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Voting Guide

Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter Registration Deadline: 28 Days before Election Day for mail and in-person registration or on Election Day for online registration. 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.

Eligible voters with a Nevada-issued driver’s license or ID can also register to vote and cast a ballot at the same time at their assigned voting location during early voting or on Election Day. More information regarding same-day registration can be found here:

2024 Election Information

Primary Election: February 6

  • By Mail and In-person Registration Deadline: January 9

  • Online Registration: February 6

General Election: November 5

  • By Mail Registration Deadline: October 8

  • Online Registration Deadline: November 5

Official Election Websites

More election information available at:

Online voter registration available at:

Mail-in voter registration available at:

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?

Mail-in Registration: The mail-in registration form requires your Nevada driver’s license or ID number or the last four digits of your Social Security number.

Online Registration: If you’re registering to vote online, you will need a Nevada driver’s license or ID number. Tribal ID cards may also be used if they meet certain requirements:

Same Day Registration: If you are using Same Day Registration, you will need a Nevada driver’s license or ID number. Tribal ID cards may also be used if the requirements referenced above.

If 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

What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

Nevada does not require an ID to vote.

Where Do I Vote?

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

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 7:00 p.m. on Election Day if submitted in person, or postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the fourth day after Election Day. Track your mail ballot at:

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

Early In Person: Any registered voter may vote early in person. Generally, early voting begins the third Saturday before an election and extends through the Friday before election day. For locations and any additional hours, please contact your county clerk’s office.

Election Day: Voting sites will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time, then you have the right to vote.

Common Questions/Concerns

Does Registering to Vote Affect my 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.

Does Registering to Vote Affect my Status as a Dependent on My 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.

Does Registering to Vote impact my 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 full-time student in Nevada, you may be required to obtain an Nevada driver's license and update your car’s registration, regardless of whether you register to vote there. For more information, contact the Nevada Motor Vehicle Division.

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 January 2024

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