Restoration of Civil Rights in Nevada
Under Assembly Bill 431, passed in 2019, any Nevada resident who is convicted of a felony is immediately restored the right to vote upon the individual’s release from prison. There is no waiting period or action required by the individual. The restoration of voting rights is automatic and immediate upon the individual’s release from prison, regardless of the category of felony committed or whether the individual is still on either parole or probation.
Individuals who have had their voting rights restored must meet all the other eligibility requirements in order to register to vote. In order to be eligible to register to vote in Nevada, an individual must:
Be a U.S. citizen;
Be at least 18 years old by the date of the next election (or at least 17 years old if preregistering to vote);
Have continuously resided in Nevada and the county for at least 30 days before the next election; and
Have continuously resided in the precinct for at least 10 days before the next election.
Any individual who has been convicted of a felony and is currently serving a term of imprisonment cannot register to vote or otherwise participate in the voting process while the individual is in prison.
Re-registration after Cancelation
If an individual’s voter registration was canceled due to a felony conviction, the individual may re-register to vote upon the individual’s release from prison. The individual is not required to provide any documentation or other evidence at the time of re-registration to prove that the individual’s voting rights have been restored.
Felony Convictions in Other States or In Federal Court
Under Assembly Bill 431, which took effect on July 1, 2019, the restoration of voting rights for Nevada residents applies automatically upon the individual’s release from prison. It does not matter if the individual was convicted of a felony in another state or in a federal court. The automatic restoration of voting rights applies in all cases upon the individual’s release from prison.
Eligibility Status for Individuals with Prior Felony Convictions
Any Nevada resident who:
Was discharged from parole or probation before July 1, 2019;
Is not serving a term of imprisonment on July 1, 2019; and
Has not already had his or her right to voter restored
Is immediately restored the right to vote as of July 1, 2019. These individuals are eligible to register to vote using any of the currently available voter registration methods.
How to register to Vote
Online Voter Registration
Online voter registration is now available for residents of all Nevada counties. Eligible voters can register to vote and update their voter registration information online, including change of address and party affiliation. A DMV issued Driver's License or ID is required.
***VISIT RegisterToVote.NV.gov TO REGISTER TO VOTE OR UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION ONLINE***
Military and Overseas Voters - visit our UOCAVA page for more information.
Voter Registration Form
All counties now offer online registration, but if you are not eligible for online voter registration or prefer to register to vote using a mail-in voter registration form, you can complete a fillable mail-in voter registration form. To register to vote using the fillable mail-in voter registration form in .pdf format, visit the Voter Registration Form and follow the steps below:
Answer the eligibility questions.
Enter your personal information into the spaces provided and select 'Generate Voter Registration Form.'
Print out the form and don't forget to sign it.
Mail or deliver the form in person to the county clerk or registrar of voters in your county.
If you have technical problems, please call the Secretary of State's office at 775-684-5705 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Options for Registering to Vote
You may register to vote at any NV Department of Motor Vehicles office, at your county clerk or registrar of voters' office, at various social service agencies, and on college campuses.
Changes to Current Registration
If you've moved, changed your name, want to change party affiliation, or otherwise have to update your voter registration status, you must submit another voter application form. To update your current voter registration information visit RegisterToVote.NV.gov.
Preregistration for 17 Year Olds
The 2017 legislature approved Senate Bill 144, which allows all U.S. citizens who are 17 years old but less than 18 years old to preregister to vote. A person can preregister to vote using any of the means available for a person to register to vote, including online at www.RegisterToVote.NV.gov. A person who has preregistered to vote is automatically deemed registered to vote on his or her 18th birthday unless the person's preregistration is cancelled.
Detailed information about the same-day registration process can be found here.
Source: Nevada Secretary of State