I live in Nevada and want to vote in the November 6, 2018 election.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN NEVADA?

CITIZENSHIP: You must be a citizen of the United States.

AGE: You must be at least 18 by Election Day.

RESIDENCE: You must live in Nevada 30 days prior to voting. Also, you must not have a legal residence in another state.


UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION

HAVE YOU MOVED SINCE YOU LAST VOTED?

If you have a change of address, change of name or change of political party, don't forget to update your voter registration status.

Deadline to update voter registration for the November 6 election:

  • By Mail—October 9, 2018
  • Online—October 18, 2018
  • In Person—October 16, 2018

Download printable version: NV Voting Eligibility

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HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE

I have a Nevada driver's license or state ID.

If you have a driver's license or state ID, you can register to vote online.

Deadline to register to vote online: October 18, 2018

I do NOT have a Nevada driver's license or state ID.

If you do NOT have a driver's license or state ID, you can use the last four digits of your Social Security number to register by mail or in person.

Register by mail here. You will be directed to print the form and mail to the county clerk or registrar of voters in your county.

Deadline:
Register to Vote:

  • Mail: Postmarked by October 9, 2018
  • In-Person: October 16, 2018

OR, you can register to vote in person by going to the DMV, county election department or some college campuses and social service agencies.
Deadline: October 16, 2018

Find a list of documents you can use if you don't have a driver's license or state ID.

Download printable version: NV How to Register to Vote

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EARLY VOTING

What is early voting?
Early voting allows registered voters to cast their ballots at any location in their county for a two-week period before the November 6, 2018 election.

Who is allowed to vote during early voting?
All registered voters can vote during early voting.

When does early voting take place?
Early voting takes place from October 20, 2018 through November 2, 2018.

Where are the early voting locations?
Each county sets up its early voting locations and you can go to any of the early voting locations in your county. Check with your local county to find the early voting location nearest you.

What are the hours for early voting?
Hours and days vary by voting location. Check with the local county clerk for the hours.

Do I have to show an ID to vote early?
Most people do NOT need to show ID to vote. There are a few exceptions:

  • First-time voters who did not include ID information on their voter registration form; and
  • People whose voter registration cards were mailed but returned to the county clerk’s office as undeliverable.

But just to be safe, the best way to make sure you can vote on Election Day is to bring your ID to the polls.

Find a complete list of IDs and documents you can show.

Download printable version: NV Early Voting

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VOTE BY MAIL

Does Nevada allow voting by mail?
Yes, all registered voters can vote by mail if they request a mail-in ballot. The request for a mail-in ballot must be received by the county election department by October 30, 2018.

What do I do to request a mail-in ballot?
You must request a mail-in ballot in writing. Fill out the online application for the mail-in ballot and return it to the county clerk.

Do I have to show ID to vote by mail?
Most people do not need to show ID to vote by mail. The exception is a first-time voter. If you are a first-time voter, you must provide an ID with your absentee ballot application. Find a list of the types of ID you can use.

When do I need to return the mail-in ballot?
The mail-in ballot must be received by the time the polls close at 7 p.m. on November 6, 2018 for the general election.

How do I return the mail-in ballot?
You can return the ballot by U.S. mail in the envelope you received with the ballot. You can also deliver your ballot in person to the county election department.

The ballot must be in the envelope you received with the ballot and you must sign the outside of the envelope.

Can I drop off the ballot at my polling place or during early voting?
No.

Can a friend drop off my mail-in ballot?
No. Only you or your family member can return the ballot. Your family member must sign a statement confirming he/she is a member of your family.

Download printable version: NV Vote by Mail

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LIST OF DOCUMENTS FOR VOTER REGISTRATION AND VOTING

This is a list of documents you can show for voter registration and voting, if ID and residency documents are needed. You will need to show both identity and residence in Nevada. If you did not show an ID when you registered to vote and you’re voting for the first time, you will need to bring an ID to vote. It’s a good idea to bring an ID with you when you vote, in case you’re asked.  

To prove identity, you can show these documents, if current and valid:

  • Nevada driver’s licenses
  • ID cards-(voter registration card) issued by the Department of State
  • Military ID cards
  • ID cards issued by a sheriff of a Nevada county to an employee
  • ID cards issued by an agency of the state of Nevada or the United States, including a public school, college, or university
  • Student ID cards from accredited schools, colleges or universities
  • U.S. passport
  • Insurance plan cards if considered reliable
  • Tribal ID cards

To prove residency, you can show these documents, if current and valid:

  • Utility bills such as bills for electricity, gas, oil, water, sewer, phone or cable, TV
  • Bank or credit union statements
  • Paychecks
  • Income tax returns
  • Mortgage, rental or lease of a residence statements
  • DMV registrations
  • Documents issued by government agencies
  • Property tax bills

Download printable version: NV List of docs

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: VOTER PROTECTION

Intimidation and harassment at your polling place
You have the right to be free from intimidation and harassment at your polling place. If someone tries to harass or intimidate you, you should call 1-866-687-8683 and report what happened. You should also tell your poll worker.

Voter Challenges
Voter challenges can be used to cause delays, uncertainty and intimidation. If someone challenges you, you can insist on your right to vote and ask to sign a sworn statement that confirms your identity and your address. You can also call 1-866-687-8683 and report what happened.

Video or photos of problems
You can use your cellphone to take a video or photos of any problems outside the polling place. This will document the problems for further action.

3 tips to follow before going to vote

Be prepared before going to vote:

  • Check the status of your registration. Make sure you are registered by  October 9 by mail, October 18 online, or October 16 in person for the general election
  • Check to make sure you know your correct polling place. Your ballot might not be counted if you vote at the wrong place, so be sure you know exactly where to vote.
  • Check you have the right ID. Make sure you have the right ID when you go to your polling place if you didn’t include a copy of your ID with your voter registration and are voting for the first time in Nevada.
    • The best way to make sure you can vote on Election Day is to bring your ID with you when you vote.

Download printable version: NV Voter Protection

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VOTING ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Where do I vote on Election Day, Nov. 6?
You must vote at your assigned polling place on Nov. 6. Your assigned polling place is written on your voter registration card and on your sample ballot. You also can look up your voting site or call your county clerk’s office.

What hours are the polls open?
The polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you’re in line at 7 p.m., you will be able to vote.

Can I get voting materials in a language other than English?
Yes, you can get voting materials in Spanish and Filipino (Tagalog) in Clark County.  You can get voter registration information in Spanish statewide.
You also have the right to bring an interpreter with you to the polling place or get help in your language from anyone you choose except for your employer, an agent of your employer, or your union.

Do I have to show ID?
Yes. You must show an ID if you are a first-time voter who registered online or by mail. Find a list of documents you can use.

What if I find out I’m at the wrong polling place?
You can ask the poll worker to help you find the polling place where you’re registered. You can also call your county clerk’s office.
If you can’t travel to or find the polling place where you’re registered, you can vote a provisional ballot as a last resort.

What if my name isn’t on the list at the polling place?
You can ask the poll worker to double-check the list again to see if you’re at the right polling place. Spell your name for the poll worker. The poll worker can call the county clerk’s office to make sure you’re registered and in the correct precinct by looking at the statewide database.

If you find out you’re at the wrong polling place and you can’t travel to or find the polling place where you’re registered, you can vote a provisional ballot as a last resort.

Download printable version: NV Voting on Nov 6

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