Voting in Nevada

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

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

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 in certain counties are eligible to register online. Check with your local election office to find out if you are eligible.[1]

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 AM to 7:00 PM Pacific Time.[3]

Absentee voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Nevada. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[4]

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.[4]

Military and overseas voting

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

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.[5][6] 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.

See also

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