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Nevada: Latest Election & Voting Updates

Last updated Thursday, May 21, 2020 6:46 PM ET

Important News

  • March 24, 2020 Official Update Primary Election to be Conducted By Mail

    Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announced that the June 9, 2020 primary election will be conducted almost entirely by mail. Active registered voters in Nevada, and inactive voters in certain counties, will be mailed an absentee ballot for the primary election.   Voters can check their status and update their registration by May 21. In order to accommodate same-day voter registration, as well as assist voters who have issues with the ballot that was mailed to them, at least one in-person polling location will be available in each county on election day.

  • May 3, 2020 Primary Election Deadlines Approaching

    In some counties, only active registered voters will receive a mail ballot for the primary election. Deadlines are approaching for inactive voters to update their registration. The final day to update registration information by mail or at a voter registration agency is May 12. The last day to do so online is May 21. Voters will still be able to update their information after that but will have to vote in person. 

  • March 9, 2020 CDC Recommendations for Election Polling Locations
  1. Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline - Mail

    Voter registration forms sent by mail must be postmarked by May 12 in order to vote in the June 9 primary election.

  2. Thursday, May 21, 2020

    Deadline for Inactive Voters to Request an Absentee Ballot for the Primary Election

    Active voters and inactive voters in certain counties will be sent a mail ballot for the June 9 primary election. Voters should check their status and update their registration by May 21.

  3. Thursday, June 4, 2020

    Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline - Online

    Deadline for registering to vote online for the June 9 primary election.

  4. Tuesday, June 9, 2020

    Primary Election Day

    The primary election will be conducted primarily by mail. At least one polling location will be available in each county on election day for same-day voter registration and for in-person voting for individuals who have issues with their mail ballot.

  5. Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    General Election Voter Registration Deadline - Mail

    Voter registration forms sent by mail must be postmarked by May 12 in order to vote in the November general election.

  6. Saturday, October 17, 2020

    General Election Early Voting Begins

    Same-day voter registration will be available at polling locations.

  7. Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    General Election Absentee Ballot Application Deadline

    Requests for absentee ballots for the November general election must be received by October 20.

  8. Thursday, October 29, 2020

    General Election Voter Registration Deadline - Online

    Deadline for registering to vote online for the November general election.

  9. Friday, October 30, 2020

    General Election Early Voting Ends

  10. Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Election Day

    Same-day voter registration will be available at polling locations.

  11. Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    General Election Absentee Ballot Deadline

    Absentee Ballots must be postmarked by election day.

vote absentee icon. How to vote absentee in Nevada

Nevada allows all registered voters to vote absentee for any reason.

  • Make sure you’re registered to vote
  • All active registered voters will be mailed a ballot for the June 9 primary election. If you did not vote in the last election, and you did not return a postcard mailed to you by your county earlier this year, your voter registration may have been put into inactive status, which means you will not automatically receive a ballot and must request an absent ballot. If you think you may be considered an inactive voter, you can verify and update voter information at RegisterToVoteNV.gov or call your County Clerk. You can request your absent ballot on the Secretary of State's website

Take Action to Support Safe & Secure Elections in Nevada

Below are some practical, positive actions you can take to help voters prepare for the 2020 election and cast their ballots in the way that’s best and healthiest for them.

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Information about voting is based on:

  • Official policy announcements on government websites
  • News stories citing verified statements from government officials

Information about actions people can take will be:

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  • Positive and practical
  • Community-based and supported by trusted partners and networks

Policy information will focus on:

  • Proactive steps officials are taking to hold elections
  • How community groups, individuals and businesses are supporting elections
  • Public education efforts around voting
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We Can Vote is calling on all states and voting territories to develop clear election plans that protect our democracy while also preserving public health. Policymakers, and election administrators can act decisively to do the following:


  • Provide mail ballot options to all eligible voters, including the ability to request ballots online in a secure and equitable manner;
  • Preserve in-person voting options in November that:
    • Ensure sufficient hours and locations to prevent long lines or large crowds
    • Ensure enough in-person options on tribal lands and in other locations with limited mail access
    • Use best practices from public health officials to have healthy polling sites
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These simple steps can help ensure that eligible voters can access their ballots while minimizing the risks of this virus. These steps will allow communities to come together and support hard-working election officials who ensure that America's democracy is healthy and strong.