LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada election officials say recent postcards from the United States Postal Service have caused some confusion with mail-in voting requirements.
If you have checked your mail recently, you may have noticed the postcard.
It urges people to do a few things before election day in order to vote by mail.
The postcard instructs voters to request a mail-in ballot 15 days before election day and to make sure the returned ballot has proper postage.
Both of those items do not apply to Nevada.
"That is not applicable to Nevada because all registered voters will automatically receive a ballot in the mail," said Wayne Thorley, Nevada Deputy Secretary of State for elections.
Thorley says, not only is everyone getting a ballot by mail, the postage is prepaid so there is no need to worry about adding stamps.
"We were first made aware of the matter when our office started to receive phone calls from voters who got the postcard in the mail and were confused by it," explained Thorley.
Nevada election officials say the Nevada Secretary of State's office was not consulted or asked about the postcard's information before it was sent.
"I applaud their attempt to get information out there, I wish they would have worked a little more closely with elections officials," added Thorley.
The confusing cards come at a crucial point in the days before the 2020 presidential election on Nov. 3.
President Donald Trump has blasted Nevada's all mail-in model for the election, casting doubt on the process as recently as Sunday at a rally in Henderson.
"You can send your ballot, and then you have to check your ballots are counted, because they might not count your ballot in this state, they might not count your ballot," said President Trump to the crowd of supporters.
Nevada Election officials urge voters update their information right away to avoid delays for receiving a mail-in ballot.
Thorley says ballots will be mailed to the address on file and they cannot be forwarded to new addresses by the United States Postal Service.
You can register to vote, or update your voter registration online, quickly and securely by visiting registertovotenv.gov or by clicking here.