Nevada Voter ID Laws

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Key Dates

General Election: November 6, 2012
Action Date
Deadline to register to vote online or by mail October 6, 2012
Last day to register to vote in person October 16, 2012
Deadline to request an absentee ballot 5 p.m. October 30, 2012
Deadline to return an absentee ballot 7 p.m. November 6, 2012

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Full Transcript

Intro and agenda:

Hello I’m Daphne O’Neal and you are watching the update for the state of Nevada. This video will give you an overview of what you need to know to exercise your right to vote. We’ll cover the latest and pending changes, what forms of ID are acceptable, who is eligible to vote, registration procedures and deadlines, when you can vote and where you can get additional assistance.

Latest and Pending Changes

Voter ID legislation was considered in 2011 but not enacted. However:

* Photo identification is necessary at the polls if you have not shown your id when you registered. This is only required the first time you vote.

* Identification must show proof of residence and proof of identity.

* Examples of recommended identification include a driver’s license, military id, or any government issued id.

* If the current photo identification does not include the voter’s current address, a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows a voter’s name and residence address is required.

Voter Registration

Who Can Register

In Nevada, you may register to vote if you are:
* A citizen of the United States
* At least18 years old at the time of the election
* A resident of Nevada for 30 days before any election
* A resident of your precinct for at least 10 days prior to an election
* Not declared by a court to be mentally incompetent
* A convicted felon whose civil rights restored have been restored, and who provides an official document of honorable discharge or release from prison, or a court order restoring the right to vote.

How to Register
You may register to vote:

In Person
* With County Clerk or Registrar’s Office, up to 21 days before the election
* At Department of Motor Vehicles, up to 31 days before an election

* By mail, which must be postmarked 31 days prior to election

* Online at the Secretary of State’s website if you possess a Nevada DMV issued ID card or driver’s license

Registration Requirements

* It is recommended that voters show identification when they register or else they must show identification at the polls as previously discussed.

You must re-register to vote if your name, street address, or party affiliation changes.

Verifying Your Voter Registration Status

To verify your registration, you may check the statewide voter registration database, or contact your local county clerk or registrar of voters at the links in the green section below.

Voter Registration Deadlines

Important dates for the General Election are provided in the red Key Dates section below.

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.

Voting by Absentee Ballot

An absentee ballot may be obtained from the county clerk or registrar of voters in the county where you live. Please contact your local office for details. It is highly recommended that you submit your request form early to allow sufficient time to receive and return your voted ballot to your county clerk or registrar’s office. All absentee ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

When and Where to Vote

Contact your local county clerk or registrar’s office to find out where you vote.

Additional Assistance

There are several organizations to help you with any part of the voting process, from registration, getting the proper identification or transportation to the polling place.

Use the links in the sidebar for National organizations and for uniformed service members, their families and citizens living outside the U.S.

“Local Assistance” from independent organizations is available in the Blue Section below, Official Government information and forms can be found in the green section below, and Key dates for your state can be found in the Red section.


We hope we have answered the most common questions for MOST voters in MOST situations or pointed you in the right direction to get more information. Election laws are much more complicated than we can fully cover here. Please visit one of the official sites listed below in the Green section for more detailed information.

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Our democracy works best when everyone participates in the process so make sure you vote and encourage others to vote as well. If you found this site helpful please share it with others using any of the sharing methods provided below. Thank you.


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