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Don’t worry, there’s time left to register for the June 12 primary. Here’s how

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Steve Marcus

I Voted” stickers are displayed at an early voting site in a Cardenas supermarket in Las Vegas Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.

Although Tuesday was the final day of standard registration to vote in the June 12 primary election, voters shouldn’t despair.

There are still plenty of chances to register. Here’s a Q&A to help navigate the registration process.

I missed Tuesday’s deadline. What can I do to register?

Through next Tuesday (May 22), voters can register or update their existing registration by visiting the Clark County Election Department or going to the Secretary of State’s website.

The election department’s main offices are located at 1. The Clark County Government Center, First Floor, Suite 1113, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas; 2. 965 Trade Drive, Suite A, North Las Vegas.

Hours for in-person registration at both offices will be as follows:

Today and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In addition, voters can register on the Secretary of State’s website through May 24.

Am I eligible to vote?

You are if you are a U.S. citizen (either born in the U.S. or naturalized), you will turn 18 before Election Day, you’ve resided in Clark County for at least 30 days and have resided in your precinct at least 10 days before the election.

Do I need to register or re-register?

If you’ve moved since you were last registered, the answer is yes. Also, you can register if you’ll turn 18 before the primary election day, June 12.

I’m not sure if I’m registered. How can I find out?

You can check online by visiting here. You’ll be asked to log in by listing your first and last name, the last four digits of your Social Security number or Nevada driver’s license number, and your date of birth. Once you’ve logged in, you can check to see whether you are registered at your current address.

You can also check by calling the Clark County Election Department at 702-455-VOTE (8683)

I am an undocumented immigrant. Can I legally register and vote?

Undocumented immigrants do not have a legal right to vote. Neither are non-naturalized immigrants living in Nevada on Temporary Protected Status, work visas, etc. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to vote.

When I register, what documentation will I need?

You’ll need a Nevada driver’s license or a state issued identification card. However, if you would prefer not to share that information, other options include a bank statement or government-issued check with the same address as the one on your registration record. Military and overseas voters should use fill out a Federal Post Card Application to register and/or request a mail or absentee ballot. The application is available here.

I was convicted of a crime. Can I still vote?

In most cases, people who have been convicted of crimes in Nevada and have served their sentences can vote. However, the laws that apply to voting rights for convicted felons are complex, and vary from state to state. In Maine and Florida, for instance, no convicted felon can vote.

To find out if you can vote, call 702-455-VOTE.

When registering to vote, people who have been convicted will be asked to provide documentation that they have served their sentences. That can be an official document of release from prison or a court order restoring the right to vote. Those who can’t provide either of those documents can fill out an affidavit attesting that they served their sentences. The election department staff will verify the information.

Am I required to choose a party affiliation?

To vote for nonpartisan offices, such as judges, the answer is no. But to vote for races involving party-affiliated candidates, this is a requirement. You can change your party affiliation online at the same site where voters can check their registration records.

Please note that the party affiliation can be changed again after the primary.

Will my personal information be shared?

Driver’s license numbers, Social Security numbers and email addresses will not be shared. Voters who do not want other information to be shared, such as their street addresses, can submit a request in writing for their information to be withheld. Those requests can be emailed to [email protected]

Where can I go if I have other questions?

Contact the Clark County Election Department at 702-455-VOTE or visit the department’s registration website

What should I be looking for as the primary election day gets closer?

Sample ballots will be mailed this month. If you do not receive one by Friday, May 25, contact the Clark County Election Department.

Have there been any major changes in the process since the last time I voted?

Not in registration, but Clark County has replaced its 279 polling centers with about 160 vote centers. Those centers carry all ballots, meaning people can show up to any of them rather than being forced to visit a specific, assigned polling place.

Source: Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria