Voting in Nevada
Voting in 2014 Primaries
Ballot access for major and minor party candidates
Absentee voting • Early voting
Open Primary • Closed Primary • Blanket Primary
Online voter registration in the 50 states
When and where
The deadline for registration is 21 days prior to the election. Registration is available in the form of a printed document to be returned by mail or in person. You can also register to vote at any Department of Motor Vehicles office, at your county clerk or registrar's office, at various social service agencies, and on college campuses. Additionally, voters may register online.
As of August 2014, Nevada is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website
Voting on election day
NRS 293.277. If a person's name appears in the election board register the person is entitled to vote. Electors must sign their name in the election board register at the polling place. The signature must be compared with the signature on a person's original application to vote or another form of identification. Other forms of identification include: a driver's license, a state identification card, military identification or another government issued ID.
- See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times
- See also: Absentee voting
All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Nevada. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.
To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the election office no later than 5 PM on the seventh calendar day preceding the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by 7 PM on election day.
Military and overseas voting
For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.
- See also: Early voting
Nevada is one of 33 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins on the third Saturday before the election and ends on the Friday prior to election day 17 days before Election Day. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.
|Bill||Introduced||Assembly Vote||Senate Vote||Gubernatorial Action|
|AB 440||March 25, 2013 in Nevada Assembly||on April 23, 2013, 25 to 16||on May, 23, 2013 11 to 10||vetoed on June 27, 2013|
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Registering to Vote," accessed June 10, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Election Frequently Asked Questions," accessed June 10, 2014
- Nevada Revised Statutes, "Title 24, Chapter 293, Section 273," accessed January 3, 2014
- National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Absentee Voting," accessed December 16, 2013
- Rock the Vote "Where Can I Vote in Nevada?" accessed December 16, 2013
- Nevada Secretary of State "Early Voting Information," accessed December 16, 2013
- Reno Gazette-Journal, Miller pushes longer voter registration deadlines, May 9, 2013
- Las Vegas Sun, Governor’s vetoes about politics, not better voting, June 14, 2013