Last Updated on August 18, 2018
Registration Accommodations Voting Accommodations
Communication and Information Additional Information
If You Cannot Sign Your Name on Your Voter Registration Application
If you cannot sign your name because of a physical disability, you may: (1) use a signature stamp that meets the standards of the Office of Disability Services, per NRS 427A.755; or (2) register in-person at the Election Department; or (3) if you cannot appear in-person at the Election Department, the Election Department will send an official to you.
Voters with disabilities are accommodated inside of polling places on election day and during early voting. All polling places are accessible to voters with disabilities.
Inside Polling Places
If you are a voter with disabilities, you may request to have priority in voting. Election officials will take you to the front of the line for processing at the precinct table. You may then have first preference in voting on the priority voting machine designated for voters with disabilities.
Signing the Precinct Register
If you cannot sign your name in the precinct register because of a physical disability, you may still vote. Election officials will identify you by asking you questions about personal data from your voter registration records. You may also use a rubber stamp as you would for registration purposes, as described above.
Inside the Voting Machine Booth
You have several options for casting your ballot inside the voting machine booth:
VOTERS WITH VISION IMPAIRMENTS
Accommodations are designed to meet the varying types and degrees of assistance you may need:
A large magnifying sheet is available inside each voting booth to aid in reading the ballot.
Audio voting is available at all early voting sites and all Election Day polling places to permit voting in complete privacy without assistance from another person.
Another individual may assist you in casting your ballot, as long as you and your assistant meet the requirements described below.
ASSISTANCE BY ANOTHER PERSON
NRS 293.296 allows another person to assist you in voting inside the booth as long as:
The height of the voting machine’s booth is adjustable for wheelchairs, enabling voting without assistance in complete privacy with physical ease.
Persons with disabilities or who are age 65+ may submit a special one-time request to permanently receive mail/absentee ballots when they request a mail/absentee ballot. In addition, reasonable accommodations are made for the use of mail/absentee ballots by voters with disabilities and elderly voters.
IF YOU CANNOT SIGN YOUR NAME OR VOTE WITHOUT ASSISTANCE
If, because of a physical disability, you cannot sign your name, or are unable to mark or sign a ballot or use a voting device without assistance, you may still vote by mail as long as you meet the applicable conditions of NRS 293.3165. You must submit a written statement to the Election Department, on an annual basis, containing:
NOTE: The assisting person may, on your behalf, mark and/or sign your mail ballot, but must specifically indicate next to your signature that he or she marked and/or signed the ballot on your behalf.
You may apply for an emergency mail/absentee ballot beginning the sixth day before an election through 5 p.m. on Election Day if suddenly you are hospitalized, become seriously ill or are called away from home. You must meet specific other requirements of NRS 293.316.
Communication and Information
Nevada Relay Text Telephone for the Disabled (TTY or TDD)
Voters with hearing or speech impairments who have a TTY or TDD, may communicate with the Election Department by calling 711.
Large Print Sample Ballots
All sample ballots are printed in a 14-point font.
The Election Department’s web pages are generally user-friendly for people with disabilities. The web pages are accessible to those who may not be able to see, hear, move, or may not be able to process some types of information easily or at all, such as those who:
Have difficulty reading or comprehending text;
Do not have or are not able to use a keyboard or mouse;
Use a text-only display (Lynx), a small screen or slow connection;
Are in a situation where their eyes or hands are busy or have interference;
Use an early version of a browser, a different browser entirely, a voice browser or a different operating system.
The Election Department’s Internet web pages contain text equivalents (also known as "alt tags") for non-text elements, such as images, graphical representations of text (including symbols), animations (e.g., animated GIF’s), images used as list bullets, spacers and graphical buttons. Text equivalents can readily be output to speech synthesizers and Braille displays. They can also be presented visually (in a variety of sizes) on computer displays and paper.
You may call the Election Department at (702) 455-2944 for more information on accommodation of voters with disabilities and elderly voters. You may also contact the Election Department by mail (Registrar of Voters, Clark County Election Center, 965 Trade Drive, Suite A, North Las Vegas, NV 89030-7802) or e-mail.