Voting Options

Vote by Mail

Vote-by-mail ballots will be mailed out in October 2016. All ballots must be received in the Elections Office or at any Nevada County polling place by 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. However, a ballot is considered timely cast if it is received by our office via the United States Postal Service or a bona fide private mail delivery company no later than three (3) days after election day, and either the ballot is postmarked on or before election day or is time stamped or date stamped by a bona fide private mail delivery company on or before election day.

If you would like to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter or vote by mail in this election only, please fill out this application (PDF) and return it to our office. Instructions are on the application. More information on vote-by-mail voting can be found online.

Early Voting

California law allows voters to cast their ballots as early as 29 days before an election. For the November 8, 2016, Presidential General Election, early voting will begin October 11, 2016. There are two early voting locations in Nevada County:
  • Nevada County Elections Office
  • Truckee Town Hall: Phone number 530-582-7700. Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Paper ballots are not available at this location. You will be able to vote on an electronic voting device.

Polling Places

On Election Day, November 8, 2016, polling places will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Find your polling place.