Last Updated August 5, 2021
PERSONS RELEASED FROM PRISON HAVE THE RIGHT TO IMMEDIATELY REGISTER AND VOTE IN NEVADA,
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019
Ex-Felons Have the Right to Immediately Register to Vote: People with felony convictions in Nevada or in any other state who have been released from prison may immediately register to vote in Nevada as long as they follow the standard procedures for registering to vote and meet Nevada’s standard voter registration requirements (U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age by the next Election Day, resident in their Nevada County for at least 30 days, and resident in their Nevada County's precinct for at least 10 days). No special procedures or paperwork are required. This also applies to people whose voter registration had been previously canceled because of a felony conviction and to those who are currently on probation or parole.
AB431 of the 2019 Legislative Session: This bill amended several sections of the Nevada Revised Statutes to allow ex-felons to immediately register to vote, including people whose voter registration had been previously canceled because of a felony conviction and to those who are currently on probation or parole.
Applicable amended NRS sections include:
- NRS 213.157(1)(b) was amended to immediately restore the right to vote persons convicted of a felony in Nevada who have served their sentence and have been released from prison.
- This bill removed the requirement in NRS 293.540 to cancel the voter registration of unincarcerated persons who had been convicted of a felony in Nevada or in any other state, thereby maintaining their right to vote.
- NRS 293.543 was amended to authorize an elector whose voter registration was previously canceled because of a felony conviction to immediately reregister to vote if the elector is not currently incarcerated.