How to Vote in Nevada in 2018


Hello Nevada, If you want to vote, first you’ll
need to register. If you’re not sure whether you’re registered
or not, there’s a link in the description
where you can check right now. If you’re not registered, or you need to
update your name or address, there are a couple
of ways to do it. If you have a Nevada driver’s license or
state ID, you can register online using the
link below. If you don’t have an ID, maybe you’re
a student from another state or you don’t drive, there’s another link to a form that
you’ll have to print and mail in. I get that that extra step is kind of annoying,
but it’s important, so register anyway. You can also register in person at your county
elections office. A link to all their addresses is below. If you register by mail, your registration
form needs to be postmarked by October 9th, but you have until October 18th if you register
online. Once you’re registered, you get to do the
fun part: voting. Anyone in Nevada can vote absentee by mail
– all you need to do is fill out the absentee ballot form in the description and send it
to your county clerk’s office by October 30th. If this is your first time voting in Nevada
and you want to vote by mail, you’ll also need to send in a proof of identity like a
photocopy of your driver’s license or state ID, student ID, passport, military ID, or
tribal ID, and a proof of residency like a bank statement, utility bill, paycheck, lease
or mortgage, or vehicle registration with
your name and address on it. If the address on your photo ID is current,
that counts as both forms. Then, you’ll get your ballot in the mail,
fill it out your own pace, and mail it back
before November 6th. Easy. Another option if you want to skip the election
day lines, or vote on your own schedule is to
vote early in person. In Nevada you can vote early between October
20th and November 2nd, at any early voting location in your county—those hours and
locations vary depending on the day you want to go vote though, so check the link in the
description to find out where and when you
can vote early. If you really want that excitement of voting
in person on November 6th though, you can look up where you need to go to vote using
the link below. Polls are open from 7am to 7pm and you should
only need to show an ID if this is your first time voting in Nevada or you didn’t provide
an ID when you registered. If that sounds like you, bring the proof of
identity–those were the photo IDs–and the proof of residency–something official with
your name and address on it– that I mentioned
before. If you want to see everything that’s going
to be on the ballot ahead of time, you can go to the link in the description and look
at a sample ballot. This gives you a chance to research the candidates
for your local elections ahead of time. You don’t have to vote for every single
item on the ballot for it to be counted, but those local elections are pretty important,
so it’s worth checking out what’s on there
ahead of time. You can even print it out and bring it to
the polls with you so you don’t forget who
you wanted to vote for. One last thing: if you’re going to vote—open
up your notes app or grab a piece of paper
and make a plan. Write down when and how you’re going to
register, what time you’re going to vote, how you’re gonna get there, what ID you’re
going to use if you need one, even who you’re
going to bring to the polls with you. Having a plan is a great way to make sure
that nothing unexpected stops you from voting
on November 6th. All the links you need to check your registration,
vote early, or find polling location are in
the description. Thank you for voting.

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  1. The link to view a sample ballot just takes me to the site to check if I'm registered. Was that on purpose or is there supposed to be a different link?

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