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Elections have consequences: This is why it is so important that everyone votes.  After all, the Silver State is known for its independence and fierce determination to do what’s right.

Nevada 2020 Expanded Vote By Mail Election:

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the way we live our lives and voting is no different. Luckily, Nevada’s legislators moved fast to make sure that the state expanded the Vote By Mail program with Assembly Bill 4 as a necessary step to protect Nevada voters as we work together to mitigate a global pandemic while also preserving Nevada’s long-standing commitment to expansive, fair elections. 

PPVNV wants to make sure that you have all the resources you need to be able to participate. Below are some key dates and information you need to know in order to participate in the upcoming elections on Nov. 3rd. And remember if you plan on voting by mail in Nevada, all mail ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (Nov. 3) or dropped off at a ballot drop-off location by 7:00 pm on Election Day in order to be counted. 

If you plan on voting by mail, it is strongly encouraged to return your mail ballot as soon as possible. 

Good News, You Can Track Your Ballot! 

Voters who would like to track the status of their mail in ballot can now sign up for a service that will alert them when their ballot is received and counted by their county elections officials.

Key Dates: 

October 6th: Last Day to Register Paper or In-Person and Close of Standard Voter Registration

In order to receive a ballot by mail, a voter must register or update their voter registration by Tuesday October 6, 2020 (28 days before the November 3rd general election). You can register to vote here: bit.ly/PPVNVote.

Ballots will not be forwarded from previous addresses. Your address must be up to date to receive a ballot in the mail.

October 15th: Online Voter Registration Deadline

The online voter registration deadline is Oct. 15th. You can register to vote online here: bit.ly/PPVNVote.

Oct. 17 - 30: Early Voting 

Registered voters are able to vote at any early voting site within their county. Eligible registrants may register and vote or update their existing registration (including updating their name, address, and party) at any early voting site. If you plan on registering in-person please bring a current and valid DMV ID that shows your address. If it doesn’t match your address please bring alternate proof of residence like a utility bill. Voters may also securely drop off their mail ballots at secure ballot drop off centers during the Early Vote period as well. 

For a full list of early voting centers and ballot drop off locations, visit the Nevada Secretary of State’s website.

November 3rd: Election Day 

Ballots must be postmarked by or on this day. Ballots will continue to be counted for another week. November 3rd is also the last day for same day voter registration. If you plan on voting in person, or dropping off your mail ballot at a polling location on election day, you can find a full list of polling centers here

Please keep in mind that due to the restrictions created by COVID-19 mitigation efforts, there are limited in-person polling locations in comparison to previous years. Please plan accordingly. 

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Watch: How to Vote in Spanish

Watch: How to Vote in Spanish

First time voter? Watch this helpful explainer video to help you get prepared. 

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To live in a true democracy where all voices are heard and represented, we must secure voting rights for everyone — no matter what. Because voter-suppression is on the rise in many places, it’s more important than ever to know your rights. If you see intimidation at the polls or any other issues while voting, call the Election Protection hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

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