How to register to vote in Nevada

Nevada offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote 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
  • 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

Online voter registration

  • Nevada offers online voter registration.
  • You should know: you need a Nevada driver’s license or Nevada ID card to use Nevada’s online voter registration system. If you don’t have a Nevada-issued ID, you can still register by mail to vote.
  • You can register online to vote until Thursday, October 29, 2020.

By-mail voter registration

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 6, 2020.

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 6, 2020.
  8. If you are registering to vote for the first time in your jurisdiction and are mailing this registration application, Federal law requires you to show proof of identification the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: A current and valid photo identification or A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address. More information here.

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.

In-person voter registration

  • You can also register to vote in person. Contact your local election office for information on when and where to register to vote. The deadline to register to vote in person is Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
  • You can also register to vote and cast a ballot in person on Election Day.
  • Learn more by visiting the Secretary of State for Nevada or contacting your local election official.

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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, 2020
    • 30 days before election – Outside of the US: October 2, 2020
    • 11 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 deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Tuesday, October 20, 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