VOTE: Election 2020
Nevada
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VOTE BY MAIL

Can I vote by mail in Nevada?
Vote by Mail is the default, ballots mailed directly to all voters.

Nevada will send all active registered voters ballots for the November election because of the pandemic. “Active” voters are any voters that have not been sent a challenge letter by the Board of Civil Authority asking the voter to affirm their residency, or who have responded to any such letter and have affirmed their residence.

How do I get my ballot?
Every registered Nevada voter will automatically be mailed a ballot—no need to request one.

What's the deadline to submit my ballot?
Your ballot must be received by the county voter registration office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day—either by mail or delivered in person. Mail-in ballot must be postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 7 days after the election will be counted.

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EARLY VOTING

Early voting
Oct. 17

VOTING IN PERSON

Poll Times
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

ID Requirements
Identification is not required in most cases.

A voter in Nevada must sign his or her name in the election board register at his or her polling place.

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Candidates & Races

President of the United States

Biography

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (b. November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the former Democratic vice president of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama (D) from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

On April 25, 2019, Biden announced that he was running for president of the United States in 2020. With the plurality of pledged delegates, Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee on April 8, 2020, after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suspended his presidential campaign. Biden crossed the delegate threshold necessary to win the nomination on June 5, 2020, and was formally nominated at the 2020 Democratic National Convention on August 18, 2020.

Biden announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

On January 12, 2017, President Barack Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of public service, marking the final time Obama would present the nation's highest civilian honor. Biden received the award with distinction, an additional honor given only to Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan, and retired Gen. Colin Powell in the previous three administrations.

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Biography

Donald John Trump (b. June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York) is the 45th and current president of the United States. He assumed office on January 20, 2017. He filed to run for re-election on the same day.

Key policy initiatives during Trump's first term include the United States withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and First Step Act in 2018, reducing the size of the ISIS caliphate, and establishing the Space Force as an independent military branch. Trump has made more than 200 federal judicial appointments, including two U.S. Supreme Court justices.

During his presidency, Trump has issued eight vetoes. To read more about these vetoes, click here.

On December 18, 2019, Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the U.S. House. The U.S. Senate acquitted Trump on both charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on February 5, 2020.

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Vice President of the United States

Biography

Kamala Devi Harris (b. October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from California. Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris was his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

Harris previously ran for president of the United States, entering the race on January 21, 2019. She suspended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019, and endorsed Biden on March 8, 2020.

Harris is the former attorney general of California. She served in the position from 2011 to 2017. She also served as San Francisco's district attorney from 2004 to 2011.

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Biography

Michael Richard "Mike" Pence (b. June 7, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana) is the 48th vice president of the United States, serving in President Donald Trump's (R) administration. He was elected on November 8, 2016, and sworn in on January 20, 2017.

Pence served as the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017. As governor, Pence signed into law a 5 percent individual income tax cut in Indiana. He also supported the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015, allowing individuals and businesses to exert a right to the free exercise of religion. In his first year in office, FiveThirtyEight ranked him as the second most conservative governor in the country.

From 2001 to 2013, Pence served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During his final year in the House, Pence was rated a far-right Republican leader based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack.

Pence's press secretary stated that Pence tested negative for coronavirus on March 21, 2020. Pence was tested after one of his staffers tested positive. Click here for more information on political figures impacted by coronavirus.

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Nevada Supreme Court Seat B

Biography

Kris Pickering is a judge for Seat B of the Nevada Supreme Court. Her current term ends on January 3, 2021.

Pickering is running for re-election for the Seat B judge of the Nevada Supreme Court. She is on the ballot in the general election on November 3, 2020. She advanced from the primary election on June 9, 2020.

On January 5, 2013, she began a term as the chief justice of the supreme court, a position previously held by Justice Michael Cherry. She served in that capacity until January 2014. In 2019, Justices Mark Gibbons and Pickering chose to share duties as chief justice, which usually last for a two-year term. Gibbons served as chief justice in 2019 and Pickering became chief justice in 2020.

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Initiatives

Nevada Question 1
Remove Constitutional Status of Board of Regents Amendment (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports removing the constitutional status of the Board of Regents—which governs, controls, and manages the state universities in Nevada—thereby allowing the state legislature to review and change the governing organization of state universities.

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A "no" vote opposes removing the constitutional status of the Board of Regents, thereby keeping the current governing organization of state universities without state legislative authority to change it.

Nevada Question 2
Marriage Regardless of Gender Amendment (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports this constitutional amendment to recognize marriage as between couples regardless of gender; state that religious organizations and clergypersons have the right to refuse to solemnize a marriage; and repeal Question 2 (2002), which defined marriage as between a male person and female person.

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A "no" vote opposes this constitutional amendment, thus keeping Question 2 (2002), which defined marriage as between a male person and female person, in the Nevada Constitution.

Nevada Question 3
State Board of Pardons Commissioners Amendment (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports this ballot measure to require the State Board of Pardons Commissioners (SBPC), which is responsible for granting pardons, to meet four times per year, allow any board member to submit an issue for the board's consideration, and provide that a majority of board members is sufficient to issue a pardon.

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A "no" vote opposes this ballot measure, thus providing no constitutional requirement for how often the State Board of Pardons Commissioners (SBPC) must meet and providing that a majority of board members, including the governor, are needed to issue a pardon.

Nevada Question 4
State Constitutional Rights of Voters Amendment (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports this constitutional amendment to provide voters with a constitutional right to certain voting procedures.

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A "no" vote opposes this constitutional amendment to provide voters with a constitutional right to certain voting procedures.

Nevada Question 6
Renewable Energy Standards Initiative (2020)
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A "yes" vote supports amending the state Constitution to require electric utilities to acquire 50 percent of their electricity from renewable resources by 2030.

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A "no" vote opposes amending the state Constitution, thus maintaining the statutory requirements that require electric utilities to acquire 50 percent of their electricity from renewable resources by 2030.