How to register to vote in Nevada

This guide contains information about the 2018 midterm election held on November 6. It may be out-of-date.
 
Nevada offers online voter registration. You can register to vote by mail in Nevada by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

Who can vote

To register in Nevada you must:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • have attained the age of 18 years on the date of the next election
  • have continuously resided in the State of Nevada, in your county, at least 30 days and in your precinct at least 10 days before the next election
  • have your civil rights restored if you were convicted of a felony
  • not be determined by a court of law to be mentally incompetent
  • claim no other place as your legal residence

Online voter registration

  • Nevada offers online voter registration.
  • You should know: you need a Nevada ID to use Nevada's online voter registration system. If you don't have a Nevada-issued ID, you can still register to vote by mail.
  • You can register online until Thursday, October 18.

By-mail voter registration

Use the National Voter Registration Form

  1. Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: You must supply a Nevada driver's license number or Nevada ID card number if you have been issued one. If you do not have a driver's license number or Nevada ID card number, you must supply the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you do not have a Social Security number, please contact your County Clerk/Registrar of Voters to be assigned a unique identifier.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: Nevada requires that you register with a party to participate in partisan primary elections. You should register with the party whose primary you would like to vote in.
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank. This information is not required.
  5. Review the "Who can vote?" section above and check that you're eligible.
  6. Sign the form.
  7. Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 9.

Use the Nevada voter registration form

You can also register to vote using the Nevada voter registration form. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and fill it out completely. Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 9.

In-person voter registration

Get step-by-step help

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Military and overseas voters

Active-duty military, their families, and voters living outside the US can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). To do so:
  1. Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
  2. Send the application to your election official.
  3. It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. You can look up recommended mailing dates by country and region.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
  5. States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
  • You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
  • If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program – FVAP.gov offers additional information on military and overseas voting in Nevada.

Check your voter registration status

You can look up your voter registration record and verify that your information is correct using Nevada's voter registration lookup tool.

Dates and deadlines

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
  • The deadline to register online is Thursday, October 18.
  • The deadline for registering to vote by mail is Tuesday, October 9.
  • The deadline to register to vote in person is Tuesday, October 16.

Election contact information for Nevada

Address:
Secretary of State
Nevada State Capitol Building, 101 N Carson Street, Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701

Phone Number:
775-684-5705