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.

Reno 150 sesquicentennial birthday celebration, Nevada, NV
It’s time to celebrate Reno’s 150th birthday. The community is invited to attend the Reno 150 party at Greater Nevada Field on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, starting at 4 p.m.

The free, family-friendly event outside the stadium will include:

  • Learn about Reno’s history, people and events.
  • Visit booths showcasing historical and cultural organizations.
  • Music, dancing and a large display of birthday cupcakes.

If you want to go to the Reno Aces baseball game after the free party, you’ll have to buy a ticket to enter Greater Nevada Field. The game starts at 6:35 p.m. and is against the Albuquerque Isotopes.