Updates: 2020 General Election

League of Women Voters of Nevada will be posting updates for the 2020 General Election and mail-in voting on this page.

You can drop off your mail-in ballots on Monday, November 2, 2020, at your county’s Election Department.  You can find your county’s Election Department information here: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/county-clerk-contact-information

Update on Ballottrax notification:

When your county’s election department receives your ballot, you will receive a message, either through email or text message based on your preference set when you created your Ballottrax account.  If you log into your Ballottrax account you will see this:


Notice that the message states that you will be notified once the election has been finalized, so once all voting has ended on Election Day.

Notice on this voting history report that even though I sent my mail-in ballot in for the primary in the first week of May, my ballot was recorded as counted on Election day, 6/9.


So, do not worry if you have not received notification that your ballot has been counted.  If you do not receive notification that your mail-in ballot has been counted by November 4th, please contact your county’s Election Department.

County Election Department information is included below.

Please see your Sample Ballot for instructions on completing your mail-in ballot.

You will see this on your mail-in ballot envelope’s lip.  You are not required to complete this part of your envelope.  The required signature line, is on the body of the mail-in ballot envelope.



You can see all voter registration and voting dates below:


The Secretary of State’s Office is now offering this new mail-in ballot tracking program.  It will notify you when your ballot is mailed to you and when it is received and counted:


Please watch this video of Clark County Registrar of Voters, Joe Gloria, explaining the voting process: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=334716017967134&extid=BAQ0NpINIhMkl5Fi

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada hosted a Zoom meeting with Deanna Spikula on “How Safe is My Vote?” You can watch the meeting here:

I was able to touch base with Joe Gloria on the process of reporting election returns. On November 3rd, after every vote has been cast and all poll sites are closed, the Clark County Election Department will release early voting and election day unofficial results for all verified votes.
After that, the Election Department will begin releasing new unofficial vote totals as provisional ballots, cured ballots, and mail-in ballots that arrive after election day are verified and entered into the system. Depending on how many votes are in this second category, it may be November 6th before these votes begin to be added to the unofficial total. The official vote count will be announced on November 16th.

Clark County Election Department Updates:

Washoe County Election Department Updates:

Click here to view all early voting & ballot drop off sites for Washoe County:

Polling and Dropbox locations

Voter Registration and Elections Information

Our Secretary of State’s Office created a processes, facts, and myths page that includes a PDF handout of Facts & Myths: 2020 General Election: Processes, Facts, & Myths

If you cannot find the information you need on this blog page, please email: AskLWVNV@gmail.com

Here is the text of the new law, Assembly Bill 4:


You can register to vote or update your current registration here:


Nevada has restored voting rights for the formerly incarcerated, click here to read more

Here is a general election explainer:

2020 General Election Explainer PDF

2020 General Election Explainer

Here is detailed research on the security of mail-in voting:

Security of Mail-in_ballots

Here are three Washoe County specific explainers and voting plans, thanks to Indivisible Northern Nevada for these resources:

Washoe County Election Instructions INNV

My Voting Plan from INNV

Mi Plan para Votar de INNV

Here is an interview with Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria about the election process:

Zoom Interview with Joe Gloria

Here is a presentation by Deputy Sec. of State for Elections Wayne Thorley at the Advisory Committee for Participatory Democracy:


Here is a social media post with the basic general election processes:


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Here is the latest Clark County Election Department’s website and newsletter:


CC Election Department Newsletter PDF

Carson City Election Department:


Churchill Election Department: https://www.churchillcounty.org/115/Elections 

Douglas Election Department:  https://cltr.douglasnv.us/elections/

Elko County Election Department



Esmeralda https://www.accessesmeralda.com/elections/index.php

Eureka http://www.co.eureka.nv.us/clerk/elect00.htm

Humboldt     https://www.hcnv.us/317/Elections





Lyon  https://www.lyon-county.org/801/Elections

Mineral    http://mineral.nv.gov/


Nye http://www.nyecounty.net/236/Elections

General election info:  https://www.nyecounty.net/DocumentCenter/View/37090/Notice-of-General-Election-2020

Nye elected offices: https://www.nyecounty.net/DocumentCenter/View/34268/List-of-Elected-Offices-2019

Pershing https://www.pershingcountynv.gov/government/clerk-treasurer/elections.php

Storey  http://www.storeycounty.org/208/Election-Information

2020 Elections Guide (posts 2/2020): http://www.storeycounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/18328/2020-Election-Guide

Washoe https://www.washoecounty.us/voters/

White Pine http://www.whitepinecounty.net/162/Elections

Nevada Secretary of State’s Website: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections

Check the status of your mail-in ballot here: https://www.nvsos.gov/votersearch/

If you cannot find the information you need, please email: AskLWVNV@gmail.com

Here are videos showing how to mark your ballot and how to return your ballot:

How to mark your mail-in ballot in English and en Espanol

How to return your mail-in ballot in English and en Espanol

Here are examples of the ballot envelope, the ballot, and the return envelope.

This is the envelope that will arrive with the ballot and return envelope enclosed.

Arrival Envelope PDF

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Here is an example ballot.

Sample Ballot PDF

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Here is an example of the return envelope.

Return Envelope PDF

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You can donate to League here and find your local League to join: http://www.lwvnv.org/

You can learn more about LWV here: https://www.lwv.org/about-us