Nevada Voting Rights Restoration

Misdemeanor convictions in Nevada

Can prisoners vote in jail? Generally, yes.

You do not lose the right to vote if you are convicted of a misdemeanor in Nevada. If you are incarcerated for a misdemeanor you should check voter registration status, register to vote if necessary, and request an absentee ballot from office administrators at your complex.

You can vote while awaiting trial for any charge, even if incarcerated, as long as you have not lost your right to vote due to a prior conviction.

Felony conviction in Nevada

Can felons vote in Nevada?

You lose the right to vote while incarcerated if you are convicted of a felony. Once you are released, your voting rights are restored.  There is no waiting period or action required.

Next steps for restoring voting rights in Nevada

Once your incarceration period is completed, you are automatically registered to vote, even if you are on parole or probation. There is no waiting period or action required.

In all states, it's a felony to vote if your voting rights are currently revoked. If you are uncertain about your status from the information provided on this page, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE for more information.



For help with:

  • Registering to vote
  • Requesting an absentee ballot
  • Requesting a mail-in ballot


For help with finding your Election Official.