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.


Eldorado Great Italian Festival, Reno, Nevada, NV
The Eldorado Great Italian Festival is a fun, family friendly affair. The 2018 Eldorado Great Italian Festival will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. The party is on Virginia Street in downtown Reno, centered at the Eldorado Resort Casino near the Reno Arch. A big part of the Festival is music, which will be available for free on two stages.

Just strolling Virginia Street during the festival is entertaining, with street performers, free music from several venues, and good food and drink readily available. People really get into the Italian spirit for this festival, giving it a boisterous yet friendly atmosphere. You can even participate by trying your feet at grape stomping and voting in the Italian sauce competition. Of course, you must taste the sauces in order to vote. Come on down and enjoy one of Reno’s most popular and fun events.

Fall break 2018 at the Washoe County School District is Monday, October 1 through Friday, October 5. When you add in a weekend on each end, that’s a long time for the kids to be out of school and needing something to do .

There are a lot of activities lined up with fall break in mind. For example, Galena Creek Visitor Center is holding a fall camp, as is the Discovery Museum and KIDS University at UNR. The recreation departments of both Reno and Sparks have vacation time activities for a variety of age groups. There are cool movies and science at the Fleischmann Planetarium and the Washoe County Library always has free activities for both children and adults.

The Fall Fish Festival at Lake Tahoe and the Eldorado Great Italian Festival both fall on the weekend of October 6 – 7. There are tons of things to do for kids and adults alike during these events.

Get many more ideas and details from the article “Fall Break Camps and Activities in Reno and Sparks.”