Who can vote
- 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
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: 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
- Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
- Fill out the application completely.
- 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 (received by) Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.
See what’s on the ballot
Get step-by-step help
Election Day registration
Military and overseas voters
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Check your voter registration status
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.