There are two types of voter list files that can be downloaded as defined below:
All: This file contains both "Active" and "Inactive" . When the Election Department is notified that a voter no longer lives at the address at which he/she registered, forwardable mail is sent to the individual in an attempt to determine his/her new address. If the individual cannot be contacted, that voter is placed on "Inactive" status. The individual is still eligible to vote (if he/she still lives in Clark County), but the address on file is not correct.
Active: Contrary to what one might think, "Active" status has nothing to do with how often an individual actually votes. Active voters are individuals who (to the best of the Election Department's knowledge) still reside at the address at which they registered. Specifically, no election-related mail sent to the individual's address has been returned as undeliverable.
NOTE: After the November 6, 2012, General Election, in accordance with rules established in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, the registration records of 88,420 voters were canceled. These records were canceled because these individuals were placed on "Inactive" status prior to the 2010 General Election and have not voted since that time. On February 8, 2013, a total of 19,095 voters were moved from Active to Inactive status. For more information on the process or to review the inactivated voter file, please visit our page on inactivated voters.