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Nevada

0 /65
Vote at Home Score

2020 General Election

Turnout rate (VEP)

0 %

Votes cast from mailed-out ballots

0 %

2016 General Election

Turnout rate (VEP)

0 %

Votes cast from mailed out ballots

0 %

State election policies as of 2022...

Full Vote-at-Home

10/10

Full Vote-at-Home

Voter automatically mailed ballot for every election

No Excuse Required

6/6

No Excuse Required

No excuse to vote from home

Single Sign-Up

6/6

Single Sign-Up

Voter signs up once to receive mail ballot for all future elections

Local Vote-at-Home Option

5/5

Local VAH Option

Local governments have discretion to conduct full vote-at-home elections

Online Mail Ballot Sign-Up

2/2

Online Mail Ballot Sign-Up

Voter can apply for mail ballot online

Ballot Tracking

4/4

Ballot Tracking

Voter can receive ballot status notifications.

In-Person Ballot Return

4/5

In-Person Ballot Return

Voter has multiple options to return mail ballot in person

Signature Verification

4/5

Signature Verification

Voter signature verified before ballot is counted

Ballot Cure Process

4/4

Ballot Cure Process

Voter can correct issues so ballot can be counted

Prepaid Postage

4/4

Prepaid Postage

Postage-paid return envelopes provided

Election Day Postmark Acceptance

2/4

Election Day Postmark Acceptance

Ballots postmarked by Election Day are accepted

In-Person Voting

4/4

In-Person Return

Physical locations for voters to vote and receive assistance

Pre-Processing

3/3

Signature Verification

Ballots are verified and scanned before Election Day

Mail Ballot Applications

2/2

Mail Ballot Applications

Election officials can mail ballot applications to all voters eligible to vote from home

Ballot Return Assistance

2/2

Ballot Return Assistance

Voters may receive assistance to return their mail ballot

Opportunities

This year, Nevada made the drop boxes it previously implemented permanent but only allowed them at county and city offices and polling places. By allowing drop boxes to be placed elsewhere, Nevada would lessen the reliance on the postal service and increase voter convenience and confidence. We recommend allowing for ballots to be received at polling places, drop boxes, and other locations deemed necessary by the clerk.
NVAHI recommends that Nevada continue to implement a vendor-run ballot tracking system statewide that includes proactive voter notification and intelligent mail barcodes on ballots beyond 2020. An expanded notification system helps keep rejection rates low and increases voter confidence and participation.
We highly recommend reimplementing vote centers (polling locations where any voter in the county can vote) in all counties across Nevada. This is a way to streamline the system so that as the share of the vote cast by mail increases, giving voters more options for voting locations but requiring fewer polling places.

Recent Legislation

As of June 16, 2021

Year after year, Nevada has expanded access to the ballot. In 2020, Nevada continued the enormous progress it made in 2019 when it passed AB 345. This bill added election day postmark acceptance, online voter registration, a cure process, and gave more time to canvass votes. During the 2020 special session, the legislature also passed AB 4, which instituted Vote By Mail for the 2020 general election and all future elections during states of emergency, and passed AB 3 to fund it. AB 4 also included provisions that made mail-in voting more accessible such as prepaid postage, drop boxes, and the ability to drop off a mail ballot at a clerk’s office.

Finally, in 2021, Nevada made these massive improvements permanent with AB 321 and improved its existing automatic voter registration by passing AB 432, becoming a genuine 5-star voter state.

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