U.S. Postal Service Data: 17K Nevada Voters Moved, But Cast Trump-Biden Ballots from Their Old Home Addresses

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by Silver State Times Staff Reports

 

Nearly 17,000 Nevada voters moved but still cast their November 2020 general election ballots from their old home addresses.

That’s according to an analysis of U.S. Postal Service “National Change of Address (NCOA)” data by the Silver State Times.

The Times compared the NCOA data to the State of Nevada’s public, official file of registered voters and found that, as of Feb. 3, 2021, there were still 30,229 individuals on Nevada voter rolls at their old addresses who told the post office they were moving prior to Nov. 3, 2020.

More than half of them– 16,534– voted in last year’s general election from their old address, according to the data.

Individuals fill out a U.S. Postal Service NCOA form when moving, indicating to where they want their mail forwarded and starting on what date.

Last month, a Voter Reference Foundation report identified 15 of 17 Nevada counties that certified more ballots cast than state records showed there were individual voters recorded as voting— a total of 8,952 excess ballots.

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara K. Cegavske said that one reason for the discrepancy was that the state swiftly removes and deletes the voting history of those who died or “moved either out of state or to a different county (in Nevada).”

But U.S. Postal Service NCOA data indicates that Nevada election authorities often take several years to remove registered voters who move from the rolls.

The Silver State Times analysis found more than 30,000 registered voters still in the active file who filed out NCOA forms that they were moving before the Nov. 3, 2020 election– including 10,692 who submitted them more than a year before the election.

Of voters still registered at their old Nevada addresses, 1,670 moved in 2017, 2,937 in 2018 and 6,085 in 2019.

And 12,617 of them left the state of Nevada.

That includes 2,666 who moved to California, 1,023 to Texas, 942 to Arizona, 644 to Utah, 622 to Washington, 601 to Idaho, 610 to Florida, 431 to Colorado, 184 to Illinois and 180 to New York.

Of those who moved but voted, 71%, or 11,752, were in Clark County, home to 73% of the state’s population.

Approximately 16% of voters who moved, or 2,636, were in Washoe, home to 15% of Nevadans.

 

16.5 K Nevadans moved, but still voted at their old Nevada addresses
Where did they live?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved but 

 

Moved but 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County 

 

Registered 

 

Registered/Voted 

 

% voted 

 

County Pop. 

 

% of NV Pop. 

 

 

 

Carson City 

 

1,647 

 

407 

 

2.5% 

 

54,773 

 

1.8% 

 

 

 

Churchill 

 

234 

 

220 

 

1.3% 

 

24,259 

 

0.8% 

 

 

 

Clark 

 

16,123 

 

11,752 

 

71.1% 

 

2,182,004 

 

73.4% 

 

 

 

Douglas 

 

645 

 

293 

 

1.8% 

 

48,132 

 

1.6% 

 

 

 

Elko 

 

835 

 

220 

 

1.3% 

 

52,297 

 

1.8% 

 

 

 

Eureka 

 

10 

 

 

0.0% 

 

1,859 

 

0.1% 

 

 

 

Humboldt 

 

89 

 

82 

 

0.5% 

 

16,828 

 

0.6% 

 

 

 

Lander 

 

106 

 

36 

 

0.2% 

 

5,643 

 

0.2% 

 

 

 

Lincoln 

 

 

 

0.0% 

 

5,180 

 

0.2% 

 

 

 

Lyon 

 

1,818 

 

479 

 

2.9% 

 

54,380 

 

1.8% 

 

 

 

Mineral 

 

 

 

0.0% 

 

4,460 

 

0.2% 

 

 

 

Nye 

 

998 

 

307 

 

1.9% 

 

44,380 

 

1.5% 

 

 

 

Pershing 

 

39 

 

21 

 

0.1% 

 

6,615 

 

0.2% 

 

 

 

Storey 

 

115 

 

26 

 

0.2% 

 

3,988 

 

0.1% 

 

 

 

Washoe 

 

7,509 

 

2,636 

 

15.9% 

 

456,936 

 

15.4% 

 

 

 

White Pine 

 

46 

 

43 

 

0.3% 

 

9,679 

 

0.3% 

 

 

 

TOTAL 

 

30,229 

 

16,534 

 

100% 

 

2,971,413 

 

100% 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: VoteRef.com; NV Secretary of State; U.S. Postal Service 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Reprinted with permission from Silver State Times

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