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==Registration==
 
==Registration==
[[Nevada]] uses a [[closed primary]] system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
 
 
 
===When and where===
 
===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.<ref>[http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=703 Voter registration info]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=703 ''Nevada Secretary of State'', "Registering to Vote," accessed June 10, 2014]</ref>
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===Online registration===
 
===Online registration===
 
:See also: ''[[Online voter registration in the 50 states]]''
 
:See also: ''[[Online voter registration in the 50 states]]''
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==Voting on election day==
 
==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.<ref>[http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=255#472 Voter ID laws]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=255#472 ''Nevada Secretary of State'', "Election Frequently Asked Questions," accessed June 10, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Poll times===
 
===Poll times===
 
:See also: ''[[State Poll Opening and Closing Times]]''
 
:See also: ''[[State Poll Opening and Closing Times]]''
All polling places in [[Nevada]] will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Pacific Time.<ref>http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/election/Pages/Dates.aspx</ref>
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All polling places in [[Nevada]] will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.<ref>[http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-293.html#NRS293Sec273 ''Nevada Revised Statutes'', "Title 24, Chapter 293, Section 273," accessed January 3, 2014]</ref>
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===Primary voting===
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Nevada is one of 12 states to use a strictly [[closed primary]] process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.<ref name=ncsl>[http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/primary-types.aspx ''National Conference of State Legislatures Website'', "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014]</ref><ref name=fairvote>[http://www.fairvote.org/congressional-and-presidential-primaries-open-closed-semi-closed-and-top-two#.UsGOh2RDvi4 ''Fair Vote'', "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014]</ref><ref name=research>Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.</ref>
  
 
==Absentee voting==
 
==Absentee voting==
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==Early voting==
 
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==Proposed Changes==
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==Proposed changes==
 
===2013===
 
===2013===
 
The 2013 [[Nevada State Legislature]] passed a bill that authorized same day registration during the early voting period.  However, the bill was vetoed by Gov. [[Brian Sandoval]].<ref>[http://www.rgj.com/viewart/20130509/NEWS11/305090050/Miller-pushes-longer-voter-registration-deadlines ''Reno Gazette-Journal'', Miller pushes longer voter registration deadlines, May 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jun/14/governors-vetoes-about-politics-not-better-voting/ ''Las Vegas Sun,'' Governor’s vetoes about politics, not better voting, June 14, 2013]</ref>
 
The 2013 [[Nevada State Legislature]] passed a bill that authorized same day registration during the early voting period.  However, the bill was vetoed by Gov. [[Brian Sandoval]].<ref>[http://www.rgj.com/viewart/20130509/NEWS11/305090050/Miller-pushes-longer-voter-registration-deadlines ''Reno Gazette-Journal'', Miller pushes longer voter registration deadlines, May 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jun/14/governors-vetoes-about-politics-not-better-voting/ ''Las Vegas Sun,'' Governor’s vetoes about politics, not better voting, June 14, 2013]</ref>
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==See also==
 
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*[[Nevada elections, 2014]]
 
*[[Nevada elections, 2012]]
 
*[[Nevada elections, 2012]]
  

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This page has information relating to voting in Nevada. For full information contact your state election agency.

Registration

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.[1]

Online registration

See also: Online voter registration in the 50 states

As of November 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.[2]

Poll times

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times

All polling places in Nevada will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.[3]

Primary voting

Nevada is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

Absentee voting

See also: Absentee voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Nevada. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[7]

Deadlines

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.[7]

Military and overseas voting

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

Early voting

See also: Early voting

Nevada is one of 34 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.[8][9] 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.

Proposed changes

2013

The 2013 Nevada State Legislature passed a bill that authorized same day registration during the early voting period. However, the bill was vetoed by Gov. Brian Sandoval.[10][11]

Bill Introduced Assembly Vote Senate Vote Gubernatorial Action
AB 440 March 25, 2013 in Nevada Assembly Approveda on April 23, 2013, 25 to 16 Approveda on May, 23, 2013 11 to 10 Defeatedd vetoed on June 27, 2013

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