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LWVN Election 2020 Update: What’s next?

Voters can drop-off mail-in ballots on Monday, Nov. 2nd, 2020, at their county’s election department.  You can find your county’s election department here:

https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/voters/county-clerk-contact-information

We’ve added information about the Ballottax process for notifying voters of their mail-in ballot’s status to the Election Update page: https://lwvnvblog.org/updates-2020-general-election/

Election Results timeline:

The county clerks and registrars will report the number of verified votes cast and counted by the end of voting on Election Day. The end of voting will be when all counties have reported that all voters standing in line at all polling location have voted.

These results are only preliminary.

According to the law our legislature passed in August to manage this election’s processes, AB4, the county election departments will have 9 days after Election Day to reach out to voters who need to fix their mail-in ballots and to count all mail-in ballots mailed or dropped of by Election Day.

As votes are verified and counted each day after Election Day the county election departments may update their new preliminary vote totals. The final election results must be announced by November 16th, per AB4.

Upcoming LWVN Events: Week of October 26, 2020

We have one more week of early voting; the last day is October 30th. Election Day is November 3rd. You can find each county’s vote center locations in your Sample Ballot. We have all your candidate and ballot question research covered on our blog: https://lwvnvblog.org/

Our last Judicial Candidates Open House is 10/30, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm. We are ending where we started with a discussion of whether election is the best way to put judges on the bench. You can join us by RSVP’ing here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/judicial-candidates-the-courts-open-house/

Our last Education Candidates Open House is 10/31, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm. We are ending with a discussion of what skills every student needs to be successful. You can join us by RSVP’ing here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/education-candidates-open-house/

LWVN Upcoming Election Events

Join the League of Women Voters of Nevada for our election events the week of October 19th and visit our blog if you are doing research to fill out your ballot.

https://lwvnvblog.org/

Friday, October 23rd, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm: Judicial Candidates Open House

We’ll meet the candidates and then chat about the endorsement process. Is it an appropriate process for determining who we place on the bench? RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/judicial-candidates-the-courts-open-house/

Saturday, October 24th, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm: Education Candidates Open House

We’ll meet the candidates and then chat about strategies to create and sustain partnerships between our business and education communities. RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/education-candidates-open-house/

Upcoming LWVN Election Events: Week of October 12, 2020.

League Supporters,

Here are events League supporters may find helpful for the week of October 12th:

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada is hosting candidate and ballot question forums all this week.  You can review the schedule of events and information on watching at http://lwvnn.org/

I will be moderating the forum with Mark Amodei and Patricia Ackerman on Friday, October 16th, so we will not have a Judicial Candidates Open House this week.  We’ll be back on schedule on October 23rd.

October 17th is the kick off of in-person early voting.  You can see all the early voting sites in your Sample Ballot or at https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/vote  All in-person voting sites are also mail-in ballot drop off sites.

If you plan to vote through your mail-in ballot, you can see the completion instructions in the Sample Ballot or you can view video instructions for completing your ballot at https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/vote

If you need help researching the candidates and ballot questions, our LWVN blog is bursting at the seams with important candidate and ballot question information: https://lwvnvblog.org/

On the 17th, at 2 pm, LWVN is hosting a candidate forum for the higher education Regent races, during which we will discuss higher education governance and Ballot Question One.  You can RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/higher-education-in-nevada-meet-the-regent-candidates/

And at 6 pm, via Zoom, on October 17th, we are continuing our Education Candidates Open Houses.  This week you can meet the candidates and join in a discussion of ways to boost parental engagement in the education system.  You can RSVP at https://actionnetwork.org/events/education-candidates-open-house/

If you have any questions about these events or the election, please reach out,

Sondra

Upcoming LWVN Election Events: RSVP to Join us!

League of Women Voters of Nevada is offering opportunities to meet candidates & hear about ballot questions at upcoming events.  RSVP today to get ready to vote.

Tonight, 10/9: Judicial Candidates Open House, via Zoom, 6-7:30, meet the candidates and join a discussion of how we fund our courts.  There is a difference between funding the courts & funding a justice system.  RSVP:

https://actionnetwork.org/events/judicial-candidates-the-courts-open-house/

Tomorrow, 10/10: Education Candidates Open House, via Zoom, 6-7:30, meet the candidates and join in a discussion of issues such as equity, mental health, accountability, and distance learning.  RSVP:

https://actionnetwork.org/events/education-candidates-open-house/

Saturday, 10/17: Meet the Regent Candidates and join in a discussion of higher education governance & Ballot Question One.  RSVP:

https://actionnetwork.org/events/higher-education-in-nevada-meet-the-regent-candidates/

 

Election 2020 Update: Week of October 5, 2020

League Supporters,

This week’s update is a mid-week, but it is just as important!  First, the date mail-in ballots will go out to Clark County voters is now October 10th

If you plan to vote with your mail-in ballot, I recommend signing up for the free ballot track program offered through the Secretary of State’s Office. Sign up to either receive an email or text message when your ballot is mailed to you, when it arrives back in the election department, and when your ballot is counted.  You can sign up here: https://nevada.ballottrax.net/voter/

If you have not received your Sample Ballot yet, please log into this webpage and then click on the Sample Ballot tab. You can download your PDF Sample Ballot and start researching your candidates today. https://www.nvsos.gov/votersearch/

The League of Women Voters of Nevada has all the information you need to research the candidates compiled on our blog: https://lwvnvblog.org/ 

We have a video voter guide, recordings of conversations with the education candidates, recordings of open houses with the judicial and education candidates, and a guide to voter guides and organization endorsements.

