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.


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.

If you are contemplating running for elective office in 2018 in Reno, now is the time to decide or you’ll have to wait a couple of more years.

The candidate filing period for the June primary election is Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 16, 2018. The place to file is the Reno City Clerk’s Office, 1 East First Street, 2nd Floor. The filing fee is $30 (cash, cashier’s check or money order). Appointments are recommended – call (775) 334-2030 or email Reno City Clerk Ashley D. Turney at You can also just walk in, but appointments will be helped first.

The 2018 primary election will be on June 12, 2018. The general election will be on November 6, 2018. Refer to the city’s 2018 Election website for information about candidate qualifications. Reno city offices on the ballot will be…

  • Councilmember – Mayor (4 year term) – Incumbent Hillary Schieve
  • Councilmember – Ward 2 (4 year term) – Incumbent Naomi Duerr
  • Councilmember – Ward 4 (4 year term) – Incumbent Paul McKenzie
  • City Attorney (4 year term) – Incumbent Karl Hall

If you need more information about voting and voter registration, refer to “Nevada Voting and Voter Registration.”

Source: City of Reno.