Vote By Mail Information
Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the following changes have been made to voting in the 2020 general election. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
How to Register:
Your last day to register to vote or update your registration online and still vote by mail is Thursday, October 15th, 2020! Do so at registernevada.org!
For new registrations, you can still register and vote on the same day of the election if you register in-person at any early vote site or Election Day vote center from October 17-30, 2020, and on November 3, 2020.
- You must meet the Nevada standard registration requirements (U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age by the next Election Day, resident in Clark County for at least 30 days, and resident in your precinct for at least 10 days) and you must have unexpired, current NEVADA Department of Motor Vehicles (NV DMV) identification. An unexpired temporary “interim document” will be accepted.
For updates to existing registrations, you can still do so online or in-person from October 16-29, 2020, but you will only be able to vote on a provisional ballot in-person at any early vote site or Election Day vote center.
If you have been convicted of a crime and are not currently incarcerated, on parole, or probation, you CAN register to vote! You must be (1) a U.S. citizen, (2) aged 18 or older on or by November 3, 2020, and (3) have lived in Nevada for at least 30 days in your county and 10 days within your electoral district before November 3, 2020. For more information, go to http://ag.nv.gov.
If you are aged 17 and will be turning 18 on or before November 3, 2020 you can pre-register to vote!
How to Vote:
Because of Assembly Bill 4, passed by the state legislature, you have various options to vote this election. Options 1 and 2 are strongly recommended for your safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Mail-in your ballot. All registered, active voters will receive a ballot in the mail. Simply fill out your ballot (you don’t need to vote for every office), seal it in it’s included pre-paid postage envelope, SIGN THE ENVELOPE on the outside, and drop it in the mailbox.
- Ballots must be postmarked ON or BEFORE Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and received by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 10th.
- If you don’t get your ballot in the mail by October 17, 2020, immediately contact your local Elections Department at (702) 455-8683 for Clark County or (775) 328-3670 for Washoe County.
- Fill out your ballot and drop it off. Instead of mailing your ballot, fill it out, as described above, SIGN THE ENVELOPE, and drop off your ballot at any early voting site or Election Day vote center of your choice from October 17-30, 2020 or November 3, 2020.
- For a list and schedule for drop-off locations in Clark County, go here.
- For drop-off locations in Washoe County, go here.
- Have a person, ideally a trusted family member or friend, mail or drop-off your completed ballot on your behalf to any early vote or Election Day location. There is no limit to the number of ballots a person may drop off.
- Vote in-person during early voting, from October 17-30, 2020, or on Election Day, November 3, 2020. You will be required to “surrender” your blank mail-in ballot or sign a form that says you will not attempt to vote with that mail-in ballot.
- See a list of early vote locations for Clark County here and Washoe County here. You may register to vote, drop off your ballot, or vote in-person at these locations.
- For Election Day locations, find Washoe County here. Clark County Election Day locations here.
- In-person voting locations will be taking precautions to provide social distancing, enhanced cleaning and hygiene, and will have extra masks to provide to voters.
Remember: if you vote using the ballot you receive in the mail to SIGN THE OUTSIDE of the envelope on the designated line. This is how your County or City Clerk will verify your ballot. If you don’t sign, your County or City’s Election Department will attempt to contact you to verify your ballot. If you don’t respond, your ballot will NOT be counted! Sign your ballot!
If a voter requires assistance:
A person cannot mark and sign a mail ballot on behalf of a registered voter, except at the direction of the following persons:
- A person with a physical disability, who is unable to read or write, or a person who is at least 65 years old
If a person marks or signs a ballot on behalf of these persons listed above, they must:
- Indicate that they marked and signed the ballot on behalf of the voter, next to the signature
- Submit a written statement in the mail ballot that contains the following: the helper’s name, address, and signature