Election Information

Nevada 2022 General Election Timeline

 

Early Voting Begins for General Election: Saturday, October 22
Mail Ballots Sent to Voters for General Election: By Tuesday, October 25
Early Voting Ends for General Election: Friday, November 4
Nevada General Election: Tuesday, November 8

Countdown Until General Election Day

Learn More About Voting in Nevada

Closed Primaries

Primary elections are closed in Nevada. This means that if you want to vote in a specific party’s primary, you must be registered as that party on your voter registration.

Vote by Mail

Starting in 2022, mail ballots will always be mailed to all registered voters. Once completed, ballots are sealed in the prepaid return envelope, signed, and either put in the mail or at a dropbox. Ballots must be postmarked on or before election day and received by 5pm on the fourth day following an election to be counted. 

 

Nevadans still have the opportunity to early vote or vote at a polling location on election day if they prefer.

Automatic Voter Registration

When you change any of your information at the DMV, your voter registration is updated automatically.

Same-Day Voter Registration

Same-day registration allows a voter to register for the first time or update their existing registration on the same day they vote in person. However, if you choose to register to vote same-day, you must bring with you a valid Nevada driver’s license or identification card.

Voting Rights Restoration

The right to vote is automatically returned to formerly incarcerated individuals upon release. Probation and parole status does not have an impact on your ability to vote, as long as you are no longer incarcerated, and meet the general eligibility requirements, you have the right to vote.

Voter Pre-Registration

An otherwise eligible voter who is  17 years old can pre-register to vote.  A person who has pre-registered to vote is automatically deemed registered to vote on their 18th birthday.

Tribal Polling Sites

Nevada tribes are authorized to submit a request for a polling place, a ballot drop box, or both within the boundaries of their reservation or colony for the day of a primary election or general election. 

What’s on the Ballot

US Senate & US Congress

Votes on federal laws and budgets, including Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, national defense, transportation, and more.

Governor

Head of the state’s executive branch. In charge of government budgeting, appointment of government officials, and a considerable role in creating legislation.

Nevada Constitutional Officers

These offices include the Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, and State Controller. The primary function of these roles is to carry out laws, programs, services, and policies of the state.

State Senate & Assembly

Votes on state laws and sets our state budget priorities. Issues include funding schools and roads, criminal justice, voting rules, taxes, and more.

County Commission & City Council

In charge of local services and parks, police and public safety, bus system, water, zoning/development, roadways, and other issues.

Law Enforcement

District Attorneys and County Sheriffs determine how our criminal laws are implemented and enforced.

Judicial

Judges oversee things like criminal court, family court, evictions, and civil trials and lawsuits.

Education

Education candidates include Regents, who set policies and approve budgets for the state’s public system of higher education, School District Trustees who manage K-12 schools, and the State Board of Education, which designs policies and regulations and works with communities to promote student achievement in the state.