Sample Ballot Information

Electronic Sample Ballot is now live.

Click here to be taken to your sample ballot.*

*Sample Ballot works in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.  Not compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer.

What Is a Sample Ballot?

In addition to and a copy of the ballot you will vote, sample ballots contain important information about voting in an election, such as: your precinct, party, voting instructions, and Election Day polling place. Your sample ballot contains detailed information regarding early voting locations, dates, and times. Detailed ballot initiative information is included in sample ballots for general elections only. Paper sample ballots contain a scannable bar code used for quicker voter check-in.   

Voters are encouraged to mark their sample ballots to reference at the polling place when voting. Studying, marking, and taking your sample ballot with you when you go to vote will get you in and out of the polling place faster and avoid delays for you and everyone. Additional sample ballots are available at polling places if needed.

Go Green with Electronic Sample ballots   

Electronic sample ballots are available to all voters.

If you opt-out of a paper sample ballot, the Registrar of Voters will notify you by email when sample ballots are available on our website (typically one month prior to any election.) The Registrar of Voters cannot, by law, share your email address with third parties. You will continue to receive paper sample ballots until and unless you opt-out.

You may submit your request at any time. You need only submit a request once to opt-out of paper sample ballots for all future elections (unless and until you request to remove your name from the email list or your email address becomes invalid).*

Note: Electronic sample ballots contain no bar code for checking-in at voting sites and no  PDF booklet will be provided. 

Nevada law requires your e-mail address to be kept CONFIDENTIAL. Additionally, the Secretary of State and Washoe County Registrar of Voters may only use your email for communication about the voting process and to distribute electronic sample ballots. For more information, see NRS 293C.558(2), (4).

If you ever decide to start receiving paper sample ballots again, a short form will take care of it.

Sample ballots are now available in both electronic and paper form. Click here to sign up to opt-out of a paper sample ballot.

Electronic sample ballots reduce clutter. They’re environmentally friendly and help to save your tax dollars. Click here to opt-out of receiving a paper copy of your sample ballot.

If you opt-out of paper sample ballots, the Registrar of Voters will notify you by email when sample ballots are available on our website (typically one month prior to any election.) The Registrar of Voters cannot, by law, share your email address with third parties. You will continue to receive paper sample ballots until and unless you opt-out.

Questions?  Call the Registrar of
 Voters at (775) 328-3670 or click here to contact us by Washoe 311.

*If you submit your request after the close of standard registration for any election (May 12th, 2020 for the Primary), you will still receive a paper copy of your sample ballot for that election. Voters who opt out of a paper sample ballot after the close of standard registration will receive a notification that their electronic sample ballot is available within about 24 hours of their request