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Voter Registration: Nevada

VOTER REGISTRATION


Registration Deadline:


Close of registration for the Primary Election: May 12, 2020, if you register to vote by mail. May 19, 2020 if you register to vote in person or May 21, 2020 if you register online.


Close of registration for the General Election: October 6, 2020, if you register to vote by mail. October 13, 2020, if you register to vote in person or October 15, 2020 if you register online.


Party Affiliation: On your voter registration application, you will be asked to indicate your party affiliation.  You also have the option to be registered as a Nonpartisan voter, meaning you have no political party affiliation. In order to change your party affiliation, you will need to submit another voter registration application.


VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATIONS


Age:  Must be at least 18 years of age on or before Election Day. Individuals who are 17 years old and meet all the other qualification to register to vote can preregister to vote using any of the means available to register to vote.  A person who has preregistered to vote automatically becomes a registered voter on his or her 18th birthday unless the preregistration has been cancelled.


 Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen


 Residency: Must be a resident of Nevada for 30 days preceding any election


 Mental competency: Must not be declared by a court to be mentally incompetent


 Felony Convictions: On July 1, 2019, Assembly Bill 431 of the 2019 Legislative Session took effect.  Under this new law, any Nevada resident who is convicted of a felony is immediately restored the right to vote upon the individual’s release from prison.  There is no waiting period or action required by the individual. The restoration of voting rights is automatic and immediate upon the individual’s release from prison, regardless of the category of felony committed or whether the individual is still on either parole or probation. 


Any individual who has been convicted of a felony and is currently serving a term of imprisonment cannot register to vote or otherwise participate in the voting process while the individual is in prison.


 


OBTAINING A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM


Online: Online voter registration is now available for residents of all Nevada counties.  Eligible voters can register to vote and update their voter registration information online, including change of address and party affiliation.  A DMV issued Driver's License or ID is required. Click here to register to vote online. 


By mail/ in writing: Fill out application, print, and mail a signed copy to Your County Clerk/Registrar of Voters office


In person: You may register to vote at any NV Department of Motor Vehicles office, at your county clerk or registrar of voters' office, at various social service agencies, and on college campuses. Voter registration drives are also valid places to register to vote if they follow Nevada guidelines.


 Eligible Nevada voters can register to vote or update existing voter registration information in person at the polling place either during Early Voting or on Election Day.




VERIFYING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS


Online: Nevada online voter registration verification


Phone: Contact your County Clerk/Registrar of Voters office


 


ABSENTEE BALLOT QUALIFICATIONS


Who can vote absentee: Any registered voter may request to vote by mail.


ID requirements for first time absentee voters: Please be aware of the identification requirement for first time voters who vote by mail. To fulfill this requirement you must submit to your County Clerk/Registrar official identification of both IDENTITY and RESIDENCY with either your registration application or absentee ballot request form. "Official Identification" means a government-issued, or otherwise official, article or combination of articles, which establishes both the identity and residence. Find approved IDs here.


 


OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT


Any registered voter may request to vote by mail. To request an absent ballot, you must complete and submit an Absent Ballot Request Form to the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters in the county where you are registered to vote. If you are a resident of Clark County, you may obtain the form from their website at http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/vote.


Military and overseas voting: Nevada Military and Overseas Voter Information


A request to vote an Absent Ballot must be received by your local county election official no later than 5 p.m. on the fourteenth calendar day preceding an election.


 


SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT


All absentee ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.





EARLY VOTING


Early voting is easy in Nevada, and is available to every voter. Voters can vote at any location in their respective county where early voting is offered. Click here to find out the start and end date of the early voting period.


 


VOTING ON ELECTION DAY


Polling places will be open from 7:00am - 7:00pm on Election Day, November 3, 2020 across Nevada


If a person’s name appears in the election board register or if the person provides an affirmation pursuant to statute, the person is entitled to vote and must sign his or her name in the election board register when he or she appears at the polling place to vote. The signature must be compared by an election board officer with the signature or a facsimile on the person’s original application to register to vote or one of the following forms of identification:


(a) The card issued to the voter at the time he or she registered to vote;
(b) A driver’s license;
(c) An identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles;
(d) A military identification card; or
(e) Any other form of identification issued by a governmental agency which contains the voter’s signature and physical description or picture.


ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID


Acceptable forms of identification include a current and valid form from the following:
*Nevada Driver’s license
*Nevada Identification Card
*Armed Forces Identification Card
*Sheriff’s Work Identification Card
*Identification Card issued by an Agency of the State of Nevada or other political subdivision
*Student Identification Card
*United States Passport
*Tribal Identification Card
*Other forms of identification may be used, please check with your County Clerk/Registrar of Voters for other acceptable forms of identification.


 


PROVISIONAL VOTING


Individuals that were issued a provisional ballot can check the status of their ballot with the unique affirmation number issued to them at the polling place. Individuals can call (877) 766-8683 or use the following Provisional Ballot Status link to look up their unique affirmation number. For more information about provisional ballots, please contact the county election office for the county in which the provisional ballot was cast. Provisional Ballot Status information is available beginning on the eighth day after the election and is available for 30 days. For more information click here





ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Verifying Registration: online voter registration verification


Deciding how to vote: https://votesmart.org


Polling Place: Online polling place locator


How to Vote: How to use Nevada's voting systems


Getting your vote counted: Nevada Voter Bill of Rights


Problems with voting:  Fill out the Secretary of State Complaint Form and send it to the Election Division of Nevada: 101 North Carson Street, Suite 3 Carson City, NV 89701-3714


Verifying absentee ballot status: Contact your local election office

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