Recent voting registration efforts have added about 1,000 new voters to Douglas County's rolls, the county clerk said today.
As of Wednesday, 36,198 residents were registered to vote in the Aug. 4 primary election, clerk Patty Jaimes reported. That number represented a gain of 946 new voters from the registration figures of 35,252 for the April presidential preference primary.
"We've been pretty busy," Jaimes said.
Registration ends at 9 p.m. Monday for the primary election.
Unaffiliated voters have gained the most registrations since April with 583 new voters for a total of 9,645. Registered Republicans continue to lead the three political parties with 15,134 voters, an increase of 142 voters.
Democrats picked up an even 200 registered voters for a total of 11,349. The Libertarians scored the highest percentage increase, 42.9 percent, with 21 new voters bringing their total to 70 registered voters.
Jaimes also reported that her office has handled 316 applications for absentee ballots.