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Everything you need to know to register and vote in Nevada

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Check your registration status: https://www.nvsos.gov/votersearch/

Register by mail: https://www.nvsos.gov/SOSVoterRegForm/home.aspx

Register online: https://www.registertovotenv.gov/

Request absentee ballot: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/home/showdocument?id=8262

Find your county clerk : https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/county-clerk-contact-information

Find your polling location: https://www.nvsos.gov/votersearch/

Find your sample ballot: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/county-clerk-contact-information

Campus Vote Project: https://www.campusvoteproject.org/stateguides/Nevada

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Hello Nevada!

If you want to vote, first you’ll need to register. If you’re not sure whether you’re registered, there’s a link in the description where you can check right now.

If you’re not registered, or if you need to update your name or address, there are a couple of ways to do it. If you have a Nevada driver’s license or state ID, you can register online using the link below. If you don’t have an ID, maybe you’re a student from another state or you don’t drive, there’s another link to a form that you’ll have to print out and mail in.

You can also register in person at your county elections office. A link to all their addresses is below. If you register by mail, your registration form needs to be postmarked by October 6th, but you have until October 29th if you register online.

If you miss any of those dates, though, you can also register at your polling place on election day or during early voting. That’s a new thing this year. Just make sure you bring an ID and a proof of address with you if you want to register at the polls.

Once you’re registered, you get to do the fun part: voting. Anyone in Nevada can vote absentee by mail--all you need to do is fill out the absentee ballot form in the description and send it to your county clerk’s office by October 20th. If this is your first time voting in Nevada and you want to vote by mail, you’ll also need to send a proof of identity like a photocopy of your driver’s license or state ID, student ID, passport, military ID, or tribal ID, and a proof of residency like a bank statement, utility bill, paycheck, lease or mortgage, or vehicle registration with your name and address on it.

If the address on your photo ID is current, that counts as both forms. Then, you’ll get your ballot in the mail, fill it out at your own pace, and mail it back in before November 3rd. Easy.

Another option if you want to vote whenever it fits in your schedule is to vote early in person. In Nevada you can vote early from October 17th to October 30th, at any early voting location in your county. Those hours and locations vary depending on the day you want to go vote though, so check the link in the description to find out where and when you can vote early.

If you really want that excitement of voting in person on November 3rd, you can look up where you need to go to vote using the link below. Polls are open from 7am to 7pm and you should only need to show an ID if this is your first time voting in Nevada or if you didn’t provide an ID when you registered. If that sounds like you, bring the proof of identity--those were the photo IDs--and the proof of residency--something official with your name and address on it-- that I mentioned before.

If you want to see everything that’s going to be on the ballot ahead of time, you can go to the link in the description and look at a sample ballot. This gives you a chance to research the candidates for your local elections ahead of time. You don’t have to vote for every single item on the ballot for it to be counted, but all those local elections are pretty important, so it’s worth checking out what’s on there ahead of time.

You can even print it out and bring it to the polls with you so that you don’t forget how you want to vote. One last thing: if you’re going to vote—open up your notes app or grab a piece of paper and make a plan. Write down when and how you’re going to register, what time you’re gonna vote, how you’re gonna get there, what ID you’re gonna use if you need one, even who you’re gonna bring to the polls with you.

Having a plan is a great way to make sure that nothing unexpected stops you from voting on November 3rd. All the links you need to check your registration, vote early, or find polling locations are in the description. Thank you for being a voter.

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