Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske encourages eligible Nevadans who are not currently registered to vote or who need to update their existing voter registration information to do so before the May 21 online deadline in order to receive a mail-in ballot for the June 9, 2020 primary election. Online voter registration, including an explanation of the eligibility requirements, can be found at www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov.
For the 2020 primary election, active registered voters in all counties (plus inactive registered voters in Clark County) were automatically sent a mail-in ballot through the U.S. Postal Service.
“Nevadans who wish to register to vote or update their voter registration information and receive a mail-in ballot must complete their registration online by midnight on Thursday, May 21,” said Wayne Thorley, deputy secretary of state for elections. “If you have not received your mail-in ballot, please visit our website to confirm that your voter registration information is current. If it is current, please contact your county elections office to request a new ballot. If it isn’t current, update your voter registration online before the deadline to receive your mail-in ballot,” said Thorley.
Nevadans who register to vote or update their existing voter registration information after May 21 will only be allowed to cast a ballot by appearing at any designated polling location in their county and by presenting proper identification.
“Nevadans are being encouraged to vote by mail this primary election for the health and safety of voters and poll workers,” added Thorley. “The mail-in ballot is a safe, secure and valid process to ensure that your vote is counted.”
Nevada’s primary election has three options to cast a vote: mail-in, designated drop-off location or by personal appearance at limited polling locations in each county. Voters appearing in person to cast their ballot will be given a paper ballot, except in Washoe County where voting machines will be used. Election officials are highly encouraging voters to mail in their primary election ballots.
Below are key dates leading up to the June 9, 2020 primary election:
- May 21 – Last day to register to vote or update existing registration online at RegisterToVoteNV.gov and be sent a ballot in the mail.
- May 22 to June 4 – Those registering to vote online or update existing registration online at RegisterToVoteNV.gov are eligible to vote in the 2020 primary election but must vote by personal appearance at a polling location.
- May 23 to June 5 – Early voting is available in all counties. For the health and safety of voters and election workers, all voters are encouraged to vote by mail rather than by personal appearance at an early voting polling location.
- June 4 – Last day to register to vote or update existing registration information online at RegisterToVoteNV.gov and be eligible to participate in the 2020 primary election. After this date, voter registration will only be available on June 5 and June 9 at any county polling location.
- June 9 – PRIMARY ELECTION DAY – Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by June 9, 2020. Ballots returned in person at a drop-off location must be received by 7:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020. Also, on this day, there will be limited voting by personal appearance available for those who are not able to vote a mail ballot.