En español | Nevada’s Nov. 8 general election will determine races for the U.S. Senate and House, the state legislature, governor and other state offices. The primary was June 14.
A state voting law passed in 2021 made changes, including the creation of a universal ballot-by-mail process and changed ballot deadlines. A redistricting plan may impact the boundaries of your district and which candidates run there.
To receive a ballot by mail, you must register to vote or update your voter registration information no later than Tuesday, Oct. 25.
Same-day registration is also an option, allowing first-time voters or those who need to update their registration information to register on the day they vote, whether they vote early or on Election Day. To do this you must vote in person at a polling location and have a valid Nevada driver’s license, ID card or tribal ID card. 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.
Verify your voter registration information on the registered voter services page of the secretary of state’s website.
All registered voters are sent a ballot by mail. You should receive yours around the end of September for the general election.
You can return your signed and completed ballot in the following ways:
Note that Nevada law gives clerks seven days to finish counting mail ballots, so election results will not be determined until at least seven days after an election. If you have any questions about this process, call the secretary of state’s office at 775-684-5705.
Yes. You can sign up with BallotTrax to receive updates about your ballot by text, email, phone or all three. You can also contact your county clerk or registrar of voters’ office to check on your ballot’s status.
If you want to opt out of automatically receiving a ballot by mail because you’d prefer to vote in person or for another reason, you can submit a form in English, Spanish or Tagalog to your county clerk or registrar of voters’ office. Or you can fill out an online opt-out application through the registered voter services page. The deadline to opt out is Friday, Sept. 9.
If you do not opt out, you can still vote in person, as long as you have not submitted your mail ballot. Or, if you opt out but then decide you’d like to receive an absentee ballot, which is the same as a mail-in ballot, you can request one through the registered voter services page.
Yes. Early voting begins Saturday, Oct. 22, and runs through Friday, Nov. 4.
Details about where and when you can vote early will be posted on the secretary of state’s website or available from your county clerk or registrar of voters’ office before early voting starts.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
You can cast your ballot at any voting center or polling location in your county. To find your county’s polling locations, log in to the secretary of state’s registered voter services page.
If you’re in line to vote when the polls close, you should be permitted to cast your ballot.
No, unless you did not show identification when you registered.
Every person who registers to vote in Nevada must provide one of the following:
Registration applications are run through the system to confirm a match. If your application matches, even if you’re a first-time voter, you will not need to provide ID at a polling location or when you vote by mail.
If, however, your application comes up as “no match” or your mailed voter registration card bounces back as undeliverable and you fail to respond to a letter alerting you to this discrepancy, you will need to show an acceptable ID (listed above) when you vote or include a copy of an acceptable ID with your mail ballot.
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.
Editor’s note: This guide was updated on June 26, 2022, with information about the general election. The guide was first published on Aug. 5, 2020.
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