Nevada Absentee Ballot Guide

Nevada Absentee Ballot Guide

Last updated June 16, 2014
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Important deadlines

  • Voter Registration Form:  31 days before Election Day (by mail); the 3rd Tuesday before Election Day (online or in person at at the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters)
  • Absentee Ballot Application: Received by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election
  • Voted Absentee Ballot: Received by 7:00 p.m. on election day

How to vote by absentee ballot 

Register to vote

Recommended: If you have a Nevada DMV-issued photo ID card, you can use the Nevada online voter registration system.

You can also use our Voter Registration Tool.  Enter your information, print and sign the completed form, and mail it toyour Secretary of State (the address is on the form).  For faster processing, you can also mail the application to your County Clerk/Registrar of Voters.

Verify your voter registration

It's best to verify your voter registration before applying for your absentee ballot.  If there's a problem with your registration, register again before proceeding.

NOTE: Most people receive their voter registration cards in the mail 2-3 weeks after registering to vote. Don't worry if you lost your voter registration card. You don't actually need it to vote.

Make sure you're eligible to vote by absentee ballot

Good news!  In Nevada, any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot.

Apply for your absentee ballot

Download and complete the Nevada Absentee Ballot Application.  Print and sign the form and mail it to your County Clerk.   The addresses are on the form.  

Receive, complete and return your absentee ballot

This one is pretty straightforward.  Fill in your ballot, sign the envelope where indicated, and mail it back to your County Clerk by the deadline.  Your absentee ballot must be received by 7pm on election day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to provide ID when I register to vote in Nevada?

If you're a first-time Nevada voter and you register to vote by mail, you'll need to include a COPY of your ID with your voter registration form. Acceptable forms of ID include: a current Nevada driver's license or Nevada state ID card that shows your name and address OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, rent receipt, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and Nevada address.

If you forget, you'll need to show ID when you vote at the polls or you'll need to include ID with your absentee ballot application.  

Do I need to provide ID when I vote by absentee ballot in Nevada?

Only if you registered to vote by mail and you forgot to include a copy of your ID with your voter registration application.  Acceptable forms of ID include: a current Nevada driver's license or Nevada state ID card that shows your name and address OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, rent receipt, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and Nevada address.

Can I vote by absentee ballot on a permanent basis in Nevada?

No, but you can apply for all elections during a single calendar year using one absentee ballot application.

Can I vote in person before the election in Nevada?

Yes. Check out our Early Voting page for details.

Additional Information 

State Election Website: http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=71
Email: [email protected]
Local Election Officials: Your Local Election Official is the best person to contact if you have questions.  They'll be able to provide up-to-date information on rules and deadlines. 

 

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