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Phone: (775) 328-3670
Office Hours: Open Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm - Closed Holidays
Our Location: 1001 E 9th St, Room A-135, Reno, NV   89512 
The Latest News
Oct 22, 2014
Early voting in Washoe County runs through Friday, Oct. 31.
Oct 16, 2014
21 polling locations throughout Washoe County will be available for early voting.
Oct 13, 2014
Last day to register to vote or update your address is tomorrow.
Oct 8, 2014
Haven't registered to vote yet? Registrar's Office will stay open this weekend for last minute voter registrations.
Sep 30, 2014
Sample ballots are now available on the Washoe County Registrar of Voters website.
Sep 24, 2014
Register to vote online or at the Washoe County Registrar's Office before October deadline.
Sep 15, 2014
You can register to vote online or at the Washoe County Registrar's Office.
Jun 17, 2014
Commissioners approve regional one stop shop permit process for businesses.
Jun 11, 2014
Washoe County Voter turnout exceeds 23 percent for Primary Election
Jun 10, 2014
Voting results will be posted online as they become available.
5.5 percent of registered voters in Washoe County have voted so far today.
2.3 percent of registered voters in Washoe County have cast a ballot this morning.
Washoe County polls are open and running smoothly.
Jun 9, 2014
Cast your vote in Washoe County between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Jun 2, 2014
Early voting for June 10 primary ends this Friday, June 6.
May 27, 2014
Early voting is underway at 16 locations Countywide through Friday, June 6.
May 19, 2014
Sample ballots available online.
May 2, 2014
Early voting begins in Washoe County May 24.
May 30, 2013
Secretary of State honors Dan Burk with prestigious award.
Nov 6, 2012
Voting results will be posted on website as they become available.
Nearly 14 percent of registered voters have voted today.
More than 7 percent have voted as of noon Nov. 6
All 90 polling locations open now. Washoe County voters must cast ballots before 7 p.m.
Nov 3, 2012
Last chance to vote is Tuesday, November 6.
Nov 2, 2012
Free Rides for Everyone on RTC RIDE Transit Services.
Nov 1, 2012
Deadline for early voting is Friday, November 2.
Oct 30, 2012
Nearly 32% of registered voters have already cast ballots.
Oct 25, 2012
Updated Release: Nearly 40,000 vote in first five days. *Note: Spanish Springs Library will not be open Nevada Day as previously announced**
Oct 3, 2012
Volunteers receive compensation for assisting fellow citizens Nov. 6 at the Polls.

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The easiest way to register to vote is online. All you need is your driver's license number and your social security number. No paper required! Just click on the "Register to Vote" link on our front page and you'll be directed to the Nevada Secretary of State's secure web site for quick and easy registration. You can also register to vote by completing a "Voter Registration Application" and presenting it to the Registrar of Voters Office, the DMV, any State Welfare Agency or by mailing the form to the Registrar of Voters Office, P O Box 11130, Reno NV 89520
Early voting for the upcoming Nov. 4, 2014 General Election starts Saturday, Oct. 18 and runs through Friday, Oct. 31. Several polling locations will also be open on Sundays again this year. View the full schedule for early voting locations at www.washoecounty.us/voters/14GENEV.html
You can check your registration status online at www.washoecounty.us/voters Look up your voter registration status, precinct and election day voting location by providing your name and birthdate on the right side of the webpage (under the flag).

In addition to checking your status online, within two weeks of the time your registration form is processed by the Registrar`s Office, you will receive a Voter Registration Card in the mail. While it is not required that you bring this card with you when you vote, it does expedite the voting process and can clear-up any misunderstandings regarding name spelling and/or the residence where you are registered to vote. It also affirms your status as an active registered voter.
1. Registrar of Voters Office, 1001 E Ninth St., RM A135, Reno NV 89512 2. DMV Offices 3. State Welfare Agencies 4. Most Post Offices 5. Libraries
Any person who has correctly completed and filed a "Voter Registration Application" with the Registrar of Voters Office and: 1. Is a U.S. Citizen 2. Will be at least 18 year old by the next election day 3. Has continuously resided in Washoe County at least 30 days 4. Claims no other place as his/her legal residence 5. Is not currently serving or under probation for a felony conviction and has completed the process to have his/her voting rights re-established if convicted of a felony in the past 6. Has not been determined by a court of law to be mentally incompetent.
You`ll need to provide the following: 1. Full Name 2. Washoe County Residence Address (NOT a P O Box or mailing address) 3. Mailing Address (if different from residence address) 4. Date of Birth 5. Political Party Affiliation 6. Signature 7. Driver`s License Number

NOTE: In order to register to vote, under Federal Law, every applicant will need to provide his/her drivers license number. In the event that the applicat does not have a drivers license number to provide, (s)he will be required to provide the last four digits of his/her Social Security Number. If the applicant has neither of these numbers, a unique number will be assigned to that person - but only after signing an affidavit stating, under penalty of law, that he/she does not possess either a drivers license or Social Security number.
You would re-register if you: 1. Have been "cancelled" for not voting in two consecutive Federal Elections and have failed to respond to any notification sent by the Registrar`s Office 2. Have changed your place of residence and/or mailing address since the last time you voted (a change of address card may also be used for this purpose) 3. Want to change your political party affiliation 4. Have changed your name since your previous registration (i.e. married or legal name change).

In these instances, it is probably most efficient to use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) which is a combination registration form and absentee ballot request.

While your FPCA registration form is valid until cancelled, the absent ballot request is good for only the calendar year in which it is submitted and must be renewed before each year`s elections. This can be done by simply writing a letter requesting an absentee ballot for all elections in that particular calendar year. The FPCA is available from the Voting Office at each military base and at all U.S. Embassies or Consulates.
If you register BY MAIL- Application must be mailed to the Registrar`s Office and postmarked no later than the 31st day (Saturday) prior to Election Day If you register IN PERSON- a) At DMV-Your application must be received by Saturday, the 31st day prior to Election Day b) At the Registrar of Voters Office - To take advantage of the "extended" close of registration period between the 21st and 31st day prior to election day, you must appear IN PERSON at 1001 E 9th St, Bldg A, Reno 89512, to register.
Nevada has a "closed primary" system in which only registrants who are members of a specific political party (major parties only) are eligible to vote for the candidate of that party for partisan offices in the Primary Elections. By choosing to be a "Nonpartisan" or affiliated with one of the minor political parties, a registrant is restricted to voting only for candidates for nonpartisan offices and the questions that appear on their Primary Election Ballot.

Remember, in a General Election, all voters are eligible to vote on all candidates, races and questions that appear on their ballot, regardless of their or a candidate`s party affiliation.
In Nevada, only the Democratic Party and Republican Party are designated as MAJOR Political Parties. The members of these parties choose their candidates to run for office (and face all other candidates) through the conduct of a Primary Election.

The Green Party, Independent American Party, Libertarian Party, Natural Law Party and Reform Party are examples of MINOR Political Parties. While members of these Minor Political Parties are still eligible to vote for nonpartisan offices on their ballots in a Primary Election, they nominate their candidates for office by conducting statewide conventions for their party members only.