Voting in Nevada

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Nevada permits online voter registration, no-excuse early voting and no-excuse absentee voting.

For full information about voting in Nevada, contact the state election agency.


When and where

The deadline for registration is 21 days prior to the election. Registration documents may be returned by mail or in person. Individuals can also register to vote at any Department of Motor Vehicles office, at a county clerk or registrar's office, at various social service agencies, and on college campuses. Additionally, voters may register online.[1]

Online registration

See also: Online voter registration in the 50 states

As of April 2015, Nevada is one of 20 states that have implemented full online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website.

Voting on Election Day

Voter identification

See also: Voter identification laws by state

A voter must sign his or her name in the election board register at his or her polling place. The signature is compared with the signature on the voter's original application to vote or another form of identification, such as a driver's license, a state identification card, military identification or another government-issued ID.[2][3]

Poll times

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times

All polling places in Nevada are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.[4]

Primary voting

Nevada utilizes a closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[5][6][7]

Absentee voting

See also: Absentee voting


All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Nevada. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[8]


To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the election office no later than 5 p.m. on the seventh calendar day preceding the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.[8]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Early voting

See also: Early voting

Nevada is one of 33 states (plus the District of Columbia) that permits early voting in some form. Early voting begins on the third Saturday before the election and ends on the Friday prior to Election Day.[9][10]

Election policy ballot measures

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See also: Elections and campaigns on the ballot and List of Nevada ballot measures

Ballotpedia has tracked the following ballot measures relating to election and campaign policy in Nevada.

  1. Nevada Campaign Contribution Limits, Question 10 (1994)
  2. Nevada Campaign Contribution Limits, Question 10 (1996)
  3. Nevada Selection of University Board of Regents Amendment, Question 9 (2006)
  4. Nevada Voter ID Initiative (2014)
  5. Nevada Voter Residency Requirements Amendment, Question 1 (2008)

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