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Request to withhold address and phone number from public per NRS 293.558

NRS allows a voter to submit a written request asking for his/her address and/or phone number to be withheld from any list produced by the Clerk's office.  Identification numbers are never disclosed and how a person voted is always private.

Registered Voter Count
Voter Registration Numbers updated 04/10/2019

 Registrant Status 
PartyActiveInactiveGrand Total
Democrat 559 41 600
Republican 1,458 92 1,550
Nonpartisan 549 55 604
Libertarian 24 3 27
Green 0 0 0
Independent American 130 19 149
Natural Law 1 0 1
Reform 0 0 0
Other 6 0 1
GRAND TOTALS2,7272102,932

Precincts And Polling Places

Pershing County currently has six (6) precincts. Precinct 1 consists of Upper and Lower Valleys and the Lovelock Indian Colony. Precincts 3 and 4 are within the City of Lovelock. Currently, there is no Precinct 2. Precinct 6 is located in Grass Valley. Precinct 5 consists of the town of Imlay and the surrounding area. Precinct 7 makes up the rest of the County. Precincts 5 and 7 are mail-in precincts.

The Polling Place for Precincts 1, 3, and 4 is located at the Pershing County Community Center, 820 6th Street, Lovelock, Nevada.

The Polling Place for Precinct 6 is located at the Grass Valley Community Center, 13295 Grass Valley Road. Grass Valley, Nevada.

Precincts 5 and 7 vote by mail-in ballot.

Becoming An Election Worker

Election Worker Qualifications:

  • Pershing County Registered Voter
  • Able to work the entire day of election
  • Able to attend any training sessions

Registered voters are encouraged to submit their name to work at the polls on election days . Workers will be assigned to a polling location and precinct based on vacancies on election boards.

Though Election Day is long, approximately 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., your valuable help and assistance is essential in conducting our elections. Election board workers will receive compensation for this activity. You are also required to attend training sessions.

The Pershing County Clerk’s Office accepts names for election workers from all political parties to fill precinct election boards.

If you are interested in serving as an election worker, please contact Lacey or Rachel at (775) 273-2208.

Candidate Information

Filing for Judicial offices opens the first business day in January and closes at 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday in January.  Filing for all other County offices opens the first Monday in March and closes at 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday in March.

Fees as listed in this section for filing declarations of candidacy or acceptances of candidacy must be paid to the filing officer by cash, cashier’s check, or money order.

No filing fee may be required from a candidate for an office if the office holder does not receive compensation.

United States Senator $500
Representative in Congress $300
Governor $300
Justice Of Supreme Court $300
Any State Office Other than Governor or Justice of Supreme Court $200
District Court Judge $150
Justice of the Peace $100
Any County Office (Commissioner, District Attorney, Etc.) $100
State Senator $100
Assemblyman $100
Any District Office other than Judge $30
Constable or other Town or Township Office $30

Filing As Candidate For Office

Per NRS 293.176 (1), a person may not be a candidate for a partisan office as a candidate of a major or minor political party in the 2020 elections if that person has changed party affiliation on a Voter Registration Application after December 30, 2019.

Candidates for statewide offices and multi-county districts must file with the Secretary of State. Candidates for offices within Pershing County must file in person at the County Clerk ’s Office, 398 Main Street , Lovelock.

When filing for office:

  1. You will need to bring cash, a cashier’s check or money order to pay the appropriate filing fee, picture identification and proof of residence address.
  2. The candidate will complete an information sheet, which will contain their mailing address, residence address, e-mail address, phone number, and party affiliation. When this information is verified by staff, a Declaration of Candidacy will be prepared for the Candidate to sign.
  3. The candidate is required to sign for acceptance of reporting forms and other documents received.
  4. The candidate will receive the Secretary of State’s 2020 Campaign Guide, Campaign Contributions and Expenses Report information, Acknowledgment of Ethical Standards from the Commission on Ethics, the Nevada Financial Disclosure Statement, Code of Fair Campaign Practices, Political Signs & Your Highways brochure provided by NDOT, and the United States Postal Services information on Designing Political Mail.

Early Voting

Early voting begins the third Saturday preceding a primary or general election and extends through the Friday before election day, excluding all Federal holidays.

The polling place for Early Voting is the Pershing County Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 398 Main Street , Lovelock , NV 89419

Name Or Address Changes

When changing your name on your voter registration you will need to fill out a new application.

Address changes within the county can be done on-line, over the phone, or in person at the Clerk-Treasurer’s office.To change your address on-line, please complete the Change of Address form.

If you have moved and are no longer a resident of Pershing County, please print the following form and mail it to our office. Original signature is required.

Presidential Caucuses
The Secretary of State's office and the Pershing County Clerk-Treasurer's Office have no role whatsoever in the Nevada presidential caucus process. While participation in the caucuses is encouraged, these events are run entirely by the political parties and are not considered elections under state law. For more information on caucuses, please contact the political parties directly.