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2018 General Election in Washoe County and Nevada

Learn about the candidates and voting in the 2018 General Election

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The 2018 General Election in Washoe County and Nevada is on Tuesday, November 6. Here is the information you will need to cast your ballot and choose your candidates of choice for numerous offices. Of course, you will need to register to vote if you haven't already done so.

Important Dates for the 2018 General Election in Nevada

  • Voter registration by mail: Postmarked no later than October 9, 2018.
  • Voter registration in-person: Last day is October 16, 2018.
  • Voter registration online: Last day is October 18, 2018 (11:59:59 p.m.).
  • Absent ballot request: Received no later than October 30, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Early voting: October 20 through November 2, 2018.
  • General Election day: November 6, 2018.

Candidates and Offices in the Washoe County 2018 General Election

The Washoe County Registrar of Voters provides a list of offices and candidates that will be voted on by eligible registered voters in the 2018 General Election. There is further information in the form of candidate profiles. Only basic information is provided for those candidates who have chosen not to submit more details.

Some of the hotly contested offices on the ballot are U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate and State Assembly, Governor and State Constitutional Officers, Washoe County Commissioners, Washoe County School Board Trustees, and Reno and Sparks City Councils.

2018 General Election Early Voting

Early voting in Washoe County for the 2018 general election is every day from October 20 through November 2, 2018. Registered voters may cast their ballot at any early voting location during this time frame. On Election Day (Tuesday, November 6, 2018), you can also vote at any designated polling place in Washoe County. For a list of early voting locations and hours of operation, refer to the Washoe County Registrar of Voters.

Results from the 2018 General Election in Nevada

You can get ongoing results on election night from just about any television station and other media sources that report the news. If you don't want the talking heads and endless "analysis," go to "Election Results Information" from the Washoe County Registrar of Voters.

For Nevada statewide election results with lots of details, go to "Election Reporting by Precinct" from the Nevada Secretary of State. There is a link on this page to election results summary, which shows the big picture without every detail.

Free RTC Bus Rides on Election Day

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County will provide free transportation to the community on all transit services on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018. In partnership with the Washoe County Registrar of Voters, the RTC is offering free transit service to everyone to be able to reach polling locations. Please check route and schedule information, as not all polling locations are served by transit.

Nevada holds Closed Primary Elections

In Nevada, two political parties - Democratic and Republican - are considered major parties for the purpose of conducting elections. Nevada primary elections are "closed," which means if you are registered to vote with a party affiliation of either Democratic or Republican, you may vote only for candidates from your own party and you may also vote in nonpartisan contests. Voters registered with any other party affiliation (or none) may vote only in nonpartisan contests. Ballot questions are not voted on in the primary election.

In the general election in November, all voters get to choose from among all candidates who are running for their local, statewide, and federal offices and on ballot measures.

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