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Official State Information
Nevada Secretary of State – Election Center
Nevada Voter Registration Information (from Project Vote Smart)
Nevada Mail-In Voter Registration Form
Nevada Online Voter Registration
Nevada Absentee Ballot Application 2012
Nevada Military/Overseas Voting and Federal Postcard Application
Nevada Statewide Voter Registration Database – Check Your Status & Find Your Polling Place
Nevada County Clerks
|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|
Intro and agenda:
Hello I’m Daphne O’Neal and you are watching the Voter-ID.com 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.
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:
* 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
* 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 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.
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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