If you don’t take advantage of early voting or absent voting, you’ll have to cast your ballot on Election Day, which is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Get out and have your say by voting.

Unlike during the early voting period, on Election Day you must vote in the precinct in which you are registered and at the designated polling location. If you aren’t sure, you can check your voter registration status through either the Washoe County Registrar of Voters or the Nevada Secretary of State.

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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 General Election on Tuesday, November 6. 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 October 9, 2018.
  • Voter registration in-person: Last day is October 16, 2018.
  • Voter registration online: Last day is October 18, 2018 (11:59:59 p.m.).
  • Absent ballot request: Received no later than October 30, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Early voting: October 20 through November 2, 2018.
  • General Election day: November 6, 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.