Last Updated on July 2, 2019
  
2020 FEDERAL/STATE ELECTIONS
Federal/State Elections are in even-numbered years. The Primary Election is the second Tuesday in June of each even-numbered year. The General Election date is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
 

CANDIDATE FILING

December 30, 2019
Monday

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 2020 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, 2019. (NRS 293.176)
 
January 2-June 5, 2020
Weekdays, 8am-5pm
(closed Saturday, Sunday
and Holidays)
 
Independent Candidate Petition Filing: Period during which an independent candidate must submit his or her 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 6-17, 2020
Weekdays, 8am-5pm
No Appointments 
(closed Saturday-Sunday)
 
Judicial Candidate Filing: Period during which judicial candidates for State Supreme Court, Nevada Court of Appeals, District Court (including Family Division), and Justice of the Peace may file to run for office in 2020. (NRS 293.177(1)(a))
January 17, 2020
Friday, 5pm 
 
Last Day for Judicial Candidate Name Changes: Last day judicial candidates may change how their name appears on the ballot. (NAC 293.081)
January 29, 2020
Wednesday, 5pm 
 
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 2-13, 2020
Weekdays, 8am-5pm
No Appointments 
(closed Saturday-Sunday)
 
Candiate Filing (Non-Judicial): Period during which non-judicial candidates may file to run for office in 2020. (NRS 293.177(1)(b))
March 13, 2020
Friday, 5pm 
  
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 24, 2020
Tuesday, 5pm 
 
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)
   

PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUSES
Pursuant to Nevada law, Nevada does not conduct Primary Elections to select Presidential candidates. Instead, major political parties will hold caucuses in the beginning of 2020. The political parties determine the dates, times, and locations of the caucuses and deadlines by which to be registered to attend. The Clark County Election Department is not involved in the conduct of caucuses. Directly contact your party for information about caucuses, including their registration requirements and deadlines. Also see the Nevada Secretary of State's web page on Presidential caucuses.

Date
To Be Announced
 
Democratic Party Presidential Caucus: Contact the Democratic Party for more information.
Date
To Be Announced
Republican Party Presidential Caucus: Contact the Republican Party for more information.
 

  
JUNE 9, 2020, PRIMARY ELECTION (FEDERAL/STATE) AND SAME-DAY REGISTRATION
From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, ANY Clark County registered voter may cast their ballot at ANY Clark County Vote Center of their choice. Starting in 2020, same-day registration (registering and voting on Election Day or during Early Voting), as well as immediate updates of existing registration (name, party, and address) will also be available at all of our voting sites.

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 (except special district candidates as they only appear in the General Election). The direct vote of the people selects the candidates, rather than votes of convention delegates. 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)).

Starting in 2020, at any Clark County Election Day Vote Center or at any early voting site, you may: (1) Register in-person and vote (same-day registration), but you must show a current and valid Nevada’s Driver’s License or Nevada State Identification card with the current address where you actually live, or if the address is not current, you must additionally provide other proof of residence; or (2) Immediately update your existing registration, including name, party, and address changes, and then vote a ballot for your new precinct and/or party, as applicable. (Sections 5.9, 8, and 9 of AB345 of the 2019 Legislative Session).

May 12, 2020
Tuesday
 
Close of Mail-In and In-Person Standard Registration: Last day to register to vote or to update your existing registration by mail or in-person at the Election Department offices. (NRS 293.560 as amended by Section 64 of AB345, 2019 Legislative Session)
 
May 13-19, 2020
Wednesday-Tuesday
Online Registration with Sample Ballot Delivery and with ID Required for Voting: Register to vote or update your existing registration ONLY on the Secretary of State's website and still receive a sample ballot for the current election from the Election Department for your new registration or with updated information for your existing registration. New Registrants may not vote by mail/absentee ballot in the current election. When new registrants check-in to vote, they must show a current and valid Nevada Driver’s License or Nevada State Identification card with an address that matches the one in the online registration. If the address does not match, they must additionally show other proof of residence. (Section 6 of AB345, 2019 Legislative Session, and NRS 293.565(7))
 
May 20-June 4, 2020
Wednesday-Thursday  
Online Registration without Sample Ballot Delivery and with ID Required for Voting: 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 for your new registration or with updated information for your existing registration. New Registrants may not vote by mail/absentee ballot in the current election. When new registrants check-in to vote, they must show a current and valid Nevada Driver’s License or Nevada State Identification card with an address that matches the one in the online registration. If the address does not match, they must additionally show other proof of residence. (Section 6 of AB345, 2019 Legislative Session, and NRS 293.565(7))
 
