter registration

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Nevada voters who registered through an online system on Tuesday may not have received confirmation of their status, Secretary of State Ross Miller said.

Miller's office said about 3,221 users accessed registertovotenv.gov, surpassing a 3,000-user cap set by the system.

Miller assured on Wednesday that people who register or update their voter information will still be able to do so but may not receive confirmation of their status right away.

He said those who did not see a confirmation on their status will eventually be registered. He also encouraged those who have not registered to do so before the Oct. 6 deadline.

"Register now before the October 6 deadline to avoid crashing the system," said Miller. "An overloaded system won't be able to provide that immediate confirmation, and will put the application in a temporary pending status. I want to be clear that the temporary status won't ultimately affect the timeliness of your registration, and you will still be eligible to vote in the November 6 election, but it will affect your ability to confirm your registration immediately, and we want to avoid that confusion."

About 605,000 Nevadans are eligible to vote but unregistered to do so.

"If you wait until the final minutes before the 11:59 p.m. deadline on Oct. 6, we will not be able to immediately confirm your eligibility for the November 6 election," Miller said.

About 50,000 registrations were made in Clark County since online registration began in August, 2010.

You can register online at registertovotenv.gov. Eligible voters will need only a state-issued driver's license or identification card, and their Social Security number.

The deadline for in-person registration at your county registrar's office is Oct. 16.

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