Legislative Changes

Summary of changes to the election process for the General Election on November 3,2020 with the passage of AB4 during the 32nd Special Session of the Nevada Legislature

  • Mail in ballots will be mailed to all active voters.
  • Mail in ballots are required to be postmarked on or before the day of the election and must be received by the Washoe County Registrar of Voters no later than 5pm on the 7th day following the election.
  • Signature verification is required of all mailed in ballots or those received via drop box to be counted. If the signature does not appear to match then there will be attempts made to contact the voter by mail, telephone or electronic mail, depending on the information available to the Registrar of Voters.
  • Washoe County will have at least 15 polling locations for early voting, there will be at least 25 voting centers for the day of the election. All polling locations will have drop boxes for those who wish to drop off their ballot rather than mail it.
  • If planning to vote in person we strongly encourage you to bring your mail in ballot to surrender when you vote. Voters who do not surrender their mail ballot will be asked to sign an affirmation stating that they will not submit their mail ballot.
  • Voting more than once is a felony in Nevada, meaning you cannot vote in person and mail in your ballot.
  • Any person who is requested by the voter may deliver their ballot to either the County Registrar of Voters or a voter drop box. If a second party is dropping off a ballot they must do so before the end of the third day from when they receive it.  If mailing it, it must be postmarked on the day of the election. Failure to deliver or drop a ballot in a drop box is a felony in Nevada.

For more information related to this new law from the passage of AB4 please click here information on the bill.

For additional information on timelines or specifics to the election for Washoe County please click here.