Nevada | Voting Guide

 
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Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter Registration Deadline:

  • By Mail or In Person: 28 days 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.


2022

  • Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline (in person or by mail): May 17

  • Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline (online): June 9

  • Primary Election: June 14

  • General Election Voter Registration Deadline (in person or by mail): October 11

  • General Election Voter Registration Deadline (online): November 3

  • General Election: November 8

 
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Official Election Websites

More election information available at:

https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections


Online voter registration available at:

https://www.registertovotenv.gov/


Mail-in voter registration available at:

https://www.nvsos.gov/sosvoterregform/

 
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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.

 
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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

  • Paycheck

  • 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

 
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What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

Nevada does not require an ID to vote.

 
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Where Do I Vote?

Make a plan.  Check your absentee ballot status, and look up your voting site and hours at:

https://www.nvsos.gov/votersearch/


 
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How Can I Vote?

By Mail


All registered Nevada voters will receive a ballot by mail. Voters who prefer to vote in person may submit an opt-out form no later than 60 days before Election Day. Voters can update the address to which their ballot should be sent online or by submitting a paper application.


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 5 p.m. on the fourth day after Election Day.


Track your mail ballot at:

https://www.nvsos.gov/votersearch/


Voters with disabilities may receive and mark their ballots electronically. For more information, visit:

https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/voters-with-disabilities/absentee-voting



Early In-Person


Any registered voter may vote early in person. For locations and hours, please contact your county clerk’s office.



Election Day


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.


 
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Common Questions/Concerns

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.


Tuition Status

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 state legal professional.

 

Last updated March 2022