Curing Your Ballot for the 2022 Primary
Voting by mail in Nevada is fast and easy, and you can do it from the comfort of your home! If you choose to vote this way and live in the following counties, you can track the status of your mail-in ballot:
- Clark County: https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/government/departments/elections/voter_services.php
- Washoe County: https://www.washoecounty.gov/voters/registration/checkmyvoterregistration/voter-registration.php
- Rural Counties, call your clerk: https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/county-clerk-contact-information
Mail-in Ballot Signature Verification:
Nevada runs safe and secure elections. Everyone who casts a mail-in ballot will have their signature verified either electronically, manually, or both. If your signature is missing or does not match county records, you will be contacted by your county’s elections department. Having to verify your signature is known as “curing” or “fixing” your ballot.
What should you know if your signature needs curing?
- First, the Election Department will contact you based on the information they have on file. They may send you a notification letter or postcard.
- Curing means that you need to verify your signature either because you forgot to sign or it does not match county records.
- During the curing process, you will be asked questions to confirm your identity and confirm that you filled out and returned your ballot.
- Once the Election Department obtains verification, then the ballot is processed and counted.
- If the Elections Department cannot confirm your information, then that vote is not processed or counted toward the final results of the election.
- If you receive notification from the Elections Department you have until Monday, June 20th, 2022 before 5:00 pm to cure your ballot. Don’t wait, make sure that you follow the steps given by your Elections Department to ensure your vote counts!
Clark County ONLY:
Only voters who used the vote by mail system will need to cure their ballot. How do you “cure” your ballot? Don’t worry, we recommend three options.
- Call the Clark County Elections Department at (702) 455-6652 and tell them you want to cure your ballot over the phone. You will need to provide the following information when you speak to the election worker:
- Last four digits of your social security number, place of birth, and date of birth.
- Complete and sign the signature cure affidavit on the back of your notification letter. Return the completed and signed affidavit via mail using the pre-paid envelope or by email.
- For option two you must provide a copy of an acceptable ID form. For more information visit the Nevada Secretary of State Website FAQ and click on What are acceptable forms of ID?
Examples of acceptable forms include:
- Nevada driver’s license
- Issued ID card by Nevada DMV
- A valid tribal ID, issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership.
- A valid U.S Passport
- If you decide to mail your notification letter, an envelope with postage is already provided. It should be mailed to Clark County Election Department, P.O. Box 3910, Las Vegas, NV 89127.
- If you decide to email it, make sure you send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text Nevada to 28683 and follow the secure link instructions.
More Information Here:
Washoe County, p. 12: https://www.washoecounty.gov/voters/files/WC-ROV-SampleBallot_english.pdf