How to vote in Nevada

This guide contains information about the 2018 midterm election held on November 6. It may be out-of-date.
 
Election day is Tuesday, November 6. Nevada allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Nevada offers early voting.

Who can vote

You have to register to vote before election day in Nevada. You can find the deadline to register to vote in the "Dates and deadlines" section.

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

Vote in person

Vote on election day

Voters registered in Nevada can look up where to vote on Nevada's site or at GetToThePolls.com.

Vote early

Nevada voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Saturday, October 20 to Friday, November 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. You can look up when and where to vote early at GetToThePolls.com.

What to bring

  • If you've voted in Nevada before, you do not have to show ID to vote as long as your name appears in the election board register and your signature matches the signature on the record.
  • If you're a first-time voter, you must show ID to vote. Acceptable forms include: a current and valid photo identification, which shows physical address; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or document issued by a governmental entity, including a check which indicates name and address.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot.

Vote by mail

  1. Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
  2. Fill out the application completely.
  3. Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 30.
  4. When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.

See what's on the ballot

Learn more about what will be on your ballot at GetToThePolls.com or Ballotpedia.

Get step-by-step help

TurboVote can help you fill out your ballot request form, send you election reminders, and more. If you'd like more help planning how to vote, we can walk you through the process!

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.
  • The early voting period runs from Saturday, October 20 to Friday, November 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 30.

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