Precinct History

There are many reasons that the Registrar of Voters Office might have to change a precinct number.  You will see a few of the most common listed below:
  1. City Annexations
  2. City Annexations which create County Islands
  3. Precinct Splits due to population growth
  4. GID Boundary Changes
  5. City Ward Boundary Changes
  6. Reapportionment

For a list of precinct changes made beginning January 1, 2010 - present, CLICK HERE

For Precinct number changes (other than the renumbering project done in 2006) between 2000-2009, CLICK HERE

Please refer to the link below to see a spreadsheet identifying the changes that were made during our 2006 re-numbering project. It became necessary in 2006, due to growth in Washoe County, to convert to a four-digit precinct numbering system.  All district and precinct boundaries remained the same during the project, only the numbers changed.  Some very general geographical characteristics have been used in the numbering system to help us more easily identify a precinct's approximate location within the County. 

The numbering system is as follows:

1000 series-Reno City Ward 1
2000 series-Reno City Ward 2
3000 series-Reno City Ward 3
4000 series-Reno City Ward 4
5000 series-Reno City Ward 5
6000 series-Sparks City            
  • Within the 6000 series, the second digit reflects the Sparks City Ward (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
7000 series-County precinct situated NORTH of Interstate 80            
  • Within the 7000 series, the second digit reflects the County Commission District (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
8000 series-County precinct situated SOUTH of Interstate 80            
  • Within the 8000 series, the second digit reflects the County Commission District (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
9000 series (EXCEPT 9700, 9800, 9900)-County mailing precinct with NO VOTERS               
  • Within the 9000 series, the second digit reflects the County Commission District (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
9700-FOC (foreign overseas citizens)
9800-NFR (no fixed residence)
9900-Provisional voters

CLICK HERE to see the Excel spreadsheet that identifies the changes made during the 2006 re-numbering project.