Voter Registration: Nevada

General Date: April 3, 2023


Registration Deadline:

-Online registration deadline: 5 days before election day.

-Register by mail deadline: Must be postmarked 28 days before Election Day.

-In person registration deadline: Available up to and including on Election Day.


Additionally, Nevada also has same-day registration. You can register to vote or update existing voter registration information in person at the polling place either during early voting or on Election Day. You will be required to present a Nevada Driver’s License in order to register.


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.



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 qualifications to register to vote can pre register to vote using any of the means available to register to vote.  A person who has pre registered to vote automatically becomes a registered voter on his or her 18th birthday unless the pre registration has been canceled.

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.



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 an 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. 


Online: Nevada online voter registration verification

Phone: Contact your County Clerk/Registrar of Voters office



Who can vote by mail: With the passage of Assembly Bill 321, all registered voters will receive a ballot by mail. You can request to opt-out by submitting this form: [English], [Spanish], or [Tagalog] to your county clerk.


Emergency Absentee voting: Nevada has an emergency absentee voting program. An absent ballot can be brought to you at a hospital or other medical facility in certain emergency circumstances. Requests for an emergency absentee ballot must be made in writing and submitted any time before 5:00 p.m. on the day of the election. Such requests must be due to an illness or disability resulting in confinement to a medical facility (includes nursing homes), sudden hospitalization, serious illness, or being called away from home after the time has elapsed for requesting a standard absentee ballot. Please contact your county clerk/registrar for more information. 


Military and overseas voting: Nevada Military and Overseas Voter Information


College Student voting: You may choose to register using your current campus home address. Keep in mind that you may register and vote in only one county/state per election. Once you are registered, you will receive a voter registration card by mail from your County Clerk/Registrar of Voters office, as well as a sample ballot prior to the Primary or General Elections. Sample ballots contain information on the offices up for election in your precinct and questions appearing on the actual ballot. It also contains information about your precinct, your party affiliation, the name and address of your polling place, and early voting schedule and locations.


If you do not receive your voter registration card or sample ballot, please contact your local City Clerk or County Clerk/Registrar of Voters to verify that your application was received and processed.


Submitting a mail ballot: All mail ballots must be postmarked by the Election Day, and received by 5pm four days later. If you plan on submitting your mail ballot in person, it must be turned in by the time polls close on Election Day.



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.



Polling places will be open from 7:00am - 7:00pm on Election Day.


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 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.


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.



Verifying Registration: online voter registration verification

Deciding how to vote:

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

Voters with Disabilities: Voters with Disabilities | Nevada Secretary of State 

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

Nevada Voter FAQ: Election Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) | Nevada Secretary of State