Some elections in this list are local and do not apply for all Nevada voters. Please click the “View all” button below to view all election dates in your state.
Nevada is now a universal vote by mail state, so all registered voters will receive a ballot by mail and no request is necessary. Voted ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day (if hand delivered), or postmarked by Election Day in order to be counted. You can sign up to track your mail ballot on your Secretary of State website. Contact your local elections office for more information.
Voters who wish to vote in person still have options:
You may opt-out from receiving a mail-in ballot if you wish to vote in person. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. Voters who vote in person will have two options:
Identification and Residency Requirements for First Time Voters:
If you are voting for the first time by mail, you must provide a copy of an acceptable form of ID either with your registration application or absentee ballot request form. You must provide proof of identity and residency. Acceptable forms of ID are:
IDs establishing residency may include:
Overseas citizens and U.S. military personnel can find information on how to register to vote and request an absentee ballot at the Overseas Vote Foundation.Request your Ballot
Ballot drop-off locations are available here.
Early voting is available and takes place at locations throughout the state beginning 14 days before an election. Please contact your local county clerk's office for specific dates and times.
To be eligible to vote you must be:
Note: Recent legislation has provided for automatic restoration of the right to vote for those who have been honorably discharged from prison, probation or parole, with certain exceptions related to the seriousness of the crime committed.
You should show ID when you register. If not, you will be required to show ID at the polls. ID must show proof of residence, proof of identity, and a picture is required.
Examples of recommended identification include
If the current photo identification does not include your current address please bring
If your name appears on the list at the polling location, you do not need to show any ID in order to vote.
If you are a first time voter, and did not provide an acceptable form of ID with your registration from, you may be asked to show ID at the polls, such as:
Other forms of ID may be used. Please check with your County Clerk for more information.
Voters can call or text 844-338-8743 at any time to reach VoteRiders Voter ID Helpline
Official results are never available on Election Day. Election officials are working around the clock to count an unprecedented number of ballots, and it’s essential that they take the time to make sure every vote is counted.
Official election results will be uploaded on Nevada’s Secretary of State website as they become available.Official Results
You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependent of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.
If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.
Visit www.workelections.com to find localized information for becoming a poll worker in your area.
In order to be a poll worker in Nevada, you must:
Students 16 years or older who are enrolled in high school may be appointed if they meet all other voter requirements. You will be entitled to compensation. To sign up, contact your local board of elections.
Polling place hours of operation are from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
You may vote a provisional ballot if you say you are registered and able to vote at that polling location, but your name does not appear on the voter registration list. Or, if the polling place has extended hours due to a court order or other order extending the time established for the closing of the polls.
Provisional ballots are counted 6 working days after the election.
You have the right to request assistance in voting if necessary. For more information, you can utilize your state's resource and the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.
Election Day registration is available! All mailed registration applications must be postmarked 28 days before an election. Online registrations are due the Thursday before the election.
You can now register to vote online! You must have a driver's license or ID card issued by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles in order to complete this form. If you do not have either of these, you must register to vote by mail or in person.
Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!
Employers must grant employees up to three hours paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three hours before or after regular working shift. If you live equal to or less than 2 miles away from your polling place, you are granted 1 hour of civil leave. Greater than 2 and equal to or less than 10 miles grants the employee 2 hours. Greater than 10 miles grants the employee 3 hours. The time off should be paid.
To verify your registration statusclick here!
Nevada is now a vote by mail state, so all registered voters will receive a ballot by mail. You may opt-out from receiving a mail-in ballot if you wish to vote in person. Do not mail a ballot and vote in person. Voters who vote in person will have two options:
The voting system used in Nevada is DRE.
Direct Recording Electronic (DRE): This is the newest kind of system in use in the U.S. All the information about who and what you are voting for is on an electronic screen like a TV or computer screen.
There are many variations of DREs because lots of companies are inventing new ones, and many cities, counties and states are trying them out. Usually, after you have signed in, the poll workers will give you a card that you slide into a device to start your voting session.
Some of these devices will show all of the candidates and ballot choices on one big screen. Often, with these big screen devices you push a button next to the name of the candidate you want to vote for (or yes or no on a ballot measure). On other DREs, the screen is set up to show pages. On each screen or page, there will probably be one thing to vote on. For example, on one screen or page, you might vote for president. Then you might move to the next page to vote for senator. Often these small-screen devices have a touch screen, where you touch the screen next to the name of the person you want to vote for. Other devices have a key pad. And some have a keyboard, so you can write in the name of someone you want to vote for.
You let the system know you are finished voting by pushing a button, touching the screen or entering something on a keypad.
You can learn more about voting systems by checking out the Elections Assistance Commission's (EAC) resource.