Election Process

The Washoe County Registrar of Voters office is dedicated to transparency, accessibility, and accuracy in our elections.  We encourage our Washoe County citizens to learn more about our electoral process and how we operate in this highly regulated environment.

The Life of a Ballot: Ever wonder what happens to your mail-in ballot after it's returned to the Registrar of Voters? This infographic takes you through your ballot's journey from the time it's received to the time your vote is counted and recorded.

Ballot Curing and Signature Verification: Learn more about why a ballot is challenged, how it can be "cured", and why signature verification is so important. 

Electioneering and Campaigning, Political Signs: Information on electioneering laws, and county and city codes regulating campaign and election signage.

Election Integrity and Security: From the certification of our voting systems to internal audits to the chain of custody of our equipment, Washoe County Registar of Voters meets compliance with federal and state laws governing elections.

What is a Closed Election? In Nevada, Federal/State Primary Elections are currently "Closed".  That means if you chose Democratic or Republican as your party on your Voter Registration Application, you may vote only for candidates from your own party and you may also vote in nonpartisan contests.