Voting Guide

Voter Registration Deadline:

  • By Mail: Postmarked by 4th Tuesday before Election Day In-Person: 4th Tuesday before Election Day

  • Online: Thursday before Election Day



  • Caucus Registration Deadlines

  • Democratic Caucus for Presidential Election: February 22

  • Republican Caucus for Presidential Election: To Be Determined

  • Primary Election By Mail or In-Person Registration Deadline: May 12

  • Primary Election Online Registration Deadline: June 4

  • Primary Election: June 9

  • General Election By Mail or In-Person Registration Deadline: October 6

  • General Election Online Registration Deadline: October 29

  • General Election: November 3

Beginning in 2020, Nevada will offer same day voter registration throughout the early voting period and on Election Day. Eligible voters who appear at the polls may complete an application for voter registration and cast a ballot at the same time.

Students have a choice about where to register to vote.


Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered or register at their permanent or home address.


You may only be registered and vote in one location.

Nevada’s voter registration form asks for your Nevada driver’s license or ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it.

None is required, unless the state cannot verify your identity. In that case, a student photo ID card issued by a public or private school, college or university can be shown at the polls. Please contact the Fair Elections Center if your student ID is not accepted.

Make a plan. Look up your voting site and hours at: https://nvsos.gov/votersearch/


Beginning in 2020, Nevada county and city clerks will be authorized to establish vote centers where any eligible voter can cast a ballot on election day, regardless of precinct. Contact your county clerk to confirm the voting locations available to you.

By Mail

  • All registered voters in Nevada are able to vote by mail without an excuse.

  • Contact your local election officials for a mail ballot or access the request form at: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/home/showdocument?id=2394

  • A request to vote absentee must be received by your local county election official no later than 5 p.m. on the 14th day preceding an election.

  • The absentee ballot must be received by your county clerk’s office either in person by the close of polls on Election Day or by mail, postmarked no later than the day before the election and received no later than the 7th day after the election.

  • First-time voters who registered by mail or online can only vote absentee if they provide the county or city clerk with proof of identity and residency with their registration application or absentee ballot request form. A list of documents that can be used to prove identity and residency can be found at: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/absentee-voting


Early In-Person

  • All registered voters in Nevada are able to vote early.

  • Early voting is allowed between the 3rd Saturday before a primary or general election through the Friday before Election Day (Sundays and federal holidays excluded).

    • Early voting locations must be open for at least 8 hours Monday through Friday and at least 4 hours on Saturdays. County and city clerks may also choose to open early voting locations on Sundays.

  • Nevada voters may vote at any early voting location in their county. Contact your county clerk to determine the appropriate early voting location.


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 must be allowed to register and 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

  • 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?

  • With few exceptions, registering to vote in Nevada will have no impact on changing your driver’s license and motor vehicle registration.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein is used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed North Carolina legal professional.
Last updated March 2019