State of Nevada Elections and Voting

Election Day is November 5

  • October 22                  Deadline to postmark mailed-in voter registrations
  • October 26                  First day of early voting
  • November 1                Last day of early voting
  • November 5                Deadline to postmark Mail Ballots (must be received by the 9th)
  • November 5                Election Day (same-day voter registration is available at the polls during Early Voting and on Election Day)


To register to vote in Nevada, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old by election day ( all U.S. citizens who are 17 years old but less than 18 years old to preregister to vote)
  • Have resided in Nevada for 30 days prior to the election and resided in their precinct at least 10 days before the date of the election
  • Not be currently serving a term of imprisonment for a felony conviction*

*As of 2019, any Nevada resident who is convicted of a felony is immediately restored the right to vote upon the individual’s release from prison. There is no waiting period or action required by the individual. The restoration of voting rights is automatic and immediate upon the individual’s release from prison, regardless of the category of felony committed or whether the individual is still on either parole or probation.


How to register to vote:

All counties now offer online registration, but if you are not eligible for online voter registration (must have  a current and valid Driver’s License or Identification Card issued by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles) or prefer to register to vote using a mail-in voter registration form, you can complete a fillable mail-in voter registration form. To register to vote using the fillable mail-in voter registration form in .pdf format, visit the Voter Registration Form and follow the steps below:

  • Answer the eligibility questions.
  • Enter your personal information into the spaces provided and select ‘Generate Voter Registration Form.’
  • Print out the form and don’t forget to sign it.
  • Mail or deliver the form in person to the county clerk or registrar of voters in your county.

You may also register to vote at any NV Department of Motor Vehicles office, at your county clerk or registrar of voters’ office, at various social service agencies, and on college campuses.

As of 2019, legislative session introduced same-day registration to the State of Nevada. Essentially, same-day registration allows a voter to register for the first time or update their existing registration on the same day they vote. Detailed information about the same-day registration process can be found here.


Voter ID Requirements

You do not need to show ID when you vote in person in Nevada. First time voters may be required to show identification and establish Nevada residency if they did not provide a Nevada driver’s license or ID card or the last four digits of their social security number on their voter registration form.

Visit VoteRiders for more information on voter ID requirements in Nevada.


Mail Ballot Voting

As of 2021, all registered voters in Nevada will receive a ballot by mail. You can request to opt-out by submitting this form [English][Spanish], or [Tagalog] to your county clerk.


Early Voting

Early voting is easy in Nevada, and is available to every voter. Voters can vote at any location in their respective county where early voting is offered. Early Voting and Ballot Drop Off Locations will be posted when they are made available by the County Clerks, usually in mid-September.




Tribes in Nevada

Federally recognized tribes

  • Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada
  • Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, Nevada
  • Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony and Campbell Ranch, Nevada
  • Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada
  • Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada (Four constituent bands: Battle Mountain Band; Elko Band; South Fork Band and Wells Band)
  • Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada
  • Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California (Carson Colony, Dresslerville Colony, Woodfords Community, Stewart Community, & Washoe Ranches)
  • Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada
  • Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada
  • Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada
  • Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada
  • Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada
  • Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada
  • Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada
  • Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada
  • Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada
  • Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon

State recognized tribes

  • None


Native Vote Coordinators

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Major Party Contact Information

Daniele Monroe-Moreno


Michael J. McDonald 


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