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Absentee Voting

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

Any registered voter may request to vote by mail. To request an absent ballot, you must complete and submit an Absent Ballot Request Form to the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters in the county where you are registered to vote. If you are a resident of Clark County, you may obtain the form from their website at http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/vote.

 

Deadline for Requesting an Absentee Ballot

A request to vote an Absent Ballot must be received by your local county election official no later than 5 p.m. on the seventh calendar day preceding an election. Requests should be submitted as early as possible to allow enough time to receive, mark, return and ensure your absent ballot is received by your County Clerk/Registrar's office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Identification and Residency Requirements for First Time Voters

Please be aware of the identification requirement for first time voters who vote by mail. To fulfill this requirement you must submit to your County Clerk/Registrar official identification of both IDENTITY and RESIDENCY with either your registration application or absent ballot request form.  "Official Identification" means a government-issued, or otherwise official, article or combination of articles, which establishes both the identity and residence (see examples below). 

Please direct any questions regarding absentee voting to your respective County Clerk/Registrar or the Elections Division.

Forms of ID may include (See NAC 293.395(2)): 

  • A current and valid Nevada driver's license
  • A current and valid identification card issued by the Department
  • A current and valid identification card issued by a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States
  • A current and valid identification card issued by a sheriff of a Nevada county to an employee as a condition of employment by certain business enterprises
  • A current and valid identification card issued by an agency of the State of Nevada or political subdivision thereof or the United States, including, without limitation, a public school, college or university
  • Current and valid student identification card from an accredited private school, college or university
  • Current and valid United States passport
  • Current and valid insurance plan identification card which the county clerk determines, in his or her discretion, to be a reliable indication of the true name and identity of the person
  • Current and valid tribal identification card

Articles Establishing Residency may include (NAC 293.395(3)):

  • Any form of ID set forth above
  • Current and valid utility bill, including, without limitation, a bill for electricity, gas, oil, water, sewer, septic, telephone, cellular telephone or cable television
  • Current and valid bank or credit union statement
  • Current and valid paycheck
  • Current and valid income tax return
  • Current and valid statement concerning mortgage, rental or lease of a residence
  • Current and valid motor vehicle registration
  • Current and valid document issued by a governmental agency
  • Current and valid property tax statement
  • Any other official article which the county clerk determines, in his or her discretion, to be a reliable indication of the true residential address of the person
Last updated: 9/11/2014 8:37:14 AM