How to Register to Vote in Nevada
This article describes how to register to vote in Nevada. Nevada offers online voter registration. You can register to vote by mail in Nevada by printing a copy of the National 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.
Register to vote in Nevada In-person
- You can also register to vote in person. The deadline to register to vote in person is Tuesday, October 16. Contact your local election officefor information on when and where to register to vote.
- Learn more by visiting the Secretary of State for Nevadaor contacting your local election official.
Who can vote
- To register in Nevada you must be a citizen of the United States and 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
- Must have your civil rights restored if you were convicted of a felony and not be determined by a court of law to be mentally incompetent
- Claim no other place as your legal residence
Register in Nevada Online
- 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.
Register in Nevada By-mail voter registration
- Print and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
- 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.
- 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.
- Box 8 – Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
- Review the “Who can vote?” section above and check that you’re eligible.
- Sign the form.
- Send the completed form to your local election official. To register by mail, the form must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 9.
Military and overseas voters register to vote in Nevada:
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:
- 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.
- Send the application to your election official.
- 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.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
- 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. By mail is Tuesday, October 9. And, in person is Tuesday, October 16.
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