Las Vegas, Nevada - Residents who still need to register to vote in the upcoming June primary election are encouraged to register as soon as possible as the deadline is approaching soon.
For those planning on mailing in their voter registration application, or having their application dropped off at an Election Department office, the Election Department must receive those registration applications by the close of business Tuesday, May 15.
The Election Department offices at 965 Trade Drive in North Las Vegas, and on the 1st floor of the County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas, will be open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday to accommodate anyone needing to drop off registration applications later that day.
After Tuesday, prospective voters will only be able to register to vote by visiting an Election Department office in person, or by completing a registration application online through the Nevada Secretary of State's website at www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov.
In-person voter registration at an Election Department office will be available until the close of business on May 22. The Election Department offices will have special open hours leading up to this deadline, with both offices open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, and then from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 22.
Online voter registration through the Secretary of State's Office will be available until the end of the day on May 24.
The 2018 primary election is on June 12, with early voting from May 26 to June 8. The general election is Nov. 6, with early voting from Oct. 20 to Nov. 2.
Residents are encouraged to check their voter registration status to make sure they will be able to vote in the elections. To check your registration status, enter your personal information in the Registered Voter Services box on the Election Department website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/vote. Residents who are eligible to vote but not yet registered are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
Voters are also reminded to help save County taxpayers more than $1.5 million this election season by choosing to receive their sample ballot by email instead of through the regular mail. Every election year, the County spends more than $1.5 million and uses more than 50 tons of paper and other resources to print and mail sample ballots. But now voters can now choose to receive their sample ballots by email and help save taxpayers' money and more than 1,000 trees. To choose to receive your sample ballot by email, go the Election Department website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/vote, enter your name and other information in the Registered Voter Services box, click "log-in" and then select "Request My Sample Ballot Electronically (Go Green)" from the dropdown menu under "Voter Services." During the 2016 election more than 15,000 voters chose to receive an email sample ballot, saving taxpayers more than $30,000 that year. Those voters will again automatically receive an email sample ballot unless they opt out of the service.
Also new this year, voters will cast their ballots on primary and general Election Days at vote centers instead of assigned polling places. Vote centers operate similarly to early voting polling places in that any voter will be able to vote at any vote center, regardless of where they live in the County. This change is expected to make voting more convenient for voters. The switch to using vote centers will also allow the County to eliminate mail-ballot districts. In previous elections, voters living in some outlying precincts were automatically sent mail ballots because they did not have a designated polling place. Now those voters will be able to cast their ballots at any vote center, just like every other voter in the County. Voters in those outlying precincts who still want to vote by mail ballot may request a mail ballot. The deadline to request a mail ballot for the primary election is June 7, and the deadline to request a mail ballot for the general election is Oct. 30.