Washoe County General Election 2020 Voting Information

Ballots will be mailed to voters in the first week of October. Below is an overview of how voting will work this election. Detailed, official information from our local election officials can be found on this website.

 

All registered, active voters will be sent a mail-in (A.K.A. “absentee”) ballot, which you can mail in (postage prepaid) or drop off. You also have the option to vote in person during Early Voting or on Election Day.

NEW! Polling Wait Times

Find out poll wait times in Washoe County here!

How do I vote using a mail-in ballot?

  • Ballots will be mailed to voters in the first week of October.

  • You can mail in your ballot any time, as long as it’s postmarked by election day (Nov. 3). 

  • In Nevada, the postage is prepaid, so you don’t have to worry about stamps.

  • You MUST sign your ballot. The signature must match what’s on file from your registration.

  • You must use the official return envelope. You can only mail one ballot per envelope, or none of them will be counted.

Where can I drop off a ballot?

  • At the registrar’s office (1001 E 9th St # A135, Reno, NV 89512).

  • At an Early Voting site, Oct. 17 - Oct. 30, from 9AM to 7PM. See a list of locations here.

  • On election day (Nov. 3), to the registrar’s office or a polling place, from 7AM to 7PM. See a list of locations here.

  • After mailing/delivering your ballot, check that your ballot has been received here.​

 

How do I vote in-person?

You can vote early or on election day in-person in Washoe County.

  • If you have received your mail-in ballot, you should bring it with you to surrender.

  • There will be social distancing protocols in place. Please make sure you have a face mask.

  • As long as you are in line by the cutoff time (7PM), you will be allowed to vote. Stay in line!

Early Voting:

  • Saturday, October 17 to Friday, October 30, 9AM to 7PM.

  • You can go to any of the Washoe County locations listed here.

Election Day:

  • Tuesday, November 3, 7AM to 7PM.

  • You can go to any of the Washoe County locations (unlike in “normal” years, where you have to go to your assigned polling place). See a list here.

More information about voting:

  • Starting this year, you can register to vote in person during early voting or on election day at any of the polling places. Although they are not required, it will help to bring a valid Nevada ID or official mail showing your current NV address.

  • Starting this year, anyone who has been convicted of a felony is automatically eligible to vote upon release from incarceration.

  • The Nevada Secretary of State put out a “facts vs. myths” document you can check out here.

  • If there are issues with the signature on a mail-in ballot, you will be notified and can “cure” the issue until November 12.

  • We will not have official election results until November 12.

Dates, deadlines and voter resources:

  • October 1: Ballots begin to be mailed.

  • October 6: Last day to register to vote with an outside agency (DMV, Party, etc.)

  • October 15: Last day to register to vote online in order to receive a mail-in ballot (must have valid Nevada ID)

  • October 27: Last day to request a replacement mail-in ballot (if lost, damaged, etc.)

  • Washoe County Registrar of Voters website

  • Nevada Secretary of State website

  • For any voting questions or issues, please call: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or visit registernevada.org.

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