Last Updated on July 28, 2017 

2018 STATE/FEDERAL ELECTIONS

State/Federal Elections are in even-numbered years. In 2009, the Nevada Legislature changed the date of the State/Federal Primary Election to the second Tuesday in June of each even-numbered year. The General Election date remains the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

The dates below are in accordance with the changes contained in AB45 and AB478 of the 2017 legislative session.


CANDIDATE FILING

December 30, 2017
Saturday

Last Day for Candidates for Partisan Offices to Change Affiliation with a Major Party: No person may be a candidate of a major political party for partisan office in 2018 if he or she changed political affiliation to Democrat or Republican on a Voter Registration Application in Nevada or in any other state after December 30, 2017.
(NRS 293.176)

January 2-June 1, 2018
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(closed Saturday-Sunday)

Independent Candidate Petition Filing: Period during which independent candidates must submit their petition of candidacy to the appropriate filing officer for verification. Prior to circulating the petition, a copy must be submitted to the filing officer. Contact the Secretary of State for more information.
(NRS 293.200(1)(a))

January 2-12, 2018
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
No Appointments 
(closed Saturday-Sunday)

Judicial Candidate Filing: Period during which judicial candidates for Nevada Supreme Court, District Court, and Justice of the Peace, as applicable, may file to run for office in 2018.
(NRS 293.177(1)(a))

January 12, 2018
Friday, 5:00 p.m.

Last Day for Judicial Candidate Name Changes: Last day judicial candidates may change how their name appears on the ballot.
(NAC 293.081)

January 24, 2018

Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.

Last Day to Withdraw or Rescind Withdrawal of Judicial Candidacy:
Last day judicial candidates may withdraw their candidacy or rescind withdrawal of candidacy.
(NRS 293.202)

March 5-16, 2018
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
No Appointments 
(closed Saturday-Sunday)

Candidate Filing:
Period during which non-judicial candidates may file to run for office in 2018.
(NRS 293.177(1)(b))

March 16, 2018
Friday, 5:00 p.m.

Last Day for Candidate Name Changes (Non-Judicial): Last day non-judicial candidates may change how their name appears on the ballot.
(NAC 293.081)

March 27, 2018
Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
 
Last Day to Withdraw or Rescind Withdrawal of Candidacy (Non-Judicial): Last day non-judicial candidates may withdraw their candidacy or rescind withdrawal of candidacy.
(NRS 293.202)
 

JUNE 12, 2018, PRIMARY ELECTION (STATE/FEDERAL)
Vote 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day at any Vote Center of your choice in Clark County,
all voters registered in Clark County
 

A Primary Election is a preliminary (nominating) election to select, when necessary, Democratic, Republican, and nonpartisan candidates who will run in the General Election contests.  The exception is candidates for special district offices because they will only appear in the General Election, and only if there are more candidates than seats up for election in the Special District (Special Acts Chap. 100, §5(2); Special Acts Chap. 477, §5(1)). The direct vote of the people selects the candidates, rather than votes of convention delegates. In State/Federal Elections, Nevada has CLOSED Primary Elections (NRS 293.257). The Primary Election must be held on the second Tuesday in June of each even-numbered year (NRS 293.175(1)).

May 15, 2018
Tuesday
Close of Standard Registration: Last day to register to vote or to update your existing registration, without having to appear in-person at the Election Department offices, or without having to register on the Secretary of State's website.
(NRS 293.560(1)(a)(1), as amended by AB45 and AB478 of the 2017 legislative session)

May 16-22, 2018
Wednesday-Tuesday
  
Extended In-Office and Online Registration (7 Days):
You may register to vote or update your existing registration ONLY by the following means: (1) In-person at the Election Department offices; or (2) On the Secretary of State's website.
(NRS 293.560(1)(a)(2), as amended by AB45 and AB478 of the 2017 legislative session)
 
May 23-24, 2018
Wednesday-Thursday ​
Extended Online Registration (2 Days): You may register to vote or update your existing registration ONLY on the Secretary of State's website.  The Election Department is NOT legally required to send you a sample ballot for the current election if you register or update your address during these two days.
(NRS 293.560(1)(a)(3) and NRS 293.565(7), as amended by AB45 and AB478 of the 2017 legislative session)

May 26-June 8, 2018
Saturday-Friday
               
Early Voting (14 Days):
Any voter registered in Clark County may vote at any early voting site within the County. Hours and days vary by location.
(NRS 293.3568)

June 5, 2018
Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
  
Mail/Absentee Ballot Request Deadline:
Last day for the Election Department to RECEIVE WRITTEN mail ballot requests.
(NRS 293.315)

 
NOVEMBER 6, 2018, GENERAL ELECTION (STATE/FEDERAL)
Vote 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day at any Vote Center of your choice in Clark County,                          
all voters registered in Clark County

Candidates who receive the most votes in a General Election are elected to office. You may vote for all offices and questions on the ballot for your precinct, regardless of your party affiliation. A General Election must be held throughout the State on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in each even-numbered year. (NRS 293.12755)

October 9, 2018
Tuesday
Close of Standard Registration: Last day to register to vote or to update your existing registration, without having to appear in-person at the Election Department offices, or without having to or register on the Secretary of State's website.
(NRS 293.560(1)(a)(1), as amended by AB45 and AB478 of the 2017 legislative session)
  

October 10-16, 2018
Wednesday-Tuesday

Extended In-Office and Online Registration (7 Days): You may register to vote or update your existing registration ONLY by the following means: (1) In-person at the Election Department offices; or (2) On the Secretary of State's website.
(NRS 293.560(1)(a)(2), as amended by AB45 and AB478 of the 2017 legislative session)
 
October 17-18, 2018
Wednesday-Thursday
Extended Online Registration (2 Days): You may register to vote or update your existing registration ONLY on the Secretary of State's website.  The Election Department is NOT legally required to send you a sample ballot for the current election if you register or update your address during these two days.
(NRS 293.560(1)(a)(3) and NRS 293.565(7), as amended by AB45 and AB478 of the 2017 legislative session)

October 20-November 2, 2018
Saturday-Friday
  
Early Voting (14 Days):
Any voter registered in Clark County may vote at any early voting site within the County. Hours and days vary by location.
(NRS 293.3568)

October 30, 2018
Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
  
Mail/Absentee Ballot Request Deadline:
Last day for the Election Department to RECEIVE WRITTEN mail ballot requests.
(NRS 293.315)
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