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Nevada Voting Quick Facts

Who Can Register to vote in Nevada

To register to vote in the State of Nevada, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time of the election
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Will be residing in the county you are registering in at the time of the next election
  • Not been declared by a court to be mentally incompetent

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How Do I Register To Vote in Nevada

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

WHAT IS AN ACCEPTABLE FORM OF IDENTIFICATION FOR VOTING

If a person’s name appears in the election board register or if the person provides an affirmation pursuant to statute, the person is entitled to vote and must sign his or her name in the election board register when he or she appears at the polling place to vote. The signature must be compared by an election board officer with the signature or a facsimile on the person’s original application to register to vote or one of the following forms of identification:

  • (a) The card issued to the voter at the time he or she registered to vote;
  • (b) A driver’s license;
  • (c) An identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles;
  • (d) A military identification card; or
  • (e) Any other form of identification issued by a governmental agency which contains the voter’s signature and physical description or picture.

For further information, please see Nevada Revised Statute

Learn more about Nevada: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

Who Can Vote in Primary Elections in Nevada

Both Democrats and Republicans hold Closed Primaries

Nevada utilizes a closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.

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Who Can Vote Absentee in Nevada

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Any registered voter may request to vote by mail. To request an absent ballot, you must complete and submit an Absent Ballot Request Form to the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters in the county where you are registered to vote. If you are a resident of Clark County, you may obtain the form from their website at http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/vote.
  • The Absent Ballot Request Form must be received by your local county election official by the appropriate deadline. We recommend that you submit your request form early to allow enough time to receive your ballot and mail your voted ballot back to your County Clerk/Registrar's office. All absent ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.

Early Voting in Nevada

  • Early voting is easy in Nevada, and is available to every voter. Voters can vote at any location in their respective county where early voting is offered.

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What If My Address Has Changed

Where can I find the number of registered voters in Nevada?

  • If you moved to Nevada from another state, you must register in Nevada to be able to vote.[1] Unless you register in person at the county clerk’s office, the last day to register in time to vote in the next election is the fifth Saturday before the election.[2] You can also register in person at the county clerk’s office from the fifth Sunday to the third Tuesday before the election.[3]
  • If you moved from out of state, you are only eligible to register if you have been a resident of Nevada and of your county for at least thirty days, and in the precinct for at least ten days, preceding the next election in which you want to vote.[4] But under federal law, if you move within thirty days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.[5]
  • If you moved to a new address within the state, you should complete a new registration form to update your registration records.[6] That form is available here: http://www.nvsos.gov/SOSVoterRegForm/VoterForm.aspx

I just moved away to go to college, how do I vote in Nevada?

  • If you are a student living out of state or outside your voting precinct, it may not be possible for you to get to the polls on Election Day. Your best option is to request to vote by mail or absentee ballot. Any registered voter may request to vote by mail. To request an absentee ballot, you must complete and submit an Absentee Ballot Request Form, which may be obtained from your local County Clerk/Registrar of Voters office. Additional information on absentee voting is also available online.

Learn more about Movers/college students Voting

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When Is The Next Election?

Upcoming Elections Calendar - Election dates and deadlines - Check Nevada upcoming elections schedule

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Requests should be submitted as early as possible to allow enough time to receive, mark, return and ensure your absent ballot is received by your County Clerk/Registrar's office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use nvsos.gov to find your ballot information, polling location,voter registration and more. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: Nevada does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

Any registered voter may be absent from his or her place of employment at a time to be designated by the employer for a sufficient time to vote, if it is impracticable for the voter to vote before or after his or her hours of employment. A sufficient time to vote shall be determined as follows: (a)If the distance between the place of such voter's employment and the polling place where such person votes is 2 miles or less, 1 hour. (b)If the distance is more than 2 miles but not more than 10 miles, 2 hours. (c)If the distance is more than 10 miles, 3 hour

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