Nevada’s primary election turnout reaches 18.2 percent

Area residents participate in the last day of early voting for the 2022 primaries at Meadows Ma ...

As voters prepare to head to the polls Tuesday, 18.2 percent have already cast ballots in Nevada, according to figures compiled by the secretary of state’s office.

More than 331,000 people voted early or by mail as of Friday, the final day of early voting, figures show. More than 102,000 chose to vote early in person, while another more than 228,000 opted to vote by mail.

Turnout in two of Nevada’s largest counties was sedate: In Clark County, it was 15.2 percent as of Friday, and in Washoe, it was 18.6 percent.

Figures show Republicans favor in person early voting by a large margin over Democrats, while Democrats prefer voting using mail-in ballots.

The busiest days for early voting were the final two: On Thursday, more than 10,300 early votes were cast, and on Friday, nearly 17,800 votes were cast.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Nevada on Tuesday, the final day to participate in the primary election. Here are a few last-minute reminders before casting your vote:

— You can vote at any of the 125 voting centers in the county, regardless of where you live. A map of voting centers can be found online at the Clark County Election Department’s website.

— You can drop off your completed mail ballot at any voting center as well. Remember to print and sign your name on the outside of the mail ballot envelope, or your ballot will not be counted.

— If you are in line at a voting center at 7 p.m., stay in line. Everyone who is in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote, and election results won’t be released until the last voter has cast her or his ballot.

— If you decide to vote by mail, your ballot must be postmarked by Tuesday, and must be received by the county by Saturday. If you want to track your ballot, you can do so at the county’s website. (Fill out your identifying information, and then select “track my mail ballot” under the “voter services” drop-down menu.)

— If you have other questions, check the county’s election department website for comprehensive information about the 2022 election, including finding your sample ballot, election voting center locations and more.

—After the polls close, tune in to for results and election night coverage.

Contact Steve Sebelius at or 702-383-0253. Follow @SteveSebelius on Twitter.