Your Vote's Safety in Nevada

Few safeguards, high vote fraud potential

Voter Laws and Registration Deadlines

You must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have attained the age of 18 years on the date of the next election
  • Have continuously resided in the State of Nevada, in your county, at least 30 days and in your precinct at least 10 days before the next election
  • Not currently be laboring under any felony conviction or other loss of civil rights that would make it unlawful for you to vote
  • Not be determined by a court of law to be mentally incompetent
  • Claim no other place as your legal residence
  • No ID required at this time
  • Early Voting in Person or by Mail

Registration Deadline: 9:00 p.m. on the fifth Saturday before any primary or general election. 9:00 p.m. on the third Saturday before any recall or special election. However, if a recall or special election is held on the same day as a primary or general election, the registration closes at 9:00 p.m. on the fifth Saturday before the day for the elections.

State Election Information

State Legislature Page

Note: new session does not start until February 4, 2013

Court Activity

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News & Commentary

Nevada GOP Activist Files for Voter ID Ballot Measure Petition | 09/09/15

CARSON CITY -- Conservative activist Sharron Angle wants Nevada voters to decide whether to abolish the state health insurance exchange and require photo identification at the polls.

The Republican former assemblywoman and former U.S. Senate candidate filed two petitions last week with the Nevada Secretary of State.

Proponents would need to gather more than 55,000 signatures from all over the state to get either measure on the 2016 ballot. Each would need to pass two consecutive elections to become a constitutional amendment.

One proposes banning the exchange created as part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The other proposes requiring proof of identity before casting a vote, and requiring the government to issue ID cards to those without one.


Nevada Conservatives Irked at GOP Legislators for Not Passing Voter ID | 06/23/15

WASHINGTON -- Nevada conservatives are disheartened that another attempt to pass a voter identification measure out of the legislature failed this session, even though the GOP has full control of the state government for the first time since 1929.

Many expected Nevada to join the list of states that require people to show a government-issued ID in order to vote. Texas, where the GOP also is in control, passed a voter ID law in 2011, but is currently bogged down in litigation over its law's intent and impact.

Republican legislators had tried to pass a Nevada voter ID bill in previous sessions, but had more muscle on their side this time, with majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval had previously said he would support a voter ID law, though he refused this year to take a stance before any proposal reached his desk. But, as the session closed June 1, bills in the Senate and Assembly hadn't gotten out of committee, leaving Democrats feeling gleeful and conservatives glum.

The repeated defeat of voter ID bills in Nevada comes in contrast to states like North Carolina. A large package of voting rights restrictions, including a strict photo ID bill, was passed swiftly in that state in 2013 after Republicans gained control of both the governorship and legislature for the first time in more than 100 years. A challenge to that law will be heard in court next month.  

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Nevada Photo ID Bill Introduced | 03/20/13

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada Assembly Republicans have unveiled a measure requiring photo identification to vote in person.

The bill was introduced on March 18, the deadline for individual legislators' bills to be introduced in both houses. AB319 requires voters to present some sort of visual identification before casting ballot in person. Acceptable ID would be a driver's license, military identification card, United States passport or a voter ID card issued by the county clerk.

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Nevada Woman Charged With Vote Fraud | 11/02/12

CARSON CITY -- FBI agents arrested a woman on Friday in Las Vegas on charges that she tried to vote twice in the presidential election.

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Voter Fraud in This Life and the Next | 02/17/12

This column by ACRU Senior Fellow Robert Knight was published February 17, 2012 in The Washington Times.

Did you know that according to a new Pew study, more than 1.8 million dead people are registered to vote? And that leading Democrats are fiercely opposing new laws that tighten voting requirements?

This tells us, just as we suspected, that the zombie population is becoming a major Democratic constituency.

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