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This page contains extensive information about ballot access requirements for state and federal candidates running for elected office in the state of Nevada. Offices included are:

This page contains information on specific filing dates for each election year, how to become a candidate, how to create a political party, campaign finance requirements, state agency contacts involved in the election process, and term limits in Nevada. Information on running for election as a presidential candidate or for county and municipal offices is not included. This page reflects research completed in April 2014.

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Year-specific dates

2014

See also: Nevada elections, 2014

Nevada held a primary election on June 10, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect candidates to serve in the following state and federal offices:

The candidate filing period began March 3, 2014 and ended March 14, 2014.[1] However, there are some additional deadlines for candidates, depending on how they access the ballot.[2][3][4] There are also a number of deadlines related to qualifying major and minor parties.[5] These deadlines can be found in the table below, along with campaign finance reporting deadlines.[6][7]

Legend:      Ballot Access     Campaign Finance     Election Date




Dates and Requirements for Candidates in 2014
Deadline Event Type Event Description
January 2, 2014 Ballot Access First day independent candidates may circulate petitions
January 15, 2014 Campaign Finance Annual Report due for candidates who received over $10,000 in contributions in 2013
January 23, 2014 Ballot Access Deadline for qualifying major parties to submit their petitions to counties for verification
February 3, 2014 Ballot Access First day members of a major party may file a Certificate of Candidacy to nominate a candidate
February 6, 2014 Ballot Access Deadline for independent candidates to submit their petitions to counties for verification
February 28, 2014 Ballot Access Deadline for qualifying major parties to file verified petitions with the Nevada Secretary of State
March 3, 2014 Ballot Access Candidate filing period begins
March 7, 2014 Ballot Access Deadline for members of a major party to file a Certificate of Candidacy to nominate a candidate
March 14, 2014 Ballot Access Candidate filing deadline
March 24, 2014 Ballot Access Last day to challenge an independent candidate petition
March 24, 2014 Campaign Finance Deadline for candidates to file the Financial Disclosure Statement
April 11, 2014 Ballot Access Deadline for qualifying minor parties to submit their petitions to counties for verification
May 16, 2014 Ballot Access Deadline for qualifying minor parties to file verified petitions with the Nevada Secretary of State
May 20, 2014 Campaign Finance Contribution and Expenses Report 1 due
June 6, 2014 Campaign Finance Contribution and Expenses Report 2 due
June 10, 2014 Election Date Primary election date
August 8, 2014 Ballot Access Deadline for minor parties not nominating candidates to file a Notice of Continued Existence form
October 14, 2014 Campaign Finance Contribution and Expenses Report 3 due
October 31, 2014 Campaign Finance Contribution and Expenses Report 4 due
November 4, 2014 Election Date General election
January 15, 2015 Campaign Finance Contribution and Expenses Report 5 due

Political parties

See also: List of political parties in the United States

As of September 2013, there are four recognized political parties in Nevada.[8] In order to be recognized by the state, a political party must fulfill certain requirements, which are outlined below in "Process to establish a political party."

Party Website link By-laws/Platform link
Republican http://www.nevadagop.org/ Party by-laws
Democratic http://www.nvdems.com/ Party by-laws
Libertarian https://lpnevada.org/ Party by-laws
Independent American http://www.iapn.org/ Party platform

In some states, a candidate may choose to have a label other than that of an officially recognized party appear alongside his or her name on the ballot. Such labels are called political party designations. A political party designation would be used when a candidate qualifies as an independent, but prefers to use a different label. Nevada[3] does not allow candidates to identify in this way. A total of 25 states allow candidates to use political party designations in non-presidential elections.

