|?? Frequently Asked
are the Qualifications to Register to Vote in Nevada?
Must be a United States
Must be 18 years of age or over on or
before election day.
Have continuously resided in
Nevada and in the county for 30 days
preceding the day of the
next succeeding election.
Must continuously resided in
the precinct 10 days preceding the next
How do I register to vote?
There are several
ways to register to vote. The following are some options:
At the Clerk's Office in the
1616 8th Street, 2nd Floor, Minden
At the Tahoe General Services Office,
175 Highway 50, Lake Tahoe
a "Mail-in Application" be sent to you
up a "Mail-in Application" at your local Post Office
If I change my address do I need to
re-register to vote?
you move within Douglas County simply notify the County Clerk's office of your current address
(782-9020 or P.O. Box 218, Minden, NV 89423).
What if I change my name?
change your name due to marriage, divorce etc., you will need to re-register to vote under
your new name.
If I change my party affiliation should I
If you wish to change your party affiliation you must re-register to vote.
What does an "inactive voter"
If you do
not vote in a general election the County Clerk's office will send you a card asking if you
remain a registered voter. If you do not respond to the card or if the card is
returned by the U.S. Post Office you will be moved to the "inactive" status.
Inactive voters will not be mailed a sample ballot, however, you are still
eligible to vote.
How do I re-activate my voter registration?
the County Clerk's office that you still reside in Douglas County, provide your
correct address and request that your voter
registration be re-activated OR vote in the next election.
What is Early Voting?
begins the Saturday two weeks prior to election day. There are also satellite locations that may be more
convenient for you. The entire Early Voting schedule, including the satellite
locations, will be in your sample ballot which you will receive a few days prior to
the beginning of early voting. The Early Voting schedule will also be
published in the Record Courier and posted on this website.
How do I request an absentee ballot?
If you are
unable to take advantage of early voting and will be out of town on election day you may
request an absentee ballot by completing an
absentee request form
or sending your request in writing to the Douglas County Clerk's Office, P.O. Box 218,
Minden, NV 89423.
How do I become an election/poll worker?
If you are
interested in being an election worker on election day or to volunteer your time at the
County Clerk's office during the election cycle please click here .
On election night can I get the election
results off the web site?
Simply log on to our website at http://cltr.co.douglas.nv.us
The polls close at 7 p.m. on election day and the ballots are
brought to the County Clerk's office to be tabulated. The County Clerk's office posts the election results
promptly for Douglas County as each precinct is counted.
aren't all of the candidates on my sample ballot?
Nevada is a "closed" primary state. In other words, for the
primary election you will only be eligible to vote for the candidates of your
party and any nonpartisan office candidates. Example: if you are
registered as a Democrat you can only vote for Democratic candidates and any
nonpartisan office candidates; if you are registered as a Republican you can
only vote for Republican candidates and any nonpartisan office candidates; if
you are registered in a minor party or as a nonpartisan voter, you are
only eligible to vote for nonpartisan office candidates. At the general
election all voters are eligible to vote for any candidates of their choice
regardless of party affiliation.
If only one
candidate files for a particular office, then that candidate's name does not
appear on the primary ballot. The candidate's name will only appear on the
general election ballot.
What is Electioneering?
Electioneering is defined as campaigning for or against a candidate, ballot
question or political party by:
signs relating to the support of or opposition to a candidate, ballot
question or political party.
literature relating to the support of or opposition to a candidate, ballot
question or political party.
loudspeakers to broadcast information relating to the support of or
opposition to a candidate, ballot question or political party.
selling, wearing or displaying any badge, button or other insignia which
is designed or tends to aid or promote the success or defeat of any
political party or a candidate or ballot question to be voted upon at the
or otherwise soliciting from a voter information as to whether the voter
intends to vote or has voted for or against a particular political party,
candidate or ballot question.
signatures for any kind of petition.
Nevada law (NRS 293.361 and
293.740) prohibits electioneering within 100 feet from the entrance to the
building or structure in which a polling place is located.