With the primary elections just 2 ½ weeks away, the numbers have been tallied and show that there is an increase in active voters in the Virgin and Moapa Valleys this year.

When comparing the March 15 statistics to those of May 23, Mesquite alone has increased their voter registrations by 356, topping out at 8,348 voters. Bunkerville increased from 538 voters to 552 while Moapa Township increased from 526 to 536 and the Moapa Valley Township rose from 3509 to 3568.

While the deadline for registration was 9 p.m. May 24, it is expected that these numbers will change very little before early voting begins May 28.