The 11 states listed below (and Washington, D.C.) do not provide a process for political organizations to gain qualified status in advance of an election. Instead, in these states, an aspirant party must first field candidates using party designations. If the candidate or candidates win the requisite votes, the organization may then be recognized as an official political party. In these states, a political party can be formed only if the candidate in the general election obtains a specific number of votes. The number of votes required and type of race vary from state to state. Details can be found on the state-specific requirements pages.[9]

Process to establish a political party

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 24, Chapter 293 of the Nevada Revised Statutes

Qualifying a minor party

There are four steps a political entity must take to qualify as a minor party in Nevada.

1) File a Certificate of Existence

The first step is to file a Certificate of Existence with the Nevada Secretary of State along with a copy of the minor party's constitution or bylaws.[5]

  • The Certificate of Existence must include the following:[10]
    • The name of the political party
    • The names of its officers
    • The names of its executive committee members
    • The name of the person authorized to file the list of the party's candidates with the Nevada Secretary of State
  • The party's constitution or bylaws must provide a procedure to nominate candidates. Only one candidate may be nominated per office.[5][10]
  • Any changes to the information provided on the original Certificate of Existence must be filed on an Amended Certificate of Existence within five days of the change.[5][10]

2) Petition for qualification

The second step is for the minor party to prove they have voter support. This is done by circulating a petition to collect registered voters' signatures equal in number to one percent of the total votes cast at the last general election for United States Representative in all four districts of the state. In order to qualify in this manner:[5][11][12]

  • A copy of this qualifying petition must be filed with the Nevada Secretary of State before it can be circulated.
  • The petition must be verified by the county clerk or county registrar of voters before it can be submitted to the Nevada Secretary of State. It must be filed with the Secretary of State by the third Friday in May preceding the general election and must be turned into the counties for verification 25 business days prior to that deadline.

3) Submit a list of candidates

The third step for a minor party to qualify is to file a list of candidates with the Nevada Secretary of State for the general election ballot. This list must be signed in the presence of a notary public and filed by the person designated to do so on the Certificate of Existence during the candidate filing period. Minor party candidates cannot file until this list is submitted.[5][13]

If a minor party does not file a list of candidates, the party must file a Notice of Continued Existence with the Nevada Secretary of State by the second Friday in August before the general election. If this is not filed, the minor party will no longer be recognized by the state.[5][10]

4) Maintain party status

A minor party may maintain their party status in one of two ways:

  • If at the previous general election, the minor party’s candidate received one percent or more of the total votes cast for United States Representative, in any one of the four districts in the state.[5][11]
  • If one percent of the total number of registered voters in Nevada designated affiliation with the minor party on their voter registration applications as of January 1 preceding a primary election.[5][11]

If either of these occurs, the minor party will not have to submit a petition to gain ballot access in the next general election.[5]

Qualifying a major party

The process to qualify a major party is very similar to qualifying as a minor party. A Certificate of Existence must be filed with the party's constitution or bylaws, and the major party has two ways of obtaining ballot access:[14]

  • If 10 percent or more of registered voters have affiliated with the major party on the voter registration applications by January 1 preceding the primary election.
  • If the major party files a petition containing registered voters' signatures equal to at least 10 percent or more of the total number of votes cast at the last general election for United States Representative with the Nevada Secretary of State.

Once a major party has been qualified, it is allowed to hold conventions each year to adopt party platforms and elect members to a state central committee.[15] Major parties may adopt their own rules on how to establish and maintain these annual conventions as well as how they will elect party officials. The state only requires that any delegates elected to vote at a major party convention be a registered voter in the corresponding county or district.[16]

Example of requirements

For an example of how many signatures are required to qualify a major or minor party by petition, look to the table below.[5]

Votes cast in 2012 for United States Representative Signatures needed for a major party to gain ballot access in 2014 Signatures needed for a minor party to gain ballot access in 2014
973,742 97,375 9,738

For an example of how many voters need to affiliate with a major or minor party for it to qualify for ballot access, look to the table below.

