VOTING 101

Don’t know the basics? Don’t be embarrassed. The bare minimum is laid out below.

Voting can seem complex. For most people, the process is straightforward, but there can be obstacles if you haven’t voted in while or if you’ve moved since you last voted. I’d be honored to be the reason you’re voting for the first time in a long time, so please let me help you go through the process if it seems cumbersome.

All of the information here is boiled down to its super-duper basics. If you run into any complications, please email me and I’ll make voting for me as easy as possible on you.

How Do I Register To Vote?

Tues., Jun 9, 2020 UPDATE: It is now too late to register to vote online. Go to 965 Trade Dr. Suite F North Las Vegas, NV between 7 AM and 7 PM.  There, you can both register to vote and cast your paper ballot. It’ll be easy. I’ll be there. Find me and say Hi.

Go to www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov. Fill out the form. To vote for me in the Primary, you’ll need to select Democratic Party.

Is the primary important?

Yes. At the very least, it is important to me. The Primary is used to weed out candidates. If I don’t get enough votes in the Primary, you won’t even see my name on the ballot in November. Please vote in the Primary. Please vote for me.

When is the primary?

Tues, Jun 9, 2020 UPDATE: Today. You MUST postmark your ballot today. Your vote means so much to me. Please don’t put it off any longer; your vote won’t count if you do.

June 9, 2020, but that date is only important if you are a slacker. You’ll get your mail-in ballot on or before May 18, so fill it out and send it in right away. Just…make sure you vote for me.

What happens if I forget?

Tues, June 9, 2020 UPDATE:  There is no forgetting.  Do it now.  There isn’t any more time left.

I won’t let that happen. Text the word Start to 316-DeepenK (316-333-7365) and follow the instructions. I’ll send you a reminder. ALSO, I won’t spam you; we’re neighbors and you know where I live, so I wouldn’t dare spam you. Incidentally, my vision is to connect with all of my constituents via text message. That way, you can easily know what’s happening with the Commission, and I can easily get your input.

What if I don’t have a stamp?

No worries at all. Your ballot comes with a pre-addressed, postage-paid envelope. Just fill out the ballot, put it in the envelope, and drop it in the mail. Easy.

When should I mail in my ballot?

If the bubble next to Deepen “My Friend” Kothari is filled, your ballot is ready for mailing.  🙂

Your ballot must be postmarked on or before election day, which is Tues., June 9, 2020.  You’ll give me anxiety if you wait until the last minute, so please don’t.

DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE before mailing.

You might need to include a photocopy of your driver’s license / state identification or a photo of a current utility bill or bank statement to prove your identity.  You’ll have a yellow half-sheet paper in your envelope if this applies to you.

I’ll vote for you, but I don’t know who to select for the other offices. What should I do?

I understand. It is difficult to follow every race. Just let me know how I can make your life easier, and I’ll help.

Realize that:

  1. It is okay to vote for me and leave one or all of the other options blank;
  2. It is okay to ask me for recommendations; I’ll tell you who I’m excited to work with; and
  3. It is okay to take some time to learn about candidates, then vote accordingly.

My only requests are:

  1. Please vote for me (Deepen “My Friend” Kothari”); and
  2. Please mail in that ballot on time. Mail it in incomplete if you must, but make sure you mail it on time.

I'm registered Republican/Independent, but I'll switch to Democrat so that I can support you. What do I need to do?

I’m touched.  THANK YOU!  That means a lot to me.

Tues., June 9, 2020 UPDATE:

You can no longer switch your party online. Come to 965 Trade Dr. Suite F North Las Vegas, NV between 7 AM and 7 PM today.  You can switch your party and vote. I’ll be there.  Look for me and say Hi.

To Switch to Democrat:

  1. You’ll need to your Driver’s License Number.
  2. Go to www.registertovotenv.gov and select “Update My Existing Voter Registration”; and
  3. Change your party to “Democrat” and submit/update.

To Get a New Ballot:

  1. Call 702-455-8683, press 1 for English, then 0 for the operator; and
  2. Tell the whoever answers the phone that you switched parties and updated your registration.  That person will ask you for your name and birthdate.  They’ll verify that they see the change and that they are sending you a new ballot.
  3. ALTERNATIVELY, you can let me know that you switched.  I’m calling the Elections Dept. daily to get ballots out to folks, and I can easily add you to the day’s batch. Just let me know your full name and DOB.
    Incidentally, I cannot change your party for you.  YOU need to do that.  I can just make sure that the Elections Dept gets the new ballot out to you.