Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoes extending voter registration

Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoes extending voter registration

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Jun 8, 2013

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has said no to extending voter registration deadlines in Nevada.

The Republican governor late Friday vetoed AB440, along with three other bills.

The measure would have extended Nevada's voter registration deadlines to the Friday before a primary or general election through early voting. If someone registered in person during the early voting period, they would have been allowed to vote.

Under current law the deadline comes three weeks before an election.

The bill passed the Senate and Assembly on mostly party-line votes. Backers say it would have helped military personnel and others who become interested in an election in the waning days of a campaign.

Sandoval says Nevada offers ample time for people to register online, in person or by mail.