Number of registered voters as of January 2014 Number of voters needed to affiliate with the major party by January 1, 2014 Number of voters needed to affiliate with the minor party by January 1, 2014
1,414,350[17] 141,435 14,144

Process to become a candidate

Figure 1: This is the Declaration of Candidacy for Partisan Office for the state of Nevada.
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DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 24, Chapter 293 of the Nevada Revised Statutes

Candidates in Nevada may access the ballot in one of three ways: as a major party candidate, as a minor party candidate or as an independent candidate. Write-in candidates are not allowed in this state. Voters can only cast a vote for candidates whose names appear on the ballot.[18]

Major party candidates

Major party candidates must have been affiliated with their major party by December 31 of the year preceding the election. If candidates change their affiliation after that date, they can no longer run as a major party candidate.[19]

These candidates are nominated at the primary election.[20] There are two ways major party candidates can be placed on the primary election ballot:

  • By filing a Declaration of Candidacy and paying the filing fee during the candidate filing period, which begins on the first Monday in March and ends on the second Friday in March following that Monday. The Declaration of Candidacy must include:[21]
    • The residence address of the candidate, which must be in the appropriate district of the state corresponding to the office sought.
    • A copy of a government-issued photo ID, a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or document issued by a government entity in order to prove the residence address listed on the Declaration of Candidacy. The candidate's social security number, license number or state identification number must also be provided.
  • By having 10 or more registered voters file a Certificate of Candidacy on behalf of any registered voter they wish to nominate as a candidate for their major party. This must be done no earlier than the first Monday in February and no later than the first Monday in March preceding the primary election.[4] If nominated in this way, the candidate must file an Acceptance of Candidacy with the required filing fee during the candidate filing period.[21]

The filing fees mentioned above are calculated depending on which office the candidate seeks and can be paid in cash, cashier's check or certified check. Personal checks, campaign checks and credit cards are not acceptable forms of payment.[22] The filing fees are as follows:[23][24]

Office sought Filing fee
U.S. Senator $500
U.S. Representative and Governor of Nevada $300
Nevada state executive offices other than governor $200
Nevada Senator and Nevada Assemblyman $100

All documents and filing fees must be filed with either the Nevada Secretary of State or a county clerk, depending on which office a candidate seeks. If a candidate seeks office in the United States Senate, Nevada state executive office, office in the U.S. House of Representatives or office in the Nevada State Legislature from a district comprising more than one county, that candidate files with the Nevada Secretary of State. If a candidate seeks office in the U.S. House of Representatives or Nevada State Legislature from a district that is entirely comprised within one county, that candidate files with the county clerk of that county.[25] Contact information for the Nevada Secretary of State and individual counties can be found below in the section titled "Election-related agencies."

Minor party candidates

  • Minor parties must file a list of candidates with the Nevada Secretary of State before any minor party candidates can file. This list must be signed in the presence of a notary public by the party officer named to do so on the minor party's Certificate of Existence. The list must be filed during the candidate filing period, which starts on the first Monday in March and ends on the second Friday in March following that Monday.[5][13]
  • Once the candidate list has been submitted to the Nevada Secretary of State, minor party candidates can file their Declaration of Candidacy and pay the required filing fee (shown above). These must be filed during the candidate filing period.[5][13] If candidates are seeking office in the U.S. House of Representatives or Nevada State Legislature in a district comprised within one county, they must file with the county clerk of that county. All other offices must file with the Nevada Secretary of State.[25]
  • Minor party candidates are not allowed to participate in the primary election. Minor parties nominate their candidates to be placed on the general election ballot and may have only one candidate for each office appearing on the ballot.[11]

Independent candidates

Independent candidates may run only in the general election. Candidates who are trying to run as a party candidate are not allowed to also run as an independent.[2]

Independent candidates must petition to be placed on the ballot. There are two ways to do this, and it is the candidate's choice of which option to take:[2][3]

  • By submitting a petition containing signatures of registered voters equal in number to at least one percent of the total votes cast at the last general election for the same office the candidate seeks.
  • By submitting a petition containing 250 signatures of registered voters if the candidate seeks statewide office or containing 100 registered voters' signatures if the candidate seeks any other office.

