Voter Registration Requirements

  • You need to be 18 or older on Election Day.
  • You need to be a United States citizen.
  • You need to be a resident of Nevada and the county in which you'd like to vote for 30 days before the election, and in the precinct for 10 days before the election.
  • You can't be a felon who has not had his or her right to vote restored.
  • You can't have been determined by a court of law to be mentally incompetent.
  • You can't have claimed any other place as your legal residence.
  • If you're a first-time voter who registers by mail, you're required to submit proof of identification either at the time of registration or when you vote. You can include a copy of your identification with your registration form today! Acceptable forms of ID include: a current utility bill, bank statement, valid photo ID, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

Don't forget -- your state may have additional ID requirements when you go to the polls.

If you have additional questions about voting in Nevada, please contact:


Registration Deadline

  • Postmarked by: the fifth Sunday before Election Day.
  • In person: until 9 p.m., three weeks before Election Day.

Felony Information

Under Nevada law, many people who have completed all the terms of their sentence (including imprisonment, probation, or parole) are able to register and vote, with certain exceptions related to the seriousness of the crime committed. When you register or re-register after a felony conviction, you will be required to present specific documentation that demonstrates that you are eligible to vote. For more information on how to register or re-register after a felony conviction (including documentation requirements) contact your registrar or county clerk; a list of registrars and county clerks is available here.

Information for Students

  • You must be a resident of the state in which you register and vote. If you're a student from Nevada who attends school in another state, you may need to determine whether you're a Nevada resident or a resident of the state where you attend school. The important thing to keep in mind is that you may only cast your vote in one state.
  • Here's what Nevada says about residency: Your voting residence is the address at which you actually live.
  • If you determine you're a Nevada resident, but will not be present in this state or will be away from your home district on Election Day, be sure to check the absentee ballot application requirements and deadlines. In addition, Nevada residents who attend school in-state, but in a different election district, may be eligible to register and vote in the election district where they live while attending school.
  • To determine whether you're a resident of a different state where you attend school, be sure to check that state's residency requirements.

Identification Information

First-time voters who registered by mail may need to show ONE of the following:

  • Current and valid photo identification, or
  • Current utility bill, or
  • Current bank statement, or
  • Current paycheck, or
  • Current document issued by a governmental entity, including a check that indicates your name and address, but not including a voter registration card

Same Day Registration


Early Voting Information

In Nevada, you don't have to wait until Election Day to vote. You can skip Election Day lines and vote early at a time that's convenient for you.

Vote Early in Person

All voters in Nevada can vote in person before Election Day at designated early voting locations 14 days prior to election day.

Vote Early by Mail

You can also vote before Election Day by completing an absentee ballot and submitting it by mail.

First, obtain an Absentee Voter Application from your county election official, usually your County Clerk, and return it to their office either by mail or in person. Your county election official must receive your application by the appropriate deadline.

Your county election official must receive your completed absentee ballot by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Secretary of State