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Last Updated: March 2022

Voting in Nevada

When You Can Vote

Ballot-by-mail Voting: All registered voters will receive in the mail a ballot with a prepaid, pre-addressed return envelope. Your completed ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received within four days after Election Day. You can also bring your ballot to a drop box, found at your county clerk or registrar of voters’ office, or to polling locations in your county during the early-voting period and on Election Day. The address of your designated polling place can be found at My Voter File. Ballots must be dropped off by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. If you want to vote in person and do not want a mail ballot, you can opt out by updating your preferences at  My Voter File at least 60 days before Election Day. 

Voters who vote in person will have two options:

Election Day: Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. As long as you are in line by 7:00 pm, you will be allowed to vote. The address of your designated polling place can be found at My Voter File.

Early Voting: Begins 17 days before the General Election and ends 4 days before the General Election. Days and hours of operation vary by county.  A list of early voting polling places by county can be found here.

Where You Can Vote

Once you are registered, your County Clerk/Registrar of Voters will send you information on your precinct and the address of your polling place. You may also find this information online at My Voter File.

Registering To Vote

Registration Deadlines

  • For registration deadlines, see How to Register below.

How to Check Your Registration: Voters can determine whether they are registered to vote at the following link: Am I Registered?.

You are eligible to vote in Nevada if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Nevada
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in Nevada if:

  • You are registered to vote in another state
  • You are in prison or jail for a felony conviction.
  • A judge has specifically ruled that you are not able to vote.

Restorative Requirements

  • If you have completed a felony prison sentence, even if you are still on parole or probation, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote.

You may preregister to vote in Nevada

  • if you will be 18 by Election Day

How to register 

Nevada residents are those who have resided in Nevada for at least 30 days before an election and continuously resided in their precinct for at least 10 days before the date of the election. Residents may register to vote either online, by mail, or in person. 

Residents with a current and valid DMV-issued Driver’s License or ID can register at the Secretary of State’s website. If you’re not eligible to register online, or prefer not to, you can mail in a paper application, available . You can also register to vote at any Nevada DMV office or at your County Clerk/Registrar of Voters

Eligible Nevada voters can also register to vote or update existing voter registration information in person at the polling place either during early voting or on Election Day.

Any Nevada resident who is 17 years old but less than 18 years old can preregister to vote using any of the means available to register to vote.  A person who is preregistered to vote automatically becomes registered to vote on his or her 18th birthday.
There are different requirements and additional registration options available for Uniformed Service Members and Overseas Citizens, who can get more information here.

Voting Early & by Absentee Ballot

If You Want to Vote Absentee, requests may be made:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail

Absentee Ballots may be returned:

  • In-Person
  • By Mail

Early Voting

All voters are eligible for early in person voting. Early voting begins 17 days before Election Day and ends 4 days before Election Day. Days and hours of operation may vary by county. A list of early voting polling places by county can be found here.

Absentee Voting

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Nevada. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee. County and city clerks mail absentee/mail-in ballots automatically to all active registered voters in every election. Your completed ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and arrive by the fourth day after Election Day. You, or someone that you authorized, can also bring your ballot to a drop box, found at your county clerk or registrar of voters’ office, or to polling locations in your county during the early-voting period and on Election Day. The address of your designated polling place can be found at My Voter File . Polling places in each county can be found here: voting sites by county  Ballots must be dropped off by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Identification Requirements

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Nevada you should provide:

  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your Nevada Driver’s License or State/non-driver ID Number

Voting In-Person

If you are registered to vote in Nevada, you are not required to show ID to vote, but it is recommended that you bring along with you an ID from this list:

  • Valid ID Issued by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, Transportation, Highway Safety, etc.
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Nevada Driver’s License
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Any other form of ID issued by a governmental agency which contains the voter s signature and physical description or picture.

Every person who registers to vote in Nevada must provide one of the following:  

  • DMV-provided Nevada driver’s license or state ID number, 
  • The last four digits of a Social Security number, or
  • A tribal ID number  (valid only for in-person registration) 

If you do not have an acceptable form of ID, contact your county clerk or registrar of voters’ office, which can assign you a unique number to use to vote.  

If your license or ID card does not include your address, you’ll need to provide proof of residence, too, with a utility bill, paycheck, bank statement or other acceptable document listed on the secretary of state’s website.   

Registered voters who provided valid ID when registering will not need to provide ID again when voting at a polling location or when voting by mail. 

Nevada voters may cast a provisional ballot if: 1) your name does not appear on the voter registration list or if 2) it is your first time voting in a federal election and you are not able to provide proper identification.

If You Have Moved Within Your State

If you moved within Nevada, either within the same county or between counties, you must update your address associated with your voter registration. 

If you have a DMV-issued Nevada Driver’s License or ID, you may change your address online at the Nevada Secretary of State’s website. Online registrations are due the Thursday before the election.

You can also update your address during the check-in process at any early voting site or Election Vote Center of your choice, or do so in person on Election Day.

You can also update your address by mail using this form. All mailed registration applications must be postmarked 28 days before an election.
If non-forwardable mail, such as your Voter Registration Card or sample ballot, is returned as “undeliverable” or indicating you’ve moved, your registration may become inactive. You may need to re-register to vote if your registration is inactive for too long. You can verify the status of your registration here. Contact your county clerk or registrar of voters’ office if you have any questions.

If You Are in the Military or are an Overseas Voter

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form (“FPCA”). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Military and other overseas citizens may use the standard procedure for absentee voting by mail. In addition, there are other options for members of the U.S. Armed Forces and merchant marine, commissioned corps of the Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, along with family members of all these groups, and other citizens who reside outside the United States (together these groups are called UOCAVA voters) to vote.

Registering and Requesting an Absentee Ballot

UOCAVA voters can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot.  Visit the Nevada Secretary of State’s Uniformed and Overseas Citizens webpage. You can submit the FPCA by mail, email or fax or use Nevada’s online system (nvease.gov). 

Voting your Absentee Ballot

Once you receive your absentee ballot, it must be returned by mail, email or fax, or through Nevada’s online system
(nvease.gov). Specific instructions on completing the FPCA as well as relevant deadlines are available at FVAP’s uniformed-overseas-citizens.

UOCAVA voters are strongly encouraged to submit registration and ballot requests at least 7 days before Election Day to allow for receipt of an official ballot. If you do wait until Election Day, it is recommended to submit the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB).

Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot

The FWAB is an emergency back-up ballot that can be used by UOCAVA voters if they timely registered but did not receive their ballot in time to return it.  You can use this FWAB whether you are located inside or outside the United States (including APO and FPO addresses), provided you are away from your voting residence for service-related activities.  You must apply for a regular ballot early enough for your local election officials to receive the request at least 7 days before the election. 

For specific instructions on completing the FWAB, visit the FVAP’s Nevada-specific FVAP page.  

Additional information about UOCAVA voting is available on the Nevada Secretary of State website

If You Have a Felony Conviction

Nevada residents only lose voting rights if they are currently incarcerated for a felony conviction. A person who lost voting rights because of a felony conviction can register to vote immediately after release from prison. There is no waiting period required. Pretrial detention, misdemeanors, probation, and parole do not restrict voting rights. For additional information, go to the Nevada Secretary of State website.

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