Nevada recognized for military voting rights
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- The Military Voter Protection Project is recognizing Nevada for its efforts to promote and protect the voting rights of military members.
Secretary of State Ross Miller says the project named Nevada an "all-star" for its programs to engage service members in the election process and provide assistance.
Miller says more than 16,000 uniformed service members and 8,000 spouses and dependents claim Nevada as their voting residence.
The state is home to several military installations, including Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas and the Naval Air Station in Fallon.
Miller says his office is proactive in helping military personnel navigate the sometimes confusing laws and regulations governing absentee voting.