Sample Ballot - Preparing to Vote

Deciding who to vote for and how

The Sample Ballot is a document sent to all registered voters to help them prepare for an election. Unlike your mail-in ballot, the sample ballot is a guide only and cannot be used to cast your vote. The ballot that you cast your vote with will be mailed to you separately (unless you have chosen to opt-out of receiving a mail-in ballot).
Your Sample Ballot offers valuable information, including:
  • The three ways you can vote: mail back the actual ballot sent to you, drop off your mail-in ballot at a Vote Center, or vote in person during early voting or on election day.
  • Vote Center locations near you. Gone are the days where you have to vote at a specific location. You can now drop off your ballot or vote in person at any location that is most convenient for you. It also lists Vote Center hours for individuals that need to same-day register or to update their existing record.
  • Instructions and tips on how to mark and return your mail-in ballot or use the voting machines at the Vote Centers.

Your Sample Ballot also includes the offices and candidates that will appear on your actual ballot, and is based on where you live. Please make sure that the Registrar of Voters has your current address by confirming your voter registration status.

Electronic Sample Ballots - Opting Out of Receiving your Sample Ballot by Mail

Help us GO GREEN and save taxpayer dollars in postage by choosing to receive your sample ballot by email instead of through the USPS. Per Nevada law your email address will be kept confidential and may not be given to third parties. To opt out of receiving a mailed sample ballot for the current and future elections, and therefore only access it digitally, please fill out the form below.  
sample ballot mail opt-out form 

Accessing your list of candidates

To access your personalized sample ballot online, which includes your list of candidates, visit our Online Sample Ballot page.

Generic Sample Ballot Instructions (links reflect the current or last Primary and General election cycle)

For guidance on how and where to cast your vote, visit our Voting Options page.