The Nevada Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections introduced Senate Bill 433, which would restrict early voting. Voting on Sundays during the early voting period ahead of next year's elections would no longer be allowed, and counties would no longer be able to keep their polls open beyond 7pm. Previously, polling sites in areas like Clark County, which contains Las Vegas, had kept polls open until 9pm
Culinary Union political director Yvannna Cancela said "the measures are a move to make it harder for middle class people to vote, which in Nevada are largely minority voters". Her union represents 60,000 members. And consider this, Las Vegas is not a 9-5 job kind of town. Las Vegas is a 24/7 city. Based on the schedules kept by people in the gaming industry, reduced voting hours would make it harder for them to get out to vote.
The restricting of Sunday hours is also seen as a way to restrict the "Souls to the Polls" voters.....traditionally African-Americans who vote on Sundays with their church
And for good measure, the Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections Committee held hearings on AB253 and AB256, both of which require voters to show a government-issued identification card (driver's license, or an identification card specifically created for the purpose of voting)
State Senator James Settlemeyer (R) is sponsoring SB169, which is a similar bill within the Senate, while Don Gustavson (R) is proposing a constitutional voter identification amendment.
According to the article:
All three bills contain similar language and would require the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles to create and distribute free voter cards to a person without another form of identification. Voters would need to produce a birth certificate or other form of identification in order to obtain a card.
The bill would allow people voting without a form of identification to cast an absentee ballot that would be counted if the voter registers with the local registrar by the next Friday
So, if you don't currently have an ID (DL, state ID, passport), or if you don't have a copy of your birth certificate to get one, you're screwed. Unless they're going to waive the fees for obtaining a copy of your birth certificate, don't expect to get to vote.