Before circulating a petition, a candidate must file a copy of the petition with the Nevada Secretary of State any time after January 2 of the year of the election. The petition may be circulated as soon as the copy has been filed. The completed petition must then be filed with the counties where the petition was circulated in order to be verified. In order to have the petitions verified in time to file them during the candidate filing period, which starts on the first Monday in March and ends on the second Friday in March following that Monday, the petitions must be submitted to the counties 25 business days before the last day of the candidate filing period.[2][3] The verified petitions may then be filed with their Declaration of Candidacy and filing fee with the Nevada Secretary of State, unless the candidate is seeking office in a district comprised wholly within one county. Those candidates file all documents and fees with the county clerk of that county.[25]

Petition requirements

Figure 2: This is a sample page from an independent candidate petition for the state of Nevada.

In some cases, political parties and/or candidates may need to obtain signatures via the petition process in order to gain ballot access. This section outlines the laws and regulations pertaining to petitions and circulators.

In Nevada, petitions are used to qualify major and minor parties and by independent candidates seeking ballot access. The rules regulating the use of these petitions is the same no matter the purpose of the petition.

  • Prior to circulation, copies of all petitions must be submitted to the Nevada Secretary of State for approval.[26] Once the petition has been approved, it can be signed by any registered voter in the appropriate district.[27] Registered voters who sign the petition may be affiliated with any political party without losing their party standing or the right to vote in their party's primary by signing the petition.[28]
  • All petitions must have the following format:[27][26]
    • If longer than one page, the pages must be bound together and numbered sequentially.
    • The name of the political party or candidate and the office sought must be displayed. If the petition is for a candidate, only one candidate's name is allowed.
    • The county the petition is being circulated in must be displayed, and only voters in that county may sign.
    • Signers must include their name, address, including the county, and the date they signed.
    • Each signature must be in ink. Any signature not in ink will be disregarded.
    • The circulator of the petition must sign, before a notary public, an affidavit on the back of the petition verifying that the signers all signed in the circulator's presence and, to the best of the circulator's knowledge, were registered voters at the time of signing.
  • Once the petition has been completed, it must be submitted to the county or counties in which it was circulated so it can be verified. This must be done 25 business days before the last day the petition must be officially filed.[27][29][26]
  • Circulators of petitions are not required to be registered voters in Nevada.[27] The statutes do not stipulate any requirements for circulators in Nevada.

Campaign finance

DocumentIcon.jpg See statutes: Title 24, Chapter 294A of the Nevada Revised Statutes

This section covers all campaign finance reporting requirements for candidates running for state office in Nevada. Candidates running for federal office must file with the Federal Election Commission.

Definitions

The following is a list of definitions of terms used in campaign finance reporting in Nevada.

  • Contributions are gifts, loans, conveyances, deposits, payments, transfers or distributions of money or anything of value other than the services of a volunteer.[30]
  • Expenditures are any money paid to advocate the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate or group of candidates, including any money paid for advertising or communication on television, radio, billboards, posters, newspapers or mail.[31]
  • Campaign expenses are all expenses incurred by a candidate for a campaign, including but not limited to: expenditures, office expenses, travel expenses, expenses related to volunteers, paid staff or consultants, polling expenses, special event expenses, filing fees and the disposal of unspent contributions.[32]
  • Candidates are individuals who do any of the following: file a Declaration of Candidacy, file an Acceptance of Candidacy, have their name appear on an official ballot in any election or receive contributions in excess of $100.[33]

Reporting requirements

All campaign finance reports are filed electronically with the Nevada Secretary of State through a system called Aurora.[34][35] The online filing system can be accessed here. Paper reports will only be accepted from candidates who did not receive or spend more than $10,000 after becoming a candidate or from candidates who file an affidavit stating they do not have the necessary technology to report electronically.[7]

