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How to vote in Nevada

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Nevada will mail all active, registered voters a blank ballot in the mail in late September or early October. You can also vote in person. Nevada offers early voting.

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
  • not currently be serving a term of imprisonment for a felony conviction
  • not be determined by a court of law to be mentally incompetent
  • claim no other place as your legal residence
  • *find more information on voting rights restoration here

Vote in person

Vote on Election Day

Voters registered in Nevada can look up where to vote on Nevada's site.

Vote early

Nevada voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Saturday, October 17, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

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 may need to show ID to vote. Acceptable forms include: the card issued to the voter at the time he or she registered to vote; a driver’s license; an identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles; a military identification card; or any other form of identification issued by a governmental agency which contains the voter’s signature and physical description or picture.
  • Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot.

Vote by mail

  1. Nevada will mail all active, registered voters a blank ballot in late September or early October.
  2. 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 by visiting the Ballotpedia.

Get step-by-step help

TurboVote can help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, send you election reminders, and more. If you’d like more help planning how to vote, we can walk you through the process!

Election Day registration

Nevada does offer registration on Election Day. Same-day voter registration is also available at any in-person polling place during the 14-day early voting period, which runs from Saturday, October 17, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020.

Military and overseas voters

Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens 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. Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it. Following are recommended return dates to make sure your ballot arrives at your election office on time:35 days before election - On a ship at sea: September 28, 202030 days before election - Outside of the US: October 2, 202011 days before the election - Stateside: October 23, 2020
  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. You can also call 1-800-438-VOTE or email vote@fvap.gov

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 3, 2020.
  • The deadline to register online to vote is Thursday, October 29, 2020.
  • The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
  • The deadline to register in person to vote is Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
  • The early voting period runs from Saturday, October 17, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
  • You can also register and vote on Election Day.

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

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