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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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.

Need a little reminder about who is running for what office? Get up to speed with “2018 General Election in Washoe County and Nevada”.

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.