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Nevada

Abbreviation: 
NV

Nevada Time off to Vote

Employers must grant employees up to three hours paid leave to vote, unless polls are open three consecutive hours before or after regular working shift. If the employe lives equal to or less than 2 miles away from their polling place, they are granted 1 hour of civil leave. Greater than 2 and eqaul to or less than 10 miles grants the employee 2 hours. Greater than 10 miles grants the employee 3 hours.

Nevada Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (General Election). Mailed registrations must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 9, 2018. In person registrations end Tuesday, October 16, 2018. You may register online until Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

Nevada Campaign Finance Information

For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

Nevada Absentee Ballot Process

All registered voters may request to vote by mail. To request an absentee ballot, complete the Absentee Ballot Request Form and submit to the County Clerk in the county where you are registered to vote. All absentee ballots must be received by 7pm on Election Day in order to be counted.

Nevada Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource. If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Nevada Registration Deadline

You can register to vote in person up to 21 days before the election. All mailed registration applications must be postmarked 31 days before an election.

Nevada ID Needed for Voting

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. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Current Nevada drivers' license
  • Current Nevada state ID card
  • Armed Forces ID card
  • Sheriff's Work ID card
  • ID card issued by an Agency of the State of Nevada or other political subdivision
  • Student ID card
  • US Passport
  • Tribale ID card

Other forms of ID may be used. Please check with your County Clerk for more information.

Nevada Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Nevada you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Nevada for 30 days preceding an election
  • Not declared by a court to be mentally incompetent
  • Not convicted of a felony or have had your civil rights restored

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.

Nevada Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant 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.

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