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How to Vote in Nevada’s 2024 Elections

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Important dates and election information

Key dates

  • State primary: Tuesday, June 11
  • General election: Tuesday, Nov. 5

    Voting at a glance

    • Ballot-by-mail voting: All registered voters will automatically be sent a mail ballot for the state primary election.

    • Early in-person voting: Available to any registered voter from Saturday, May 25, through Friday, June 7. Cast your ballot at any voting location in your county.

    • Voting at the polls: Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cast your ballot at any voting center or polling location in your county. 

    Voting in Nevada

    What to know about recent changes


    Tribal voters who live on a colony or reservation in the state can use Nevada’s Effective Absentee System for Elections (NVEASE) to register to vote, as well as to request and submit ballots.

    Voters in 2022 approved a ballot question to introduce ranked-choice voting and adopt an open primary system, allowing all Nevadans to vote for candidates, regardless of party affiliation. To take effect, the measure must pass again in 2024.

    Redistricting in 2021 may have changed the boundaries of your state legislative and U.S. congressional districts. Litigation over state legislative districts is ongoing. Use this online tool to find your districts.

    Voter registration

    Register to vote online, by mail or in person.

    If you wish to vote in the state primary by mail ballot, the deadline to register is Tuesday, May 28. Same-day registration is allowed if you vote in person at early voting locations or your polling place on Election Day.

    Verify your voter registration information on the registered voter services page of the secretary of state’s website.

    Registering to vote on Election Day

    To register and vote in person at your polling place on Election Day, you’ll need a valid Nevada driver’s license or ID card, or a tribal ID card if it meets certain requirements. Same-day registration is also allowed at early voting locations during the early voting period.

    If your license or ID card does not include your current address, you’ll need to provide proof of residence, too, with a utility bill, paycheck, bank statement or other acceptable document listed on the secretary of state’s website.   

    Americans Head To The Polls To Vote In The 2022 Midterm Elections
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    Primary voting and party affiliation

    If you register as a Democrat or Republican, you can only vote in that party’s primary and in nonpartisan races. If you register with a different party, you may only vote in nonpartisan races. You may change your party affiliation up until the close of polls on Election Day.

    Ways to vote

    Ballot-by-mail voting

    If you’re a registered voter, you’ll automatically be sent a mail ballot for the state primary, unless you opt out.

    Sign up with BallotTrax to receive updates about your ballot, or contact your county clerk or registrar of voters’ office to check on your ballot’s status.

    Returning your mail ballot

    Return your ballot by mail or in person.

    • By mail: Mail your completed and signed ballot in the pre-addressed, prepaid return envelope. It must be postmarked by Election Day (Tuesday, June 11, for the state primary) and received by 5 p.m. on the fourth day after the election.

    • In person: Drop your mail ballot off at any drop box or in-person voting location in your county during early voting and on Election Day. The secretary of state’s office recommends only using official drop boxes established by your county clerk or registrar of voters. Locations will be posted on the secretary of state’s website when available.

    Voting in person before Election Day

    For the presidential primary, you may vote early in person from Saturday, May 25, through Friday, June 7, at any voting location in your county. Find early voting sites and polling locations for your county on the secretary of state’s website.

    Voting at the polls on Election Day

    The state primary is Tuesday, June 11. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you’re in line before the polls close, you’ll be permitted to vote.

    Voter identification on Election Day

    If you registered to vote before Election Day, you will not need to show an ID when voting. Check your voter registration status on RegisterToVote.NV.gov before heading to the polls to be sure everything is accurate and up to date.

    Find more information on the secretary of state’s website.

    Voting with a disability

    Each polling location in Nevada offers at least one accessible voting booth. If you need help using the voting device or marking your ballot, you may choose someone to assist you, as long as that person is not your past or present employer or from your union.

    Voters with disabilities may vote absentee online through Nevada’s Effective Absentee System for Elections (NVEASE). Watch this video for detailed instructions.

    Find more information about voting with a disability on the secretary of state’s website.

    More information about candidates

    Key races:

    • U.S. President
    • U.S. Senate: one seat
    • U.S. House: four seats
    • State Senate: 10 seats
    • State Assembly: all seats
    • State Supreme Court: three seats

    View sample ballots on the secretary of state’s website when available.

    Editor’s note: This guide was originally published on Jan. 1, 2024. It has been updated to reflect new information about the 2024 elections.

    Natalie Missakian covers federal and state policy and writes AARP’s Fighting for You Every Day blog. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Haven Register and daily newspapers in Ohio. Her work has also appeared in the AARP Bulletin, the Hartford Business Journal and other publications.
     

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