2020 General Election FAQ’s


Can I check to see if I am registered to vote? 
You can register, view, update or cancel your existing voter registration at www.registertovotenv.gov 

Where can I register to vote? 
You can register to vote in person at Fernley City Hall must bring proof of residence (ID with your current Fernley address or ID and utility bill if recently relocated), you can mail your completed voter registration to Lyon County Clerk 27 South Main Street, Yerington NV 89447, before October 6, 2020. Or you can register online at www.registertovotenv.gov before October 29, 2020

What is the last day to register to vote?
Last day to register in person is October 6, 2020. Mailed in voter registrations must be postmarked by October 6, 2020. Last day to register on line is October 29, 2020.

Can I register and vote on the same day? 
Same-Day Voter Registration in Nevada permits one to register to vote on Election Day. Nevada voters can register to vote or update existing voter registration information in person at the polling place (*for Lyon County residents this can only be done with the Lyon Clerkeither during early voting or on Election Day. Same-Day-Registrants are required to present a Nevada Driver's License to register.

I didn’t vote at the last election, do I have to re-register?
If you did not vote in the last election, and you did not return a postcard mailed to you pursuant to NRS 293.530, your voter registration will be put into inactive status. "Inactive Voter" status includes any voter for whom a county has received: 1) a returned residency confirmation mailing without a forwarding address within the same county, or 2) information obtained through the United States Postal Service National Change of Address (NCOA) database indicating that a voter has moved outside the county. An inactive voter is eligible to vote so long as they have met all other legal requirements to vote. If you do not vote in two consecutive federal elections, your local County Clerk/Registrar of Voters office must CANCEL your registration, pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). If your voter registration is cancelled, you must re-register to vote. You can check your voter information anytime online at My Voter File.

Can I vote in person?
Yes, Nevada allows for in-person voting for the 2020 election.

Where can I vote?
There will be 3 main polling locations for Lyon County residents in Yerington, Dayton and Fernley.

When and where can I vote in Fernley?
Early voting and election day voting will take place at Fernley City Hall. Early voting will be October 17-29; 8am-5pm on weekdays and 10am-2pm on Saturdays (there is no early voting on Sundays). Election day – November 3, the polls will be open 7am-7pm.

Will I be required to show ID at the poll?
If a person’s name appears in the election board register or if the person provides an affirmation pursuant to statute, the person is entitled to vote and must sign his or her name in the election board register when he or she appears at the polling place to vote. The signature must be compared by an election board officer with the signature or a facsimile on the person’s original application to register to vote or one of the following forms of identification:

(a) The card issued to the voter at the time he or she registered to vote;
(b) A driver’s license;
(c) An identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles;
(d) A military identification card; or
(e) Any other form of identification issued by a governmental agency which contains the voter’s signature and physical description or picture.

Can I vote more than once?
There are multiple safeguards in place, no matter which voting method is used, to prevent a person to vote more than once in the same election. Voters should not try to confirm the status of their mail ballot by attempting to vote in person after they have already voted by mail.  Attempting to vote more than once in the same election is a serious crime that carries a penalty of up to 4 years in prison.   

Do I need to request a ballot?
No, all active registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail. If you need an absentee ballot to be mailed to an alternate address please contact Lyon Clerk (775-463-6501). 

When should I expect to receive my ballot in the mail? 
Active registered voters will be mailed sample ballots on September 28, 2020 and election ballots on October 5, 2020.

Can I track my ballot?
In order to sign up for ballot tracking for the 2020 general election, Nevada voters should visit https://nevada.ballottrax.net and register for the service, which is free.  Once registered, voters can select how they want to receive ballot tracking alerts:  text message, email, or voice call.  Voters can also set the hours during which they would like to receive ballot tracking alerts.  To manage preferences, voters can sign in to the website at any time to change their selected notification methods, turn off notifications, or modify contact hours.

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