Nevada Election Information

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Upcoming Elections in Your State

2014 Primary Election: June 10, 2014

2014 General Election: November 4, 2014

For more information, visit the Nevada Secretary of State website.

Other Important Election Information

Polling Hours

7am to 7pm Election Day

Early Voting

All registered voters can early vote for the General Election between October 18 and October 31 for the 2014 General Election at his or her County Clerk's Office or at temporary polling places to be established by the County Clerk

How to Find Your Polling Place

The Secretary of State provides an online polling place lookup tool.

Sample ballots are mailed to all registered voters.  The sample ballot includes sites where early voting will be held and where one's polling place is on Election Day.

The County Clerk/Registrar of Voters' office also have this information and can verify voter registration if you do not receive a sample ballot.

REGISTER TO VOTE HERE

Registration Deadlines

2014 Primary Election: May 20, 2014

2014 General Election: October 14, 2014

If you register to vote on a paper form and mail that form in, it must be postmarked by October 4, 2014.

How to Check if You Are Registered

To check if you are already registered to vote, you can enter your information here.

How to Register
 
You may now register to vote and update your voter registration information online, including changing your address or party affiliation.  A DMV-issued ID is required. To register to vote online, click here.

Other Options for Registering to Vote

You can print and fill out this form.  After you sign it, you can mail it or deliver in person to the county clerk or registrar in your county. Note that the deadline is different depending on how you submit the form.

You may register to vote at other locations, including any Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles office, some college campuses, or various social service agencies. 

Registration Eligibility

You can register to vote in Nevada if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are a U.S. Citizen;
  • You will be 18 or older on Election Day (you can register at 17);
  • You have been a resident of Nevada for 30 days;
  • You do not have another permanent residence outside of Nevada;
  • You do not have a court declaration that says you have been deemed mentally incompetent to vote; and
  • You have not been convicted of certain felonies (unless you have had your rights restored).

Identification Required for Registration

You should show ID when you register to vote.  If you do not show ID when you register, you must show ID when you vote for the first time.  Acceptable forms of ID include: a voter registration card; a Nevada drivers license or state identification card; a military identification card; any other form of government issued identification card; a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck; or any other form of government document with the individual's name and address.

When you register, you also have the option of including your driver's license number or at least the last four digits of your social security number on your application to register to vote.  If a state or local election official is able to connect that information with an existing identification record bearing the same number, name and date of birth as you have provided in your application, you will not have to present any additional forms of identification to the Board of Elections.

If You Want to Vote Early

All registered voters may vote early in person between October 18 and October 31 for the 2014 General Election at his or her County Clerk's Office or at temporary polling places to be established by the County Clerk.

If You Want to Vote Absentee

Any registered voter may request to vote by mail. To request an absentee ballot, you must complete and submit an absentee ballot request form which should be sent to your County Clerk’s Office.

You must request to vote by absentee and your form must be received by your local county election official no later than 5 p.m. on the seventh calendar day preceding an election.

All absentee ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.

Identification Requirements to Register to Vote

You should show ID when you register to vote, but you are not required to.  If you do not show ID when you register, you must show ID when you vote for the first time.  Acceptable forms of ID include: a voter registration card; a Nevada Driver’s license or state identification card; a military identification card; any other form of government issued identification card; a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck; or any other form of government document with the individual's name and address.

When you register, you also have the option of including your Nevada driver's license number, Nevada DMV ID card number, or the last four digits of your social security number on your application to register to vote.  If a state or local election official is able to connect that information with an existing identification record bearing the same number, name and date of birth as you have provided in your application, you will not have to present any additional forms of identification to the Board of Elections.

Identification Requirements to Cast a Ballot

If you did not show ID when you registered to vote and the driver’s license number you provided could not be matched to the DMV database, you must show ID when you vote for the first time.  Acceptable forms of ID include: a voter registration card; a Nevada Driver’s license or state identification card; a military identification card; any other form of government issued identification card; a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck; or any other form of government document with the individual's name and address. 

All other voters need not show ID--your signature match is the only pre-requisite to voting.   

If you are a first time voter, this means that if you registered to vote online and did not provide a driver’s license/state ID number (or that number couldn’t be confirmed with the DMV) or you did not show ID when you registered to vote using a paper form, you must present identification in person when you go to vote or include proof of identification and residency when you send in your absentee ballot.

You can find more information on the Secretary of State’s website.

You should re-register to vote when:

  • You move;
  • You change your name; and
  • You change political parties.

If you moved before Tuesday, October 14, and did not re-register before the registration deadline, you will only be able to vote in the November 4 election if you moved within the same county or voting precinct.  If you moved within the same county or precinct, you have the right to vote in your old precinct. You may be asked to provide an oral or written affirmation of your new address.

To update your registration, you can do so here or you can print out the form and mail or deliver it to your county clerk. 

Registering to Vote

If you are a Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) voter and you are not already registered to vote in Nevada, you can register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the same time by filling out a Federal Post Card Application.  Additionally, you can always register to vote online but you will have to request an absentee ballot separately. 

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

If you have not filled out a FPCA form, you can request an Absentee Ballot Request Form and submit it to your local county clerk. 

Individuals with felony convictions who have not had their civil rights restored are not eligible to register and vote.  However, the right to vote is automatically restored for persons convicted of certain felonies who have been honorably discharged from prison, probation or parole, with certain exceptions related to the seriousness of the crime committed.

For more information, visit the Nevada Secretary of State website.

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For more information for voters with mental disabilities, visit The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and National Disability Rights Network’s document: Voting Rights Guide for People with Mental Disabilities.”

For more information for student voters, visit the Nevada Student Voting Guide from the Brennan Center for Justice.

Information provided by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights


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