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Nevada County Voting Information

Vote from Home!

It's convenient, easy and private!

Dear Nevada County Voter:

Are you aware that you have the choice to become a Vote By Mail Voter in our county? 

Just click on this website!

Fill out the "vote by mail" application on the website above and return it to the Nevada County Registrar of Voters.  

They will mail you your ballot. 

Once you mail your completed Vote By Mail ballot back to the Registrar of Voters, you can be assured you have cast your vote and it will be counted. 

This alternative is available to all voters in our county.  

It is safe, secure and completely acceptable. Simply complete the "Vote by mail" application found on the website:

Drop it by or send to:

Nevada County Registrar of Voters
950 Maidu Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959

Vote from Home!
It's convenient, easy and private!

And don't forget...

You must re-register to vote by completing a new Voter Registration form if you change your mailing address or residence address. You must also re-register if you change your name

Deadline to Register to Vote: 

To vote in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election, you must be registered to vote.  The deadline to register is May 19, 2014.

Let's just say, it's a good idea to get it done early.

Voting Options: 

Vote by Mail 

Vote-by-Mail begins May 5, 2014. All ballots must be received in the Elections Office or at a Nevada County Polling Place by 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. To request a one-time vote by mail ballot or to become a Permanent vote by mail voter, fill out the Vote by Mail Application and mail it to the Nevada County Elections Office address below. You may also call 530-265-1298 to request to become a vote by mail voter over the phone.

Early Voting

California law allows voters to cast their ballot during the 29 day period preceding an election. For the June 3, 2014 Primary Election early voting begins May 5, 2014. Nevada County has two locations available for early voting:

Nevada County Elections Office

950 Maidu Ave, Ste 250

Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone: 530-265-1298

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm


Truckee Town Hall

10183 Truckee Airport Road

Truckee, CA 96161

Phone: 530-582-7700

Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm


Polling Places

On Election Day, June 3, 2014, polling places will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 


Below are some frequently asked questions about registering to vote:

How to Register to Vote: 

To register to vote, just complete a Voter Registration form and mail it. It is pre-addressed and postage paid. The forms are available from 45 locations in Nevada County, including markets, city halls, post offices, chambers of commerce, libraries, state agencies (DMV, EDD), county offices, and the Elections Office at 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City CA 95959.

They are also available by calling the Elections Office at 265-1298, or toll-free from Lake of the Pines and Truckee within Nevada County at 1-888-395-1298. Or you can request a California Voter Registration Card to be mailed to you. 
An online application for voter registration is also available for your convenience at the Nevada County Registrar website:

Who is Eligible to Register 

Anyone who is a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older on or before the date of the election, a resident of California, not found by a court to be mentally incompetent, and is not in prison, on parole, serving a state prison sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony pursuant to subdivision (h) of Penal Code Section 1170, or on post release community supervision may register to vote.

For more information on the rights of people who have been incarcerated, please see the Secretary of State's Voting Rights for Californians with Criminal Convictions or Detained in Jail or Prison.  

Military and Overseas Voter Registration

Uniformed service members or US citizens outside the country should complete an online application. 

In order to register to vote as a military or overseas voter a person must meet the above eligibility requirements and on of the following:

  • Be in the military or a spouse or dependent of someone in the military or armed services.
  • Be overseas temporarily or by virtue of employment.
  • Be overseas indefinitely.

Who Needs to Register 

You must re-register to vote by completing a new Voter Registration form if you change your mailing address or residence address. You must also re-register if you change your name. 

Deadline to Register to Vote 

A Voter Registration form must be completed, signed, dated and postmarked or delivered no later than 29 days before an election to receive a Voter Information Pamphlet, and other important election information.   Let's just say, you should get it done early!

Voters who register between 29 and 15 days before an election will not receive a Voter Information Pamphlet, but they will receive a postcard notifying them of their polling place. 
Confidential Voter Registration - Safe at Home Program for victims and survivors of domestic violence, ​stalking or sexual assault

This confidential mailing address program run by the Secretary of State's Office has given thousands the room to live and vote again without fear. The program, which provides a free post office box and mail forwarding service, is designed to help victims and survivors of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault to start new lives in peace and to provide added protections to their overall safety plans. 

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