Nevada Voter Registration Information

State

VOTER REGISTRATION

Registration Deadline: The election voter registration deadline by mail must be postmarked up to 31 days prior to the election. If you register to vote at your county clerk's office up to 21 days before the election. If you register at the Department of Motor Vehicle it must be 31 days before the election.

Party Affiliation: Nevada has closed primaries, you must be registered or affiliated with a party to vote in that party's primary election


VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS

Age: Must be 18 years of age or older

Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen

Residency: Must be a resident of Nevada for 30 days and a resident of your precinct for at least 10 days preceding an election

Mental Competency: Must not be declared by a court to be mentally incompetent

Felony Convictions: 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. More information about Restoration of Rights in Nevada.

ID Requirements: If registering to vote in person you need a Nevada's driver's license, ID card number or, the last four digits of your social security number.
  To register to vote by mail (absentee) for the first time you need one of the following forms of ID:

-A current and valid Nevada driver's license
-A current and valid identification card issued by the Department
-A current and valid identification card issued by a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States
-A current and valid identification card issued by a sheriff of a Nevada county to an employee as a condition of employment by certain business enterprises
-A current and valid identification card issued by an agency of the State of Nevada or political subdivision thereof or the United States, including, without limitation, a public school, college or university
-Current and valid student identification card from an accredited private school, college or university
-Current and valid United States passport
-Current and valid insurance plan identification card which the county clerk determines, in his or her discretion, to be a reliable indication of the true name and identity of the person
-Current and valid tribal identification card


Articles Establishing Residency may include (NAC 293.395(3)):

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Any form of ID set forth above
-Current and valid utility bill, including, without limitation, a bill for electricity, gas, oil, water, sewer, septic, telephone, cellular telephone or cable television
-Current and valid bank or credit union statement
-Current and valid paycheck
-Current and valid income tax return
-Current and valid statement concerning mortgage, rental or lease of a residence
-Current and valid motor vehicle registration
-Current and valid document issued by a governmental agency
-Current and valid property tax statement
-Any other official article which the county clerk determines, in his or her discretion, to be a reliable indication of the true residential address of the person


OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM

Online: Online registration is available

In person: 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.

By mail/ in writing: Fill out online application, print, and mail or deliver in person to County Clerk or Registrar

Other Voter Registration Application Information: Voter registration drives are also valid places to register to vote if they follow Nevada guidelines.


VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS

Online: Nevada Voter Registration Verification

Phone: Direct technical inquiries to Customer Service: 775-684-5705


ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS

Who can vote absentee:
Any registered voter may request to vote by mail.


OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Online: Absent Ballot Request Form. Clark County residents may use a special form.

In person: You may complete and submit an absentee ballot at your local County Clerk/Registrar of Voters.

By mail: Mail the absentee ballot form to your county clerk or registrar of voters.

Military and overseas voting: Nevada Military and Overseas Voter Information


SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Location and time: Nevada recommends that you submit your request form early to allow enough time to receive your ballot and mail your voted ballot back to your County Clerk/Registrar's office. All absent ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.


EARLY VOTING

Early voting qualifications: Early voting is available to all registered voters without further registration or qualifications. Contact your local County Clerk's office for locations and times.


QUALIFICATIONS

Verifying Registration: Nevada Voter Registration Verification

Deciding how to vote: http://www.votesmart.org/

Time off to vote: Any registered voter may be absent from his or her place of employment at a time to be designated by the employer for a sufficient time to vote, if it is impracticable for the voter to vote before or after his or her hours of employment. A sufficient time to vote shall be determined as follows:
   -If the distance between the place of such voter's employment and the polling place where such person votes is 2 miles or less, 1 hour;
   -If the distance is more than 2 miles but not more than 10 miles, 2 hours;
   -If the distance is more than 10 miles, 3 hours.
  Such voter may not, because of such absence, be discharged, disciplined or penalized, nor shall any deduction be mad from his or her usual salary or wages by reason of such absence. Application for leave of absence to vote shall be made to the employer or person authorized to grant such leave prior to the day of the election. Any employer or person authorized to grant the leave of absence provided for in subsection 1, who denies any registered voter any right granted under this section, or who otherwise violates the provisions of this section, is guilty of a misdemeanor (NRS 293.464).

Polling Place: Nevada Polling Place Locator

ID Requirements: Identification is necessary at the polls if you have not shown your ID when you registered. This is only required the first time you vote. Any other voter must only sign in the election board register when he or she appears at the polling place to vote. The signature must be compared by an election board officer with the signature or a facsimile on the person's original application to register to vote or one of the following forms of identification:
   -The card issued to the voter at the time he or she registered to vote;
   -A driver's license;
   -An identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles;
   -A military identification card; or
   -Any other form of identification issued by a governmental agency which contains the voter's signature and physical description or picture.

How to Vote: How to use Nevada's voting machines
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Getting your vote counted: Nevada's Voter Bill of Rights

Problems with voting: Nevada Elections Complaint Form

Verifying provisional ballot status: Contact your County Clerk's office

Verifying absentee ballot status: Contact your County Clerk's office