Voter Registration In Nevada
Who Can Register In Nevada
To register to vote in Nevada, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of Nevada for 30 days prior to the election you wish to vote in
- Be at least 18 years old, or turning 18 by the election
- Not have been declared “non-compos mentis” or “mentally incompetent” by a court of law
- Not have been convicted of a felony, or have been convicted but have had your rights restored
If you’re registering to vote by mail or in person, you must do so at least 28 days before the election you wish to vote in. If you’re registering to vote online, you must do so by the Thursday before the election you wish to vote in. You can also register during early voting or on Election Day (see more under “Election Day Registration”).
Nevada Election Day Registration
If you’re eligible to vote in Nevada but have not yet registered, you can register and vote at your polling place during the early voting period or on Election Day.
You can pre-register to vote in Nevada when you turn 17. Nevada DMV ID is required to register online. The system will not process any application without DMV ID.
Voting Rights Restoration
Nevada does restore the right to vote upon completion of sentence.
If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote here.
Voting In Nevada
Where To Vote In Nevada
You can search for your polling place here.
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
No excuse is needed to vote absentee in Nevada. During a state of emergency, including COVID-19, all registered voters will receive an absentee ballot automatically. Register to vote or check your registration status to ensure you receive your ballot.
To request an absentee ballot in Nevada, you would typically need to complete and submit a request form with your original, non-digital signature to the county clerk or registrar of voters in the county where you’re registered to vote.
Click here to track your Nevada absentee ballot.
To return your Nevada absentee ballot, mail it back or return it in person to your county elections office.
Early Voting In Nevada
Nevada offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins the third Saturday before an election and ends on the Friday before election day.
Primary Elections In Nevada
Nevada has closed caucuses. Voters registered with a particular party may only participate in that party's caucus. 17-year-olds can participate in presidential caucuses if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election, but cannot do so for other caucuses.
Voter ID In Nevada
Voter ID Requirements
Photo ID is required to vote in Nevada. Valid forms of ID include a current and valid form from the following:
- Nevada Driver’s license
- Nevada Identification Card
- Armed Forces Identification Card
- Sheriff’s Work Identification Card
- Identification Card issued by an Agency of the State of Nevada or other political subdivision
- Student Identification Card
- United States Passport
- Tribal Identification Card
- Other forms of identification may be used; please check with your County Clerk/Registrar of Voters for other acceptable forms of identification
If you’re a first-time voter, didn’t include a copy of ID when you registered, and didn’t provide a valid driver’s license number or social security number on your application, be sure to bring one of the following:
- A current photo ID that shows your address
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address (however, a voter registration ID is not accepted)
Additional Nevada Resources
Your State Election Official
Nevada Secretary of State
Barbara K. Cegavske
Phone number: 775.684.5705