Last updated: Sep 25, 2020


The 2020 Nevada PrimaryLast updated: July 10, 2020

Nevada responded to the COVID-19 pandemic decisively by declaring that its June 9, 2020 primary election would be a vote-by-mail election. Announced relatively early in the process, this led to what may have been a record voter turnout for a primary election. Nevada, however, still faced many challenges to implementing widespread use of the vote-by-mail system. Over 10,000 ballots were rejected due to defects such as incorrect signatures, multiple ballots in a single return envelope, and ballots being postmarked after the deadline. Further, the corresponding reduction in the number of polling locations led to long lines for those choosing to vote in person. The results from the primary election show that Nevada still has many challenges to overcome in order to ensure that its citizens have ready access to the voting process, despite being amenable to a vote-by-mail election.

Latest Updates:

  • 9/23/20 - Ballot Tracking System: The Nevada Secretary of State announced that the state will use BallotTrax to allow voters to track the status of their mail ballots.

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