Nevada Election Information

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Upcoming Elections in Your State

2014 Primay 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 may vote early in person between May 24 and June 6 for the 2014 Primary Election and between October 18 and October 31 for the 2014 General Election at his County Clerk's Office or at temporary polling places to be established by the County Clerk.


Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE

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. 

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Registration Deadlines

2014 Primary Election: May 20, 2014

2014 General Election: October 14, 2014

You must register to vote by mail 31 days prior to the election. 21 days before the election if you register to vote at your county clerk's office. 31 days before an election ff you register at the Department of Motor Vehicle. 

Online Voter Registration

You may now register to vote and update voter registration information online, including change of address and party affiliation.  A DMV issued ID is required. To register to vote, click here.

Other Options for Registering to Vote

You can print and fill out this form.  Be sure to fill it out legibly and don’t forget to sign it.  Mail or deliver in person to the county clerk or registrar in your county.

You may register to vote at any NV Department of Motor Vehicles office, at your county clerk or registrar's office, at various social service agencies, and on college campuses.

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.

How to Check Registration

Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE

Check online or contact your County Elections Official.

If You Want to Vote Early

All registered voters may vote early in person between May 24 and June 6 for the 2014 Primary Election and between October 18 and October 31 for the 2014 General Election at his County Clerk's Office or at temporary polling places to be established by the County Clerk.  All registered voters may also vote early by mail by applying for an absentee ballot no later than October 26 for the General Election.  An application for an absentee ballot must be submitted to the voter's local County Clerk's Office. Please note that all absent ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted.

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 absent ballot request form, which may be obtained from your local county election official. If you are a resident of Clark County, you may obtain the form from their website.  The absent ballot request form must be received by your local county election official by the appropriate deadline

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

If you did not show ID when you registered to vote, 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.  All other voters need not show ID--your signature match is the only pre-requisite to voting.   

You should re-register to vote when:

  • You move
  • You change your name
  • You change your political party choice

If you moved before Tuesday, October 14, and did not re-register before the registration deadline, you will not be able to vote in the November 4 election unless 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.

If you moved on or after October 14, you can vote in your old precinct.

Military and overseas citizens can use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), also known as Standard Form 76, to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot.  Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's (FVAP) Nevada-specific FPCA page.

Military and overseas citizens can send and receive voting materials by fax and email.  If you wish to use the fax or email options, you must indicate this on your FPCA.  Instructions for doing so are found on the FVAP's Nevada-specific FPCA page.

Military and overseas citizens can use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) if they are concerned with receiving their printed ballot and returning it by the 7:00 p.m., Election Day deadline.  The FWAB is a blank ballot on which voters write-in their choices.  The FWAB may also be used  to register to vote and to apply for the absentee ballot, all in one step.  If the FWAB is being used to register to vote, it must be received by the voter registration deadline.  For specific instructions, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program's Nevada-specific FWAB page.

Felons who have not been restored to their civil rights are not eligible to register and vote; however, recent legislation has provided for automatic restoration of the right to vote for those 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.

FAQ

Manual

Voter Checklist

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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