Nevada’s 2018 Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 12. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters will get to choose their preferred candidates from among a large field vying for their attention with a variety of promises and attacks on opponents. Despite all the dissension, voting is still the best way we have for participating in decisions that affect everyone.

If you did not take advantage of early voting or submit an absentee ballot, Primary Election Day 2018 is your last chance to have a say in who appears in the General Election on November 6, 2018. If you aren’t registered to vote, you will have no say in the election, which is not a good thing. Learn about voter registration deadlines and other important election information from “2018 General Election in Washoe County and Nevada.”

Before heading to the polls, you can check your voter registration status through the Washoe County Registrar of Voters.

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Nevada is one of the states allowing early voting. For the 2018 Primary Election, early voting begins on Saturday, May 26 and ends on Friday, June 8. Polling places and hours of operation for early voting are located at numerous places around Washoe County.

Should you want to vote by absentee ballot instead, you can request a ballot by mail or in person from the Washoe County Registrar of Voters. Absent ballot requests must be received no later than Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by 5 p.m., and returned before the polls close on Election Day (Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by 7 p.m.).

Early voting has proven to be a popular option, with large numbers of residents casting ballots before the official Primary Election Day on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. With early voting, you can vote at any of the available locations, but you must go to your assigned precinct polling place to vote on Election Day.

You only have a limited amount of time to register to vote, or update your voter information, for the upcoming 2018 Primary Election on Tuesday, June 12. If you would like to take advantage of early voting, you really need to make sure your registration is in order and soon. Here are the voter registration dates you need to know. If you will be 18 years old by election day, you can register like any other eligible voter.

  • Voter registration by mail: Postmarked no later than May 5, 2018.
  • Voter registration in-person: Last day is May 22, 2018.
  • Voter registration online: Last day is May 24, 2018 (11:59:59 p.m.).
  • Absent ballot request: Received no later than June 5, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Early voting: May 26 through June 8, 2018.
  • Primary Election day: June 12, 2018.

You can check on your voter registration status by inquiring through the Nevada Secretary of State “Voter Registration Search.” If you have any questions about your voter registration, contact the Washoe County Registrar at (775) 328-3670.