Voter List data files are updated every Monday morning of each week. All data file formats contain ASCII, comma-delimited text and compressed as .ZIP files. This file format will allow you to import the data into any standard database utility, but due to the size of the files, it is not recommended that you try and import them into a spreadsheet application. Please review the following files to help you better understand the data file layout and how to work with the data once downloaded:
Import Instructions for Access 2010
Import Instructions for Access Versions Prior to 2010
Field Code References
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 4, 2014, General Election, in accordance with rules established in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, the registration records of 63,732 voters were canceled. These records were canceled because these individuals were placed on "Inactive" status prior to the 2012 General Election and have not voted since that time. Additionally, in accordance with the requirements and procedures of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and NRS 293.530, on December 21, 2015, 38,644 voters were designated as INACTIVE.