Unlocking the Vote in Nevada

An initiative of the EP Jail & Post-Release Voting Working Group and Nevada partners

Prisoners Legal Advocacy Network
244 5th Avenue, Suite 2517
New York, NY 10001



Election Protection Jail & Post-Release Voting Working Group

The Working Group collaborates with partners and stakeholders to defend and expand the voting rights of presently and formerly incarcerated voters.  

building community

Lots of Ways to Get Involved!

Ladies Paint Night

Meet other system-impacted Nevada voters at one of our events!

Men’s Chess Club

Build community by joining one of our teams!


Help us engage voters by joining our passionate family of volunteers.

We’ll Come To You!

No time for activities? No problem! We host information and voter registration tables throughout the community.

Presently & Formerly Incarcerated Nevada Voters

Important Voting Dates & Deadlines

Impacted Advocates & Allies Lobby For Reform

Impacted advocates and allies lobbied for legislative reforms to increase incarcerated voters' access to the ballot and re-enfranchise formerly incarcerated Nevada citizens who are on probation or parole.

2019: Nevada Lawmakers Passed AB431

Assembly Bill 431 restored the voting rights of Nevadans who were convicted of a criminal offense but are not currently incarcerated. NEVADANS' RIGHT TO VOTE IS IMMEDIATELY RESTORED WHEN THEY RELEASE FROM PRISON, EVEN IF THEY ARE ON PROBATION OR PAROLE.

2023: Nevada Lawmakers Passed AB286

Assembly Bill 286
requires local jails to create processes to allow those in local jails to vote. People detained in jails are either being held pre-trial or serving a misdemeanor sentence and have not lost their constitutional right to vote. The ACLU of Nevada has assessed whether jails are in compliance with the bill and worked with lawmakers and other advocates to hold facilities accountable to the Bill’s requirements.

Registering to Vote in Nevada

Although Nevada has online and same-day registration for people in the outside community, eligible incarcerated Nevada voters who are registering to vote by mail should allow extra time for processing of their paper registration form. Voters who have recently released from prison may need to re-register.

Redirecting Your Ballot If Incarcerated

Eligible Nevada voters who are incarcerated in a jail that does not have in-person voting may need to submit a Mail Ballot Request Form to inform the Secretary of State of the facility address to which their ballot should be mailed. This form should be completed as soon as possible to allow time for processing and mailing of the paper ballot.

2024 General Election Voting Period

Nevada’s early voting dates for the 2024 General Election are Saturday, October 19, 2024 through Friday, November 1, 2024. Election Day is Tuesday, November 5, 2024. If you are a presently or formerly incarcerated voter who has questions about where or how to vote in Nevada, call the Rights Restoration Hotline at 877-431-1601!


Latest News & Updates

National Voter Registration Day Sidewalk Party!

Silver State Voices
September 20, 2024

Uncaged Voices and Silver State Voices are co-hosting a National Voter Registration Day Sidewalk Party from 12pm to 4pm on Tuesday, September 20th on Bonanza Road in Las Vegas.  For more information, call the Rights Restoration Hotline: 877-431-1601.


CNN Features Nevada Partners In Jail Voting Reporting

June 12, 2024

CNN interviewed Silver State Voices and ACLU of Nevada partners in reporting about jail voting in a Las Vegas jail. The article and video can be accessed here: https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/12/politics/felons-inmates-voting-what-matters/index.html


ACLU of Nevada Advocates for AB 286 Compliance

ACLU of nevada
May 30, 2024

The ACLU of Nevada has been working with local governments throughout Nevada to implement policies to give eligible voters detained in these facilities streamlined access to the ballot box.  See: https://www.aclunv.org/en/press-releases/aclu-nevada-champions-voting-rights-access-voters-county-jails