Nevada Day Advisory, Question 4 (1998)

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The Nevada Day Advisory Question, also known as Question 4, was a legislatively referred advisory question on the November 3, 1998 election ballot in Nevada, where it was approved.

Election results

Question 4 (Nevada Day Advisory Question)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 214,653 52.5%
No193,87547.5%

Official results via: Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau - Research Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Should the Nevada Legislature pass a law to designate the last Friday of October as the legal holiday for observing Nevada Day?[1]

The language that appeared in the voter's guide:

EXPLANATION
Since 1939, state law has required that October 31 of each year be a legal state holiday commemorating Nevada's admission into the Union in 1864 as the 36th State. Further, the law specifies that the holiday must be observed on the preceding Friday if the 31st occurs on a Saturday, and on the following Monday when that date falls on a Sunday.
The results of this ballot question are not binding on the members of the Nevada Legislature, but will provide them with an indication of public opinion concerning the observance of Nevada Day. In summary, the proposal calls for the designation of the last Friday in October as the legal holiday honoring Nevada Day, instead of October 31. Subsequent approval of this proposal by the Legislature would result in a three-day weekend for many Nevadans at the end of each October. The proposal further suggests that the annual parade in Carson City to celebrate Nevada Day be held on Saturday following the last Friday in October.[1]

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