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About Sondra Cosgrove

President League of Women Voters of Nevada

Election 2018 Washoe County, NV: Everything you need to know to vote!

A message from the Washoe County Registrar of Voters: 


CLICK HERE FOR EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULE – Early Voting Begins October 20, 2018 and runs through November 2, 2018


NEW FOR 2018 – Voting has now become even more convenient in Washoe County!

You can now vote at ANY polling location on election day, just like early voting, regardless of your assigned polling place.

Always remember to bring your sample ballot with you when you go to the polls.  It speeds up the

check in process and makes voting faster for you and everyone else! 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE RTC FREE RIDES TO THE POLLS, CLICK HERE.  Please check ahead as not all polling locations are served by transit.

Electronic Sample Ballots

Would you prefer to “opt-out” of receiving a paper copy of your Sample Ballot through the mail? Now you can. See the form that officially opts you out.

NOTE: This is not a request for an absentee ballot and will NOT be honored as a request for an absentee ballot. If you are interested, see information on absentee voting

Election 2018 Clark County, NV: Everything you need to know to vote!

A message from the Clark County Election Department:

Good morning!

Thank you for all your support in recruiting poll workers for the 2018 General Election.  We now only need a few more bilingual workers for Spanish and Tagalog speakers for Early Voting and Election Day.  If you know anyone interested in supporting their community, please have them call 702-455-2815. 


As of this morning, we have 1,077,778 active registered voters in Clark County.  This information is updated hourly and can be found on our website  In the 2014 General Election, there were 822,922 active registered voters and a total of 341,354 registered voters that voted in the election (41.48%). 

Upcoming Deadlines for the 2018 General are listed below:

October 10-16, 2018
Extended In-Office and Online Registration (7 Days):You may register to vote or update your existing registration ONLY by the following means: (1) In-person at the Election Department offices; or (2) On the Secretary of State’s website.
(NRS 293.560(1)(a)(2))


Hours at both Election Department offices for extended, in-person registration will be:

  • Oct. 10-12, Wednesday-Friday: 8am-5pm
  • Oct. 13, Saturday: 8am-7pm
  • Oct. 14, Sunday:   8am-7pm
  • Oct. 15, Monday:   8am-9pm
  • Oct. 16, Tuesday:  8am-9pm          
​October 17-18, 2018
Extended Online Registration (2 Days): You may register to vote or update your existing registration ONLY on the Secretary of State’s website

The Election Department is NOT legally required to send you a sample ballot for the current election if you register or update your address during these two days.
(NRS 293.560(1)(a)(3) and NRS 293.565(7))

October 20-November 2, 2018
Early Voting (14 Days): Any voter registered in Clark County may vote at any early voting site within the County. Hours and days vary by location.
(NRS 293.3568)
October 30, 2018
Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
Mail/Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Last day for the Election Department to RECEIVE WRITTEN mail ballot requests.
(NRS 293.315) Voters with disabilities or who are 65 years of age or older may now ​make a special request to permanently and automatically receive mail/absentee ballots, instead of submitting a request each calendar year like everyone else.More Information

Vote 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day at any Vote Center (location list attached) of your choice in Clark County,
all voters registered in Clark County

Candidates who receive the most votes in a General Election are elected to office. You may vote for all offices and questions on the ballot for your precinct, regardless of your party affiliation. A General Election must be held throughout the State on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in each even-numbered year. (NRS 293.12755)

 Sample Ballots and E-Sample Ballots

Easier and Faster Voting

Sample Ballots are being mailed prior to the first day of Early Voting, October 20, 2018.  Voting will be EASIER for you and FASTER for everyone if you study, mark, and bring your sample ballot with you when you vote. Do not wait until you are in the voting booth to review the information. Per NRS 293.565 (7), if a person registers to vote less than 20 days before the date of an election, the county clerk is not required to distribute to the person the sample ballot for that election by mail or electronic means.

Go Green with Electronic Sample Ballots
E-sample ballots were emailed and a sample of your ballot is available online through “Registered Voter Services”.  


Ballot Questions

Ballot questions for the 2018 General Election are now available on our website at  Ballot question language (explanations and arguments) will be included in the sample ballots and the e-sample ballot email in a separate link.  The full-text measure will be included on our website at   

If you have any questions regarding this information, please feel free in contacting me or any other Administrative staff member at (702) 455-2944.


Thank you and have a great day!

Lorena S. Portillo

Assistant Registrar of Voters

Clark County Election Department

Administration Division

965 Trade Drive, Suite A

North Las Vegas, NV 89030

Office:  (702) 455-0136

Fax:     (702) 455-2793

Sept. 18, 2018 LWVSN Update

League supporters!

Thank you to everyone who attended our fall kickoff meeting on September 15th

It was standing room only and the energy in the room was crackling.  We owe a big thank you to Meredith Levine from the Guinn Center for the fabulous presentation on all six ballot questions and we are grateful for pro and con representatives for questions 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 who participated.

If you weren’t able to make the meeting, one of our new members (Pam Johansen) taped the Guinn Center presentation and we’ve loaded it onto our League of Women Voters of Southern Nevada Facebook page:

You can read the official ballot questions, pro and con arguments, and any fiscal notes here:

As we enter the last month before early voting starts (early voting starts Oct. 20th), here are some upcoming events we believe might be of interest to our members:   

Michelle Obama will be in Las Vegas on Sunday, September 23rd, 4 to 6 pm, Chaparral High School, 3850 Annie Oakley Dr, Las Vegas, NV, 89121, for a When We All Vote Rally.  If you’d like to attend, you can check- in here:

The College of Southern Nevada Women’s Alliance is hosting a When Women Run! event on September 25th at the North Las Vegas Campus 6 to 7:30 pm, Building A Room 1772.

At this event, Senators Pat Spearman and Patricia Farley will be discussing their experiences running for and holding office.  If you know anyone interested in running for office, please bring them along.  You can RSVP here: 

The Nuns on the Bus Tax Justice Tour will be stopping in Las Vegas on October 9th at 6:30 pm, more information here:  

October 20th will be our League of Women Voters Community meeting on helping legislators pass laws.  With term limits, it is becoming more and more important for citizen advocates to help legislators with research that addresses big problems and advances social welfare.  We will be highlighting examples of League members who have successfully advanced bill draft requests to legislative bills.

Right after the meeting, we can caravan up to the Clark County Government Center to cast our ballots on the first day of early voting at the NOW & March to the Polls event!  Please see the attached flyer and check-in here if you’re interested:

The in-person voter registration deadline is October 9th and the online voter registration deadline is October 18th, so please help all your friends and family register to vote now.  You can register to vote, update your voter registration, request an electronic Sample Ballot, and see all the important election dates and polling locations at

 Lastly, the League of Women Voters of Nevada online Voter Guide will be ready on September 24th at