Last Updated June 6, 2016

 

What is Early Voting

Who May Vote Early

 

When Early Voting Occurs

Where to Find Early Voting Sites

      

Why a Specific Site is Selected

      

How to Vote Early

Early Voting Turnout and Results

 

Early Voting Trends

 

 

What is Early Voting

Since 2000, more people in Clark County have voted before Election Day than on Election Day, primarily as a result of Clark County’s Early Voting Program (mail/absentee ballots also account for a very small percentage). For the 2016 Primary Election, there will be 92 early voting sites throughout the County. The many nearby neighborhood early voting sites provide eligible voters an opportunity to cast their ballot at a time and place convenient for them. Sites include shopping malls, supermarkets, libraries and community centers.

Who May Vote Early

In Federal/State elections, voters registered in Clark County may vote before Election Day at any early voting site no matter where it is located in Clark County. In Municipal Elections in odd-numbered years, voters registered within the specific boundaries of an incorporated city may vote at an early voting site within their own city. Early voting sites are either long-term or short-term (neighborhood).

When Early Voting Occurs

Early voting starts the Saturday, 17 days before Election Day, and continues everyday for 14 days, ending the Friday before Election Day.  Early voting for the June 14, 2016 Primary Election will be May 28 - June 10, 2016.

Site Schedules
Hours and days vary by site. A complete schedule with specific sites, dates, and hours will be available as follows:

The Clark County Election Department
You may find the schedule on our website, call (702) 455-VOTE (8683), or send an e-mail.

Early Voting Schedule Brochures
Available anywhere you find Voter Registration Applications, e.g., Department of Motor Vehicles, post offices, libraries, etc.

Sample Ballot
Your sample ballot contains an early voting schedule. Sample ballots are sent before early voting begins.

Newspapers
The Registrar of Voters publishes the schedule during the week before the period for early voting begins and at least once each week during the period for early voting.

Where to Find Early Voting Sites

Long-Term Sites
Long-term sites are those where early voting is conducted at the same location for 5 to 14 days during the the early voting period. They are usually in high-traffic areas, such as major shopping malls, Election Department offices, or City Clerks’ offices in municipal elections in odd-numbered years. These sites have 10 to 30 touch-screen voting machines.

Short-Term (Neighborhood) Sites
Short-term neighborhood sites are those where early voting is conducted at a location for one to seven days and then moves on. These sites are at smaller facilities (local supermarkets, libraries, community centers, etc.) and ensure voters in the County have access to a site located in their neighborhood. These sites have 6 to 15 touch-screen voting machines.

Early Voting in 2002 at the Vons Supermarket at Desert Inn and Eastern
Early Voting at Vons at Desert Inn and Eastern

Why a Specific Site is Selected

The Registrar of Voters identifies and selects locations which provide Clark County voters many opportunities to vote during the 14 days of early voting. The concerns of various communities of interest, such as senior citizens’ groups, minority interest groups, political parties, and other community organizations, are part of the decision making process.

How to Early Vote

Upon arriving at the site, your eligibility and signature will be verified before you are allowed to vote. Computers at each site are connected to the Election Department’s centralized voter registration files and your voting record will be updated when you vote, thus preventing the possibility of anyone voting twice. All early voting sites use touch screen voting machines. These machines provide ballots and instructions in both English, Spanish and Filipino (Tagalog).

Early Voting Turnout and Results

Daily early voting turnout (total voters per site) will be available every night around 11:00 p.m. on the Election Department's website. Tabulated results will be available after the Secretary of State has indicated all statewide voting has ended, sometime after 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Complete tabulated election results will be on the Election Department's website or on TV cable Channel 4.

Early Voting Trends in Clark County

Voting Early (Before Election Day) is Easy, Convenient and Popular
Since 2000, more people in Clark County have voted before
Election Day than on Election Day, through a combination of early voting (the main source) and mail ballot voting. The tables below break down turnout by voting method from 1996 to 2012. The data confirms the popularity of early voting.

GENERAL
ELECTION
YEAR

ACTIVE
REGISTERED
VOTERS

TURNOUT BY VOTING METHOD

Early Voting

Election Day

Mail/Absentee

TOTAL

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

2012

852,413

436,568

51.22%

205,693

24.13%

50,001

5.86%

692,262

81.21%

2010

736,663

258,283

35.06%

174,341

23.67%

33,841

4.59%

466,465

63.32%

2008

815,190

391,805

48.06%

210,264

25.79%

50,718

6.22%

652,787

80.08%

2006

647,904

165,293

25.51%

169,503

26.16%

27,805

4.29%

362,601

55.97%

2004

684,313

271,465

39.67%

222,036

32.45%

53,357

7.80%

546,858

79.91%

2002

547,758

136,763

24.97%

148,486

27.11%

28,356

5.18%

313,605

57.25%

2000

555,722

167,522

30.14%

167,317

30.11%

49,933

8.99%

384,772

69.24%

1998

484,794

85,646

17.67%

133,572

27.55%

38,383

7.92%

257,601

53.14%

1996

432,581

46,136

10.67%

94,023

44.85%

24,927

5.76%

265,086

61.28%

PRIMARY
ELECTION
YEAR

ACTIVE
REGISTERED
VOTERS

TURNOUT BY VOTING METHOD

Early Voting

Election Day

Mail/Absentee

TOTAL

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

No.

%

2012

690,357

56,449

8.18%

40,511

5.87%

15,080

2.18%

112,040

16.23%

2010

692,747

85,543

12.35%

79,097

11.42%

15,983

2.31%

180,623

26.07%

2008

697,547

48,193

6.91%

42,338

6.07%

12,411

1.78%

102,942

14.76%

2006

621,221

81,489

13.12%

73,693

11.86%

13,186

2.12%

168,368

27.10%

2004

593,912

71,748

12.08%

62,503

10.52%

14,624

2.46%

148,875

25.07%

2002

516,950

58,037

11.23%

59,829

11.57%

14,832

2.87%

132,698

25.67%

2000

522,464

42,904

8.21%

57,642

11.03%

13,066

2.50%

113,612

21.75%

1998

465,807

43,312

7.91%

82,668

15.11%

16,127

2.95%

142,107

25.97%

1996

402,878

11,098

2.75%

87,582

21.74%

12,305

3.05%

110,985

27.54%

 

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