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Nevada elections, 2012

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1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of Nevada held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate (1 seat) Approveda Preview Article
U.S. House (4 seats) Approveda
State Executives Defeatedd N/A
State Senate (12 seats) Approveda Preview Article
State House (42 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (1 measures) Approveda Preview Article

2012 Election

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Elections by type

See also: United States Senate elections in Nevada, 2012
U.S. Senate, Nevada, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Shelley Berkley 44.7% 446,080
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDean Heller Incumbent 45.9% 457,656
     Independent American Party of Nevada David Lory VanderBeek 4.9% 48,792
     N/A None of these candidates 4.5% 45,277
Total Votes 997,805
Source: Nevada Secretary of State "U.S. Senate Results"
See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Nevada, 2012

Nevada received an additional seat from redistricting.

Members of the U.S. House from Nevada -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 1 2
     Republican Party 2 2
Total 3 4
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Dina Titus
Republican Party Chris Edwards
Libertarian PartyWilliam Pojunis
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_NevadaStan Vaughan
Shelley Berkley Democratic Party Dina Titus No
2nd Democratic Party Samuel Koepnick
Republican Party Mark Amodei
Independent Michael L. Haines
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Russell Best
Mark Amodei Republican Party Mark Amodei No
3rd Democratic Party John Oceguera
Republican Party Joe Heck
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Tom Jones
Independent Jim Murphy
Joe Heck Republican Party Joe Heck No
4th Democratic Party Steven Horsford
Republican Party Danny Tarkanian
Libertarian Party Joseph P. Silvestri
Constitution_Party#Independent_American_Party_of_Nevada Floyd Fitzgibbons
N/A Democratic Party Steven Horsford N/A
See also: Nevada State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Democrats maintained partisan control in the state senate.

Nevada State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 10 11
     Republican Party 9 10
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 21 21

See also: Nevada State Assembly elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Democrats maintained partisan control in the state assembly.

Nevada State Assembly
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 26 27
     Republican Party 16 15
Total 42 42
See also: Nevada 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Question 1 State legislatures measures Would provide that the Legislature convene a special legislative session upon a petition signed by 2/3 of each chamber. Approveda

Eligibility to Vote


Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

Nevada was one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary in person by May 22, 2012, which was 21 days before the primary took place, or by mail by May 12, 2012, which was 31 days before the primary.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote was 21 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 16.[2]

  • Voter ID info
  • Residency requirements: Resident of Nevada for 30 days before the election[3]
  • Same-day registration: None

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee Voting


All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Nevada. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[4]


To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the election office no later than 5 p.m. on the seventh calendar day preceding the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by 7 p.m. on Election Day.[4]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Nevada is one of 33 states (plus the District of Columbia) that permits early voting in some form. Early voting begins on the third Saturday before the election and ends on the Friday prior to Election Day.[5][6]

See also