Financial Disclosure Statement

All candidates must electronically file a Financial Disclosure Statement (FDS) with the Nevada Secretary of State. For candidates, this form is due 10 days after the last day of the candidate filing period, which is the second Friday after the first Monday in March. This form is also required from candidates who have been successfully elected to public office. Once elected, they must file the FDS by January 15 of each year they hold office.[7]

Contributions and Expenses Reports

  • Contributions and Expenses (C&E) Reports are used to report all contributions and campaign expenses exceeding $100, including multiple contributions from a single contributor that cumulatively exceed $100, as well as all loans or written commitments. Contributions and campaign expenses less than $100 must also be reported, but they can be reported as as aggregate total and do not need to be itemized.[34][35][36] Within one week of receiving a contribution of $100 or more, candidates must open a separate campaign account in a financial institution and must not commingle the money in that account with money collected for any other purpose.[7][37]
  • All candidates must file five C&E Reports during the year of the election in which they are running, even if they withdraw, receive no contributions or lose in the primary. However, if they do withdraw or lose in the primary, candidates are allowed to file all required reports at one time, as long as their campaign balance stands at zero and they file a Notice of Completion of Campaign form.[7][38]
  • An Annual Report is required from some candidates in additional to the five C&E Reports. It is required only if candidates receive $10,000 or more in contributions prior to the year of the election in which they are running. If such contributions are received, an Annual Report must be filed by January 15 of the year immediately following the year the contributions were received. If such contributions are received more than a year in advance of an election, an Annual Report must continued to be filed every January 15 until the year of the election arrives and any contribution or campaign expense in excess of $100 must be reported, along with the total of any other contribution or expenditure.[7][39]
  • The following table details the time period each C&E Report covers as well as when it is due.[7][34]
Report Time period covered Due date
C&E Report 1 January 1 through 25 days before the primary election 21 days before the primary election
C&E Report 2 24 days before the primary election through 5 days before the primary election 4 days before the primary election
C&E Report 3 4 days before the primary election through 25 days before the general election 21 days before the general election
C&E Report 4 24 days before the general election through through 5 days before the general election 4 days before the general election
C&E Report 5 4 days before the general election through December 31 January 15
  • In order to file a Notice of Completion of Campaign form to close a campaign, campaign funds need to show a zero balance. If candidates have an excess of campaign funds after an election, they may dispose of those funds in the following ways in order to officially close their campaign:[40]
    • Return the excess funds to contributors
    • Use the funds in the candidate's next election or for the payment of other public office expenses
    • Contribute to other candidates' campaigns
    • Contribute to a political party
    • Donate to any tax-exempt nonprofit entity
    • Donate to any government entity

Late fees

Late fees are applied to any report that is filed after its due date and are as follows:[7][41]

When the report is filed Fee applied
1 to 7 days late $25 per day
8 to 15 days late $50 per day
More than 15 days late $100 per day, up to a maximum of $5,000

Contribution limits

Limits

  • A person cannot make a contribution for any office exceeding $5,000 for the primary election and $5,000 for the general election, regardless of the number of candidates running for that office.[7][42] In this case a person can mean:[43]
    • A natural person
    • Any form of business or social organization
    • Any nongovernmental entity, such as corporations, associations, trusts, unincorporated organizations, labor unions, committees for political action and political parties
    • A government, government agency or political subdivision of a government
  • No limits are applied to contributions made to groups, such as political parties, committees sponsored by political parties or committees for political action.[7]

Prohibited activities

  • Candidates cannot use money received for a campaign for their own personal use.[40]
  • No person can make a contribution in the name of another person, and accepting such a contribution is prohibited.[7][44]
  • Anonymous contributions exceeding $100 are prohibited. If a candidate receives such a contribution, he or she must deliver the money to the state treasurer or donate it to a nonprofit entity within 10 days of receiving it.[7][45]
  • Nevada state legislators, governors, lieutenant governors, governor-elects and lieutenant governor-elects cannot receive or solicit contributions during the period beginning 30 days before a regular session of the legislature and ending 30 days after. In the case of a special election, these same public officials cannot receive or solicit contributions beginning the day after a special election has been called and ending 15 days after its adjournment.[7][46]

