*EASE Demonstration - web pages an eligible user will see.
Nevada’s Effective Absentee System for Elections, or EASE, is an online application that seamlessly integrates voter registration and electronic ballot delivery and marking. EASE is available to members of the United States Armed Forces, their spouses and dependents, and Nevada voters who reside outside of the country. The system will be available for elections with a federal contest on the ballot 45 days before Election Day at NVEASE.gov.
Nevada's EASE is the first entirely online application, from registration to requesting a ballot to ballot delivery to a ballot marking system using a digital/electronic signature, for military and overseas voters. Assembly Bill 175, passed during the 2013 Legislature, authorizes Covered Voters to use digital or electronic signatures to sign applications to register to vote; applications for military-overseas ballots; and military-overseas ballots. Previously, military and other Nevadans covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) were required to submit their ballots by mail or they needed a printer and a scanner to receive and return a ballot via email.
EASE retrieves the electronic image of the voter’s signature already on file with their county clerk or registrar or from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles so it can be used by the voter to register to vote, request an absent ballot or return an absent ballot, negating the requirement of printing and signing the ballot before returning it. After a military or overseas voter marks his or her own ballot with EASE, the system applies the voter’s electronic signature to the ballot and generates a cover sheet with the necessary declarations, affirmations and information to allow the counties to process and count the military or overseas absent ballot. When finished, an EASE voter has the option of saving the ballot materials as a PDF file and emailing the document as an attachment to the respective county clerk or registrar’s office, or printing it and returning by mail or fax. User must return their completed documents and ballot to their Nevada election office independent of EASE - EASE does not return any documents or information for a user.
Without any additional state funding, the Secretary of State’s office developed the system with a grant from the Department of Defense's Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), which was used to design and develop an application that allows military and overseas voters to access their blank absent ballot online beginning with the 2014 general election.
- EASE Demonstration - Those interested in seeing how EASE works can view the EASE Demonstration. The demonstration is a PDF of the screens an eligible registered Nevada voter will see while using EASE.
Nevada's uniformed and overseas citizen can access the live EASE system at NVEASE.gov.
Questions? Media and Public questions should be directed to the Secretary of State's office. Uniformed and Overseas Citizens with questions about registering, requesting, receiving and returning their ballot should contact their local election office.