This Friday, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm, join us for our weekly Judicial Candidates Open House to meet the candidates and engage in a discussion about how we fund our courts and support our judges. RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/judicial-candidates-the-courts-open-house/

On Saturday we will meet with the education candidates, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm, to wrap-up our three-session Open House series.  We are covering a wide range of topics, from education equity to assessment and accountability. RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/education-candidates-open-house/

Lastly, this election we need every voter to reach out to family and friends to help them make a plan to vote early and safely.  Each one of us can be a change-maker by ensuring every eligible voter can cast a ballot and have that ballot count.

https://lwvnvblog.org/make-a-plan-to-vote/

 

 

 

 

Election 2020 Update: October 1, 2020

Here is the latest information from the Clark County Election Department:

October 6th is the last day for a voter to register or update their registration record through the mail or DMV.  After this date, the voter will need a Nevada DMV Driver’s License or ID to register online or in person.  NEW RESIDENTS – Please make sure you register by October 6th if you do not have a Nevada ID or Driver’s License.

 For continuous updates please visit our website at www.clarkcountynv.gov/vote.   

View the Election Town Hall video hosted by our Registrar of Voters, Joseph P. Gloria:  https://youtu.be/hRc-CXjnKbM  

View the video on how to vote and mail your mail ballot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvQXcZxn_fM.  

SAMPLE BALLOTS – We have begun mailing the sample ballots!  All active voters will receive a sample ballot in the mail soon.

E-SAMPLE BALLOTS – All active voters that elected to receive an e-sample ballot should have already received it in their email. 

REGISTER TO VOTE OR UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION BEFORE 5:30pm on OCTOBER 6, 2020 – You can register or update your registration online at www.RegistertoVoteNV.gov or mail in an application.  You can visit us at our Election Center location at 965 Trade Drive, Suite A, North Las Vegas, NV 89030 from Monday through Thursday; 7:30am to 5:30pm. 

MAIL BALLOTS & INFORMATIONAL SUPPLEMENT – We will begin to mail out the mail ballots and supplement to all active voters on October 7, 2020.  If you wish to vote by mail and you do not receive it by October 17th, please contact us as 702-455-8683 or 702-455-6552.

MAIL BALLOT DROP OFF SITES – Although we will be using voting machines at our Early Voting and Election Day locations, we encourage voters to vote by mail with the prepaid envelope we supplied or turn in their voted mail ballot in person at any Early Voting site, Election Day site, or directly to our Election Center Office.  See attached listing for more details.

LAST DAY OF ONLINE REGISTRATION – October 15th is the last day for a voter to register or update their registration record online at www.RegistertoVoteNV.gov.  Must have NV ID or Driver’s License.

EARLY VOTING – begins 10/17-10/30/2020; all Early Voting sites are mail ballot drop off site also.  EARLY VOTING BROCHURES are available for those that would like to hand them out during your outreach events.  Please contact Julie Chapman at 702-455-6632 to make the arrangements to pick up the quantities you need.

ELECTION DAY – November 3, 2020; see attached listing of over 100 Vote Center locations.  All Election Day sites are mail ballot drop off sites also.  Election Day Location/Map brochures will be available soon, but let Julie Chapman know if you would like to pick up any for your events.

League Updates: Week of September 28, 2020

League Supporters,

Here are all your League events for the week of September 28, 2020.

Sample ballots are arriving in mailboxes, so now it is time to Make a Plan to Vote! You can review the League’s “Make a Plan to Vote” Guide here: https://lwvnvblog.org/make-a-plan-to-vote/

With an unpredictable virus still disrupting our lives, please try to vote early, if you can.

This Friday’s Judicial Candidates Open House is featuring a presentation by Venicia Considine, Community Relations Director of the Legal Aid Center.  You can RSVP here to receive the Zoom link:

https://actionnetwork.org/events/judicial-candidates-the-courts-open-house/

You can view the Judicial Candidates Open House recordings on our blog: https://lwvnvblog.org/judicial-candidates-open-house-recordings/

We are also now offering Education Candidates Open Houses on Saturday evenings.  This upcoming Saturday we will be discussing opportunities for change due to the pandemic conditions.  You can RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/education-candidates-open-house/

You can view last week’s Education Candidates Open House on our blog here: https://lwvnvblog.org/education-candidates-open-house-recordings/

We have recorded conversations with many of the education candidates here: https://lwvnvblog.org/edconvo/

On Saturday, October 3rd, via Zoom, 9-10:30 am, please join us for our Continuing Conversations: Allyship to Action Series.  This second event is focused on creating an Equity Advocacy Agenda, facilitated by Leisa Moseley.  You can RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/allyship-to-action/

Lastly, mail-in ballots will arrive soon and early voting begins on October 17th, so LWV of Nevada will be running a Google Voice help number to answer questions about the election process.  If you are willing to volunteer to answer questions, please email me at

sondra.cosgrove@gmail.com.

Please stay safe and help our community stay safe too.

Important DMV Press Release

Contacts Kevin Malone Sean Sever Telephone (702) 486-1311(775) 684-4562Cell (702) 499-4278(775) 720-1427Email kmalone@dmv.nv.gov
ssever@dmv.nv.gov Website dmvnv.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2020
Nevada Driver’s License/ID Card Renewals Now Available Online
Thousands are eligible for a new online service delivered ahead of schedule
CARSON CITY – Most Nevadans with driver’s licenses or identifications cards that expired during the COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible to renew online at the Nevada DMV’s website, dmvnv.com. “As many as 75,000 Nevadans can use this service right now,” said DMV Director Julie Butler.  “Enabling drivers to skip the trip to the DMV not only helps them, it will help the DMV serve those who need car registrations or other services much more quickly.”Butler emphasized that drivers who renew online should cancel their office visit after they renew.  “It’s crucial to cancel your appointment.


It will make these new services a win-win for everyone,” she said. Most drivers age 16 to 70, and ID card holders of all ages, can take advantage of the new services if their expiration date is March 12, 2020, or later.  Nevadans who qualify can renew online even if they have received a postcard stating that an in-person renewal is required.  Renewed cards will be mailed using the customer’s existing photograph.   Nevadans who received a four-year card at their last renewal will receive an eight-year card if they are under 65 at the time of renewal. Fees are $42.25 for a driver’s license and $22.25 for an ID card.  Late fees are being waived through January 31, 2021.   

Cards that are not eligible include Instruction Permits, Commercial Driver’s Licenses, Driver Authorization Cards and any license or ID with a term of less than four years. Drivers with more than three moving violations since their last renewal also will not qualify. See the DMV website for a full list of qualifications. For drivers 65 and older, a one-year license extension remains in effect to give these Nevadans more time to schedule a DMV office visit.  An extension for all licenses and ID cards remains in effect through November 12. The new services, originally scheduled for mid-October, were placed online ahead of schedule on Monday, September 21. 691 renewals were completed the first day.
The programming was completed by the DMV’s in-house IT staff with no special appropriations or outside contract required. Online license/ID renewals are a permanent addition to DMV online services.  As many as 100,000 Nevadans will be eligible in 2021 and each year thereafter, providing lasting reductions in the number of required DMV office visits throughout the state.  
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Driver’s License Renewal Information
ID Card Renewals
MyDMV
Extension Letter for all Licenses/ID Cards through November 12
Extension Letter for Senior Drivers 65 and Older

New: Mail-In Ballot Tracking Program

New Service to Track and Receive Notifications Regarding Mail Ballots

Post Date:09/22/2020 3:29 AM

Secretary of State Banner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jennifer A. Russell
(775) 684-5793
sospio@sos.nv.gov

(Carson City, NV; September 22, 2020) – Today, the Nevada Secretary of State Elections Division announces a new service that allows voters to track the status of their mail ballot – when it is mailed to them, when it is received by the county, and when it has been counted.  This free service is provided to Nevada voters for the first time through a partnership between the Elections Division and BallotTrax.  As a leader in mail ballot locator and notification systems, BallotTrax already provides ballot tracking services to voters in many other states.

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.

“Due to the significant number of voters we anticipate will vote by mail this election, including many voters who will be casting a mail ballot for the first time, the Elections Division decided to make ballot tracking a priority,” said Wayne Thorley, Deputy Secretary of State for Elections.  “Voters are used to buying something online and then tracking the package from the retail outlet to their doorstep.  We can now offer this same service, and the peace of mind that comes with it, to voters who vote by mail.”

The only information that is required to sign up for ballot tracking is the voter’s first and last name, date of birth, and zip code.  Voters are not required to provide their Social Security number or driver’s license number in order to sign up for ballot tracking.  In addition to signing up for ballot tracking, Nevada voters can always verify the status of their ballot by visiting the Secretary of State’s registered voter services website.

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 4 from the 32nd Special Session of the Nevada Legislature, all active registered voters in Nevada will receive a ballot in the mail for the 2020 general election.  Voters can see the date on which ballots will be mailed to registered voters in their county by visiting the Secretary of State’s website.  Voters who prefer to vote in person rather than vote by mail can do so.  Early voting and Election Day polling locations can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.  Early voting begins on October 17 and runs through October 30.  Election Day is November 3.