Election-related agencies

See also: State election agencies

Candidates running for office will require some form of interaction with the following agencies:

Nevada Secretary of State

Why: Oversees candidate and political party filing as well as campaign finance reporting
101 North Carson Street, Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701-3714
Telephone: 775.684.5705
Fax: 775.684.5718
Email: nvelect@sos.nv.gov
http://sos.state.nv.us/elections/

Counties

See also: Counties in Nevada

County offices are used to verify petition signatures before they are filed with the Nevada Secretary of State. Some candidates, depending on which office they seek, may also have to file with their county. Individual county contact information can be found below. To provide information in this table, please email us.

Nevada county contact information
County Email Phone Fax Website Physical address Mailing address
Carson City elections@carson.org (775)-887-2087 (775)887-2146 link Alan Glover, County Clerk, 885 East Musser Street, Suite 1025, Carson City, Nevada 89701-4475
Churchill County clerktreas@churchillcounty.org (775)-423-6028 (775) 423-7069 link Kelly G. Helton, County Clerk,155 N Taylor St, Suite 110, Fallon, Nevada 89406-2748
Clark County jpg@ClarkCountyNV.gov (702)-455-VOTE (702) 455-2793 link Joe P. Gloria, Registrar of Voters, 965 Trade Drive Suite A, North Las Vegas, NV 89030-7802 P.O. Box 3909, Las Vegas, Nevada 89127-3909
Douglas County election@co.douglas.nv.us (775)-782-9023 (775) 782-9016 link Ted Thran, County Clerk, 1616 8th Street, 2nd Floor, Minden, Nevada 89423-0218 P.O. Box 218, Minden, Nevada 89423-0218
Elko County cfosmo@elkocountynv.net (775)-753-4600 775-753-4610 link Carol Fosmo, County Clerk, 550 Court St. 3rd Floor, Elko, Nevada 89801-3518
Esmeralda County celgan@citlink.net (775)-485-6367 775-485-6376 link LaCinda "Cindy" Elgan, County Clerk, 233 Crook Avenue, Goldfield, Nevada 89013-0547 P.O. Box 547, Goldfield, Nevada 89013-0547
Eureka County bconley.ecct@eurekanv.org (775)-237-5262 (775) 237-6015 link Beverly Conley, County Clerk, County Courthouse, Main Street, Eureka, Nevada 89316-0677 P.O. Box 677, Eureka, Nevada 89316-0677
Humboldt County coclerk@hcnv.us (775)-623-6343 (775) 623-6309 link Tami Rae Spero, County Clerk, 50 W. 5th Street, #207, Winnemucca, Nevada 89445-3199
Lander County landercountyclerk@gmail.com (775)-635-5738 (775)635-0394 link Sadie Sullivan, County Clerk, 315 So. Humboldt Street, Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820-9998
Lincoln County llloyd@lincolnnv.com (775)-962-5390 775 962-5180 link Lisa C. Lloyd, County Clerk,181 North Main Street, Suite 201, Pioche, Nevada 89043-0090 P.O. Box 90, Pioche, Nevada 89043-0090
Lyon County nbryan@lyon-county.org (775)-463-6501 775 463-5305 link Nikki A. Bryan, County Clerk, 27 South Main Street, Yerington, Nevada 89447-2571
Mineral County clerk-treasurer@mineralcountynv.org (775)-945-2446 775 945-0706 link Cherrie A. George, County Clerk, 105 South "A" Street, Suite 1, Hawthorne, Nevada 89415-0400 P.O. Box 1450, Hawthorne, Nevada 89415-0400
Nye County smerlino@co.nye.nv.us (775)-482-8127 775 482-8133 link Sandra L. "Sam" Merlino, County Clerk, 101 Radar Road, Tonopah, Nevada 89049-1031 P.O. Box 1031, Tonopah, Nevada 89049-1031
Pershing County ldonaldson@pershingcounty.net (775)-273-2208 775 273-3015 link Lacey Donaldson, County Clerk, 398 Main Street, Lovelock, Nevada 89419-0820 P.O. Box 820, Lovelock, Nevada 89419-0820
Storey County clerk@storeycounty.org (775)-847-0969 775 847-0921 link Vanessa DuFresne, County Clerk, 26 S. "B" Street, Drawer "D," Virginia City, Nevada 89440-0139
Washoe County electionsdepartment@washoecounty.us (775)-328-3670 775 328-3747 link Luanne Cutler, Registrar of Voters, 1001 E. Ninth Street, RM A135, Reno, NV 89512 P.O. Box 11130, Reno, Nevada 89520
White Pine County wpclerk@mwpower.net (775) 293-6509 775 289-2544 link Lin Burleigh, County Clerk, 801 Clark Street #4, Ely, Nevada 89301-1994

