NEVADA

VOTING GUIDE

Including Student Information

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+ Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Postmarked 31 days before the election. Submitted online by 21 days before Election Day. Received in-person at a clerk’s office 21 days before Election Day
  • General Election Registration Deadline: October 9, 2018. In person – October 16, 2018. Online – October 18, 2018.
  • General Election: November 6, 2018

+ Official Election Websites

+ Register at School or Home

Students have a choice about where to register to vote.
Students attending college may register at their campus address or choose to remain registered or register at their permanent or home address.
You may only be registered and vote in one location.

+ What Type of ID Do I Need to Register?

  • Nevada’s voter registration form asks for your Nevada driver’s license or ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Be sure to provide one of these numbers if you have it.
  • If the county clerk’s office requests a copy of ID by mail correspondence because they need further verification, any of the following forms of ID will work:
    • Current Nevada Drivers’ License or Nevada State Identification Card;
    • Rent receipt with pre-printed address;
    • Bank statement or pre-printed check;
    • Credit card statement;
    • Vehicle registration or proof of insurance;
    • Government document (tax bill, income information); or
    • Current utility bill.

+ What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

None is required, unless the state cannot verify your identity. In that case, a student photo ID card issued by a public or private school, college or university can be shown at the polls. Please contact the Fair Elections Center if your student ID is not accepted.

+ Where Do I Vote?

Make a plan. Look up your voting site and hours at: https://nvsos.gov/votersearch/

+ How Can I Vote?

By Mail

  • All registered voters in Nevada are able to vote by mail without an excuse
  • Contact your local election officials for a mail ballot or access the request form at: http://nvsos.gov/sos/home/showdocument?id=2394
  • A request to vote absentee must be received by your local county election official no later than 5 p.m. on the 7th day preceding an election.
  • The absentee ballot must be received by your county clerk’s office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.
  • First-time voters who registered by mail or online can only vote absentee if they either (a) submit a written request for an absentee ballot that is signed by the registered voter before a notary public or other person authorized to administer an oath, or (b) request an absentee ballot in person at the county clerk’s office.

Early In-person

  • All registered voters in Nevada are able to vote early.
  • Early voting is allowed between the 3rd Saturday before a primary or general election through the Friday before Election Day (Sundays and federal holidays excluded).
  • During this time period, Nevada voters may vote at any early voting location in their counties. Contact your county clerk to determine the appropriate early voting location.

Election Day

  • Voting sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time then you will be allowed to vote.

+ Common Questions/Concerns

Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your:

  • Federal Financial Aid
    • Where you register to vote will not affect federal financial aid such as Pell Grants, Perkins or Stafford loans, or your dependency status for FAFSA
  • Status as a Dependent on Your Parents’ Taxes
    • Being registered to vote at a different address from your parents does not prevent them from claiming you as a dependent on their taxes
  • Tuition Status
    • Being deemed out-of-state for tuition purposes does not prevent you from choosing to register to vote in your campus community

Will registering to vote in Nevada affect my driver’s license or car registration?

  • With few exceptions, registering to vote in Nevada will have no impact on changing your driver’s license and motor vehicle registration.

Fair Elections Center and Campus Vote Project intend the information contained herein is used only as a general guide. This document should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a licensed Nevada legal professional.

Last updated June 2018