GUIDE TO VOTING: Voting is simple – there are just a few guidelines you must follow. Here is the basic information that you need to know for Election Day.
Nevada law requires that you:
1. Must be 18 years of age or over 2. A U.S. citizen 3. Be a resident of Nevada for 30 days preceding any election 4. Cannot be convicted of certain felonies unless civil rights have been restored
(Ask your County Clerk or Registrar for more information) 5. Cannot be declared by a court to be mentally incompetent
In order to vote, you must first register. Simply fill out a voter registration application form. Application forms can be completes and submitted online, a Nevada issued ID is required. Ifyou are submitting your voter registration form by mail and are registering for the first time in Nevada, verification of your identification and residency is required in order to avoid the additional identification requirements upon voting for
the first time. Voter registration applicationsare available at the following locations:
· (Business to insert contact info of staff member in charge of voter registration forms) · Online at www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov · Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles · County Clerk/Registrar of Voters’ Office
· Secretary of State’s Office · Any City Clerk’s Office · United States Post Offices · Political party offices
· Voter Registration Agencies
Submit your application online or return via mail or in person to:
· Your County Clerk or Registrar of Voters’ Office · Your City Clerk’s Office
You will need to submit a new voter registration form if you have changed your physical address, your name or your party affiliation.
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General Election Online & Mail in - October 6, 2012 In Person - October 16, 2012 Election Day - November 6, 2012
If you are a first-time voter, you may need to provide a copy of an acceptable form of identification with your Absent Ballot Request Form in order to vote via absent ballot. Acceptable forms of identification include:
Forms of ID may include:
a. Current Nevada Drivers’ License*;
b. Current Nevada State Identification Card*;
c. Current and valid identification card issued by a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States;
d. A current and valid identification card issued by a sheriff of a Nevada county to an employee as a condition of his employment by certain business enterprises;
e. A current and valid identification card issued by an agency of the State of Nevada or political subdivision thereof or the United States, including, without limitation, a public school, college or university;
f. A current and valid student identification card from an accredited private school, college or university;
g. A current and valid United States passport; h. A current and valid insurance plan identification card which the county clerk determines,
in his discretion, to be a reliable indication of the true name and identity of the person;
i. A current and valid tribal identification card;
j. A current and valid employee identification card which the county clerk determines, in his discretion, to be a reliable indication of the true name and identity of the person; or
k. Any other official article which the county clerk determines, in his discretion, to be a reliable indication of the true name and identity of the person, including, without limitation, an expired article listed in paragraphs (a) to (j), inclusive, if that article has been expired for 30 calendar days or less and is otherwise valid.
* Provide one of these forms of ID for online registration.
For more information go to www.lvchamber.com