Term limits

State executives

Portal:State Executive Officials
See also: State executives with term limits, States with gubernatorial term limits and Nevada state executive official elections, 2014

State executive term limits in Nevada are as follows:[47]

The state executives who are term-limited in 2014 are:

Name Party Office
Brian Krolicki Ends.png Republican Lieutenant Governor
Ross Miller Electiondot.png Democratic Secretary of State
Catherine Cortez Masto Electiondot.png Democratic Attorney General
Kim Wallin Electiondot.png Democratic Controller

State legislators

See also: State legislatures with term limits

Members of the Nevada State Legislature are term limited to serve a total of 12 years, six terms in the Nevada State Assembly and three terms in the Nevada State Senate.[48]

Term limits were imposed on Nevada state legislators by a 1996 ballot initiative and took effect for those elected in 1998.

2014

See also: Impact of term limits on state senate elections in 2014 and Impact of term limits on state representative elections in 2014

A total of three state legislators will be termed out in 2014.

They are:

Name Party Chamber District
Barbara Cegavske Ends.png Republican Senate District 8
William Horne Electiondot.png Democratic Assembly District 34
Thomas Grady Ends.png Republican Assembly District 38

2012

See also: Impact of term limits on state senate elections in 2012 and Impact of term limits on state representative elections in 2012

A total of five state legislators were termed out in 2012.

2010

See also: Impact of term limits on state senate elections in 2010 and Impact of term limits on state representative elections in 2010

A total of 14 state legislators were termed out in 2010.

Congressional partisanship

Portal:Congress
See also: List of United States Representatives from Nevada and List of United States Senators from Nevada

Here is the current partisan breakdown of the congressional members from Nevada:

Congressional Partisan Breakdown from Nevada
Party U.S. Senate U.S. House Total
     Democratic Party 1 2 3
     Republican Party 1 2 3
TOTALS as of July 2014 2 4 6

State legislative partisanship

Portal:State legislatures

Here is the current partisan breakdown of members of the state legislature of Nevada:

Senate

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 11
     Republican Party 10
Total 21

House

Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 26
     Republican Party 15
     Vacancy 1
Total 42


See also

External links

Official state and federal links

Forms

News

Other information

References

  1. Nevada Secretary of State, "Election Information Guide 2013-2014," accessed November 18, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Nevada Secretary of State, "Independent Candidate Guide 2014," accessed February 10, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Nevada Revised Statutes, "Title 24, Chapter 293, Section 200," accessed February 10, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Nevada Revised Statutes, "Title 24, Chapter 293, Section 180," accessed February 10, 2014
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 Nevada Secretary of State, "Minor Party Qualification Guide 2013-2014," accessed February 10, 2014
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