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”.


Effective as of October 6, 2018, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County is changing its transit fares and implementing minor adjustments to weekday bus schedules. The changes include lower prices on some bus passes and fares as part of the RTC’s initiative to spur new ridership and provide passengers with reliable and on-time service. Bus riders should check their routes for changes online or call (775) 348-RIDE.

Transit riders can recycle their old RTC Bus Book by trading it in for a free new RTC Bus Book at Customer Service offices at RTC 4TH STREET STATION in Reno and RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA in Sparks.

  • The 24-Hour Pass will change to a Day Pass. Prices will be reduced from $5.00 to $3.00 (regular fare) and $2.50 to $1.50 (reduced fare). Day Passes will expire at midnight of the same day of activation.
  • Transfers will be eliminated.
  • The 7-Day Pass price will be reduced from $19.50 to $14.50 (regular fare) and $9.75 to $6.00 (reduced fare).
  • The 31-Day Disabled Pass fare will be $32.50.
  • The fare for a single trip for individuals with disabilities will decrease from $1.00 to $0.75. The fare for a single trip for an ACCESS ID holder will change from $0.50 to $0.75.
  • RTC also lowered fares for Veterans and more seniors (ages 60+).

Source: Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) press release.

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.