Voter Education

After you register to vote, here's guidance on next steps as well as election resources and information. 

Election Timeline: Important election dates for the current election.

Sample Ballots-Preparing to Vote: Your sample ballot is the best tool to help you prepare for the election. It includes not only your candidate information, but also Vote Center locations, and helpful tips on the many voting options available to you. We recommend you mark your choices on your sample ballot to make it easier to cast your vote. Please remember that your sample ballot is a guide only and cannot be used to cast your vote.

Voting Options-How and Where to Vote: You have several options to choose from to cast your vote. Send your mail-in ballot from the convenience of your home or if you prefer, drop it off or vote in person at any one of the many Vote Centers throughout Washoe County. We also offer tips on marking, mailing and sending/dropping off your ballot, steps on how to vote in person, how to track your ballot, and information on accessibility and same day registration.

Vote Center Locations: (includes Early Voting and Election Day sites): You may now vote on Election Day at any “Vote Center” throughout Washoe County. You no longer have to go to one specific “assigned” Election Day polling place. Instead, you may choose the most convenient Vote Center for you.

Checking the status of your ballot: There are two ways to check if your mail-in ballot or early voting ballot was received by Washoe County Registrar of Voters. Please remember if you dropped off your ballot in a Vote Center drop box without scanning it first, it cannot be tracked.  

Election Process: Learn how a ballot is processed, what "curing" and "signature verification" are, and what is done to ensure election integrity and security.