Early Voting

Last Updated January 6, 2020

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 small percentage). The many nearby neighborhood early voting sites provide eligible voters an opportunity to cast their ballot at a time and place convenient for them before Election Day. Sites include shopping malls, supermarkets, libraries, and community centers.

Who May Vote Early

In Federal/State elections in even-numbered years, voters registered in Clark County may vote before Election Day at any early voting site no matter where it is located in Clark County. Early voting sites are either long-term or short-term (neighborhood).

Same-day registration is also available during the entire 14 days of Early Voting and on Election Day. It allows you to register and vote on the same day at any early voting site or at any Election Day Vote Center. You will be required to show a current and valid Nevada Driver's License or State Identification Card that displays your current residential address where you actually live. 

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.

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. (State/Federal Elections only).
  • 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.

Types of Early Voting Sites

Long-Term Sites
Long-term sites are those where early voting is conducted at the same location for longer durations or all 14 days of early voting. 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 voting machines.

Short-Term (Neighborhood) Sites
Short-term neighborhood sites are those where early voting is conducted at a location for shorter durations of one to a few 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 voting machines.

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. In State/Federal Elections, 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.  Note that provisional ballots will not be counted until after Election Day and therefore will not be included in the election night tabulated unofficial results.

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 2018. 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. %
2018 1,096,866 382,659 34.89% 223,188 20.35% 49,072 4.47% 654,919 59.71%
2016 1,019,287 488,972 47.97% 235,119 23.07% 44,453 4.36% 768,544 75.40%
2014 822,922 171,286 20.81% 147,729 17.95% 22,339 2.71% 341,354 41.48%
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. %
2018 992,986 101,239 10.20% 84,047 8.46% 14,708 1.48% 199,994 20.14%
2016 889,828 76,567 8.60% 52,234 5.87% 15,018 1.69% 143,819 16.16%
2014 775,859 61,774 7.96% 45,883 5.91% 14,960 1.93% 122,617 15.80%
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%