The Storey County Clerk’s Office conducts all elections in Storey County. Following the guidelines set forth in Nevada Revised Statutes, every two years, the Storey County Clerk receives an Election Calendar from the Nevada Secretary of State. Immediately upon receipt of the Certified List of Candidates from the Nevada Secretary of State, the County Clerk publishes a notice of Primary Election.
**KEEPING YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION UP TO DATE IS IMPORTANT!!!!
Link to Nevada Secretary of State
Information for Voter's with Disabilities
Requirements for Registering to Vote
To vote in Storey County, you must be a registered voter of Storey County, Nevada. To register to vote, the following criteria must be met:
1. A U.S. citizen
2. At least 18 years old by Election Day
3. A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to an election
4. Federal law requires first-time voters who register by mail to show proof of identification in order to vote. If you register by mail, you must vote in person the first time.
Where and how to register in Person:
1. You can register to vote in Storey County at the Virginia City Courthouse in the Clerk’s Office. Click here for the address.
2. There are also Deputy Registrars in the Virginia City Highlands, Mark Twain Estates and the Truckee River District. Please contact the Clerk’s Office to locate the nearest registrar.
3. You can register to vote at any full service Nevada State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMVs) or any Clerk’s office in the State of Nevada. Storey County's Satellite DMV services are not authorized to accept voter registrations. However the Storey County Clerk's office can accept voter registrations. Please contact the Clerk's Office.
Mail-in application form - You can complete a mail-in voter application form and return it to the Storey County Clerk's office. The Clerk's office can also mail you an application form upon your request. Click here for contact information.
Online voter registration:
Online voter registration is now available for residents of all Nevada counties. Eligible voters can register to vote and update their voter registration information online, including change of address and party affiliation. A DMV issued Driver's License or ID is required. https://nvsos.gov/sosvoterservices/Registration/step1.aspx
When to re-register:
Your registration is permanent unless you move or change your name. If you move to another Nevada county, you must re-register in that particular county. Additionally, if you have recently changed your name or moved within the county, please contact the Storey County Clerk’s office for a new voter registration form.
You must re-register if you did not vote in the last two General Elections.
You must fill out a new Voter Registration Form if you have had a name change, change of residential address within Storey County, if your mailing address has changed or if you wish to change your party affiliation.
**Please note that updating your DMV or Post Office records WILL NOT update your Voter Registration information.
Military and Overseas Voters – Visit http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=83
Obtaining and Completing an FPCA: The FPCA is available through a variety of sources. You may obtain it from Voting Officers at military bases, U.S. embassies or consulates. It is also available from the Storey County Clerk’s Office and online at the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website ( www.fvap.gov ).
Where to vote:
1. At your "polling place" on Election Day.
Your Registered Voter’s Card will inform you of the precinct in which you’re registered. This is the precinct in which you will vote. Additionally, your polling place will be shown on the mailing label on your Sample Ballot.
You can also contact the Storey County Clerk’s office to find out your polling place.
2. Before Election Day with "Early Voting."
- You can vote from the Saturday 17 days before the election through the Friday before the election. Early voting is held at
Storey County Clerk’s Office is located in Virginia City on “B” Street at the Courthouse, 2nd Floor
Contact the Storey County Clerk’s Office for the dates and times for when you can vote early.
- By Absentee --Any voter can choose to vote at home by mail. You must request an Absentee Ballot in writing as we need your signature to make sure we do not give your ballot to someone else.
- Contact the Storey County Clerk’s office to have an Absentee Ballot Request Card sent to you.
- If you do not have this form, you can also request a mail ballot by writing a letter or postcard to:
Storey County Clerk’s Office
Virginia City, NV 89440
Note: You must send in the request for an Absentee ballot at least 1 week before the election.
- If you are a first-time voter, you cannot vote by mail unless you signed up in person or at the DMV, or are disabled.
Absentee Ballot Request Form – http://nvsos.gov/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2394
After you send in your form, you will receive a ballot in the mail (see sample above). When you vote at home, you can take as long as you want. Your family and friends can help you. Be sure to send your Mail Ballot back so that it is received by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election. Or, on Election Day, you can drop it off at any polling place in your county between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
If you vote by mail, you can't vote at the polls too. Only one vote per person!