Nevada | Voting Guide
Registration Deadlines and Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline:
By Mail: Postmarked by 4th Tuesday before Election Day
In Person: 4th Tuesday before Election Day
Online: Thursday before Election Day
Same Day Registration is available throughout the early voting period and on Election Day for voters with a Nevada issued driver’s license or ID. Eligible voters who appear at the polls may complete an application for voter registration and cast a ballot at the same time.
You must have continuously resided in your Nevada county for 30 days and your election precinct for 10 days before Election Day to be eligible to vote at your current Nevada address.
Official Election Websites
Register at School or Home
Students have a decision about where to register to vote.
You have a right to register to vote at the address you consider the place where you live, whether that is your family's home or the place where you attend school. You should update your registration anytime this home address changes.
You may only be registered and vote in one location.
What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?
If you’re registering to vote online or using Same Day Registration, you will need a Nevada driver’s license or ID number. The mail-in registration form requires your Nevada driver’s license or ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
If you are using Same Day Registration but your license or ID does not show your current residential address, you must also present one document proving your residence, which can include:
Military identification card
Utility bill, including, without limitation, a bill for electric, gas, oil, water, sewer, septic, telephone, cellular telephone or cable television service
Bank or credit union statement
Income tax return
Statement concerning the mortgage, rental or lease of a residence
Motor vehicle registration
Property tax statement
Any other document issued by a governmental agency
What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?
Nevada does not require an ID to vote.
Where Do I Vote?
How Can I Vote?
Any registered voter may cast a ballot by mail. Voters may apply for a mail ballot online or by submitting a paper application. Mail ballot requests must be received by 5 p.m. on the 14th day before Election Day.
Completed mail ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day if submitted in person, or postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 7 days after Election Day. Track your mail ballot at: https://www.nvsos.gov/votersearch/.
Any registered voter may vote early in person. For locations and hours, please contact your county clerk’s office.
Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time, then you have the right to vote.
Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:
Federal Financial Aid
Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA.
Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes
Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes.
Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community.
Will registering to vote in Nevada affect my driver’s license or car registration?
As a new resident of Nevada, you may be required to obtain a Nevada driver’s license and update your car’s registration, regardless of whether you register to vote there. For more information, you may wish to contact the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.
Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein to be used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Nevada legal professional.
Last updated July 2021