May 23-June 5, 2020
Saturday-Friday
Early Voting (14 Days) and In-Person Same Day Registration at any Early Voting Site, Hours and Days Vary by Location: Any voter registered in Clark County may vote at any early voting site within the County. You may also register and vote (same-day registration) or immediately update your existing registration (including name, address, and party) at any early voting site. Same-day registrants must show a Nevada Driver’s License or Nevada State Identification card with the current address where they actually live. If the address is not current, they must provide other proof of residence.  (NRS 293.3568 and Sections 5.9 and 8 of AB345, 2019 Legislative Session).
 
May 26, 2020
Tuesday, 5pm
 
Mail/Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Last day for the Election Department to RECEIVE WRITTEN mail ballot requests. If you registered online on or after May 13, you may not vote by mail/absentee ballot in the current election. (NRS 293.313 as amended by Section 43 of AB345 of the 2019 Legislative Session).
 

NOVEMBER 3, 2020, GENERAL ELECTION (FEDERAL/STATE) AND SAME-DAY REGISTRATION
From 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, ANY Clark County registered voter may cast their ballot at ANY Clark County Vote Center of their choice. Starting in 2020, same-day registration (registering and voting on Election Day or during Early Voting), as well as immediate updates of existing registration (name, party, and address) will also be available at all of our voting sites.

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)

Starting in 2020, at any Clark County Election Day Vote Center or at any early voting site, you may: (1) Register in-person and vote (same-day registration), but you must show a current and valid Nevada’s Driver’s License or Nevada State Identification card with the current address where you actually live, or if the address is not current, you must additionally provide other proof of residence; or (2) Immediately update your existing registration, including name, party, and address changes, and then vote a ballot for your new precinct. (Sectionss 5.9, 8, and 9 of AB345 of the 2019 Legislative Session).

October 6, 2020
Tuesday
 
Close of Mail-In and In-Person Standard Registration: Last day to register to vote or to update your existing registration by mail or in-person at the Election Department offices. (NRS 293.560 as amended by Section 64 of AB345, 2019 Legislative Session)
 
October 7-13, 2020
Wednesday-Tuesday
Online Registration with Sample Ballot Delivery and ID Required for Voting: Register to vote or update your existing registration ONLY on the Secretary of State's website and still receive a sample ballot for the current election from the Election Department for your new registration or with updated information for your existing registration. New Registrants may not vote by mail/absentee ballot in the current election. When new registrants check-in to vote, they must show a current and valid Nevada Driver’s License or Nevada State Identification card with an address that matches the one in the online registration. If the address does not match, they must additionally show other proof of residence. (Section 6 of AB345, 2019 Legislative Session, and NRS 293.565(7))
 
October 14-29, 2020
Wednesday-Thursday
Online Registration without Sample Ballot Delivery and with ID Required for Voting: 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 for your new registration or with updated information for your existing registration. New Registrants may not vote by mail/absentee ballot in the current election. When new registrants check-in to vote, they must show a current and valid Nevada Driver’s License or Nevada State Identification card with an address that matches the one in the online registration. If the address does not match, they must additionally show other proof of residence. (Section 6 of AB345, 2019 Legislative Session, and NRS 293.565(7))
 
October 17-30, 2020
Saturday-Friday
Early Voting (14 Days) and In-Person Same Day Registration at any Early Voting Site, Hours and Days Vary by Location: Any voter registered in Clark County may vote at any early voting site within the County. You may also register and vote (same-day registration) or immediately update your existing registration (including name, address, and party) at any early voting site. Same-day registrants must show a Nevada Driver’s License or Nevada State Identification card with the current address where they actually live. If the address is not current, they must provide other proof of residence.  (NRS 293.3568 and Sections 5.9 and 8 of AB345, 2019 Legislative Session).
 
October 20, 2020
Tuesday, 5pm  
Mail/Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Last day for the Election Department to RECEIVE WRITTEN mail ballot requests.  If you registered online on or after October 7, you may not vote by mail/absentee ballot in the current election. (NRS 293.313 as amended by Section 43 of AB345 of the 2019 Legislative Session).
  
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