The 80th (2019) Regular Session of the Nevada Legislature is now in session. It began on Monday, February 4 and will end on June 3. The Nevada Legislature meets every other year in the state capital of Carson City for 120 consecutive days. This time frame is set by the Nevada constitution. Otherwise, special sessions can be called by the governor or by two-thirds of the legislature.

In the 2018 election, both Senate and Assembly remained majority Democratic. Voters sent even more Democrats to both houses than in the previous election. The governor and most other state constitutional officers are also Democrats, elected for four years in the 2018 election. Nevada has elected a female majority legislature for the first time in U.S. history.

For links to more information about the Nevada State Legislature, elected members, legislative process and more, refer to “Nevada State Legislature in Carson City.”

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Nevada is one of the states allowing early voting. For the 2018 General Election, early voting begins on Saturday, October 20 and ends on Friday, November 2. 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, October 30, 2018 by 5 p.m., and returned before the polls close on Election Day (Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by 7 p.m.).

Early voting has proven to be a popular option, with large numbers of residents casting ballots before the official General Election Day on Tuesday, November 6, 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.