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How to Register to Vote

Register Online

You’ll need a Nevada driver’s license or ID card to register online.

Register Online


Check if you’re registered to vote

nvsos.gov

1. Get the voter registration form.

Pre-fill the Nevada registration application online or contact your county election office to have one sent to you.


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Check the boxes to indicate you’re a US citizen; will be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8; will live at a Nevada address by Oct 9; and will live in your precinct by Oct 29 (If you’re pre-filling the form online, click “Continue”)

Step 2 · Check the boxes to indicate if you’re registering for the first time or reporting a change in name, address, or political party

Step 3 · Provide your name

Steps 4–5 · Provide your home address and mailing address, if different

Steps 6–7 · (Optional) Provide your email and birthday

Step 8 · Provide your place of birth

Step 9 · Provide your Nevada driver’s license or Nevada ID card number

  • If you don’t have either of these, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number
  • If you don’t have a social security number, leave blank and contact your county election office after submitting the application

Step 10 · Provide your party affiliation information or indicate you’re nonpartisan

Step 11 · If you’re changing your registration information, provide your previous registration information

Step 12 · If you’re pre-filling the form online, click “Generate Voter Registration Form” and print the form

Step 13 · Sign and date the form


3. Send the form.

Your completed form must be mailed by Oct 8 to your county election office.


Check if you’re registered to vote

nvsos.gov

1. Get the voter registration form.

Pick up the form from your county election office.


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Check the boxes to indicate you’re a US citizen; will be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8; will live at a Nevada address by Oct 9; and will live in your precinct by Oct 29

Step 2 · Check the boxes to indicate if you’re registering for the first time or reporting a change in name, address, or political party

Step 3 · Provide your name

Steps 4–5 · Provide your home address and mailing address, if different

Steps 6–7 · (Optional) Provide your email and birthday

Step 8 · Provide your place of birth

Step 9 · Provide your Nevada driver’s license or Nevada ID card number

  • If you don’t have either of these, provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number
  • If you don’t have a Social Security number, leave blank and contact your county election office after submitting the application

Step 10 · Provide your party affiliation information or indicate you’re nonpartisan

Step 11 · If you’re changing your registration information, provide your previous registration information

Step 12 · Sign and date the form


3. Return the form.

Return the form by Oct 18 to your county election office


Check if you’re registered to vote

nvsos.gov

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at a Nevada address by Oct 9 and live in your precinct by Oct 29
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Not be convicted of a felony and currently serving your any part of your sentence
  • Not currently be judged incompetent by a court
Online
October 18

Mail
October 8

In Person
October 18

How to Vote

Vote early
October 22-November 4

Vote on Election Day
Nov 8

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.


Who can vote early

Any voter registered in NV is eligible.

Who can vote by mail

Any voter registered in NV is eligible.


1. Get the absentee ballot application

Download and print the absentee ballot application.

Get the form


2. Fill out the form

Step 1 · Provide your name

Step 2 · Provide your address

Step 3 · Provide the county where you’re registered, your birthday, and your Nevada driver’s license number, ID card number, or voter registration number

Step 4 · Provide the address where you want your ballot mailed (if different from Step 2)

Step 5 · To receive an absentee ballot for the general election on Nov 8, check the box for “General”

Step 6 · Sign and date the form


3. Return the form

Mail the form so it’s received by your County Clerk’s Office no later than 5 PM on Nov 1


4. Vote
  • Once you receive your ballot, follow the instructions to fill out the ballot and the return envelope
  • Include a copy of an accepted ID, if required
  • Mail your ballot so it’s received by your County Clerk’s Office no later than 7 PM on Election Day, Nov 8
  • Check the status of your ballot on nvsos.gov
Absentee ballot received by
November 8

Vote on Election Day
November 8

Polls are open 7 AM–7 PM. If you’re in line at your polling location by 7 PM, you’re allowed to vote.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Nevada. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 8
  • Live at a Nevada address
  • Not be convicted of a felony and currently serving your sentence, or not had your civil rights restored by petition
  • Not be currently judged incompetent by a court

In person ID requirements

If you’re a first-time voter, registered by mail or online, didn’t include a copy of ID when you registered, and didn’t provide a valid driver’s license number or social security number on your application, be sure to bring one of the following:

  • A current photo ID that shows your address
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address (however, a voter registration ID is not accepted)

By mail ID requirements

You’re only required to provide ID if you’re a first-time voter in Nevada, didn’t provide a copy of an ID when you registered to vote, and are voting by mail. Include a copy of one of the following with your mail ballot:

  • A current Nevada driver’s license
  • A current Nevada ID card
  • A current ID card issued by the US Armed Forces
  • A current ID card issued by a public school, college, or university in Nevada
  • A current US passport
  • A current tribal identification card

If your ID from the list above doesn’t include the address where you’re registered to vote, you’ll also need include a copy of one of the following that includes that address:

  • Current utility bill, including for electricity, gas, oil, water, sewer, septic, telephone, cellular telephone, or cable television
  • Current bank or credit union statement
  • Current paycheck
  • Current income tax return
  • Current statement regarding a mortgage, rental, or lease of a residence
  • Current motor vehicle registration
  • Current document issued by a governmental agency
  • Current property tax statement

Frequently Asked Questions

No, but you can apply for all elections during a single calendar year using one absentee ballot application.

If you’re a first-time Nevada voter and you register to vote by mail, you’ll need to include a COPY of your ID with your voter registration form. Acceptable forms of ID include: a current Nevada driver’s license or Nevada state ID card that shows your name and address OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, rent receipt, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and Nevada address. If you forget, you’ll need to show ID when you vote at the polls or you’ll need to include ID with your absentee ballot application.
Only if you registered to vote by mail and you forgot to include a copy of your ID with your voter registration application. Acceptable forms of ID include: a current Nevada driver’s license or Nevada state ID card that shows your name and address OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, rent receipt, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and Nevada address.