Nevada Secretary of State election, 2014
June 10, 2014
November 4, 2014
Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General
The race to replace Miller included Republican candidate Barbara Cegavske and Democratic State Treasurer Kate Marshall. Cegavske and Marshall debated elections issues including campaign finance and voter ID during an October debate summarized in the debates section. The past elections section linked here shows that Democrats saw an increased margin of victory from 2006 to 2010. Cegavske won election to a four-year term.
Nevada is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members. The primary took place June 10, 2014. All candidates were uncontested.
Ross Miller - Incumbent
|Secretary of State of Nevada, 2014|
|Independent||None of these candidates||3.5%||18,778|
|Election Results via Nevada Secretary of State.|
October 3 debate
Barbara Cegavske (R) and Kate Marshall (D) differed over campaign finance laws, voter ID and same-day voter registration during a debate on Vegas PBS. Marshall criticized Cegavske for failing to spearhead campaign finance and ethics reform during her time in the Nevada State Senate. Cegavske argued that Democrats have held the Nevada State Legislature in recent sessions and failed to pursue campaign finance reforms. Marshall countered that Cegavske was the chair of the Senate Legislative Operations and Election Committee in 2005 and voted against a 2013 proposal for significant reform. Cegavske noted that her committee reviewed hundreds of proposals but committee members blocked most bills due to concerns for their respective parties.
The debate highlighted stark differences between Cegavske and Marshall over voter ID and same-day voter registration. Cegavske supported voter ID during the debate while Marshall opposed an ID requirement due to the potential for disenfranchisement. Marshall argued on behalf of same-day registration at voting locations to increase turnout. Cegavske expressed concern that same-day registration might not be feasible as elections officials would need to verify citizenship and residency on short timetables.
|Nevada Secretary of State|
|Poll||Barbara Cegavske (R)||Kate Marshall (D)||Undecided/None of these candidates||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
September 29-October 1, 2014
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|Nevada Secretary of State, 2010|
|Democratic||Ross Miller Incumbent||53.2%||374,086|
|American Independent||John Wagner||6%||42,178|
|Independent||None of these candidates||3.6%||25,027|
|Nevada Secretary of State, 2006|
|Independent||None of these candidates||4%||22,666|
|January 6, 2014||First day of candidate filing|
|January 17, 2014||Last day of candidate filing|
|July 10, 2014||Primary election|
|November 4, 2014||General election|
|November 25, 2014||Certification of election results|
|January 5, 2015||Inauguration day for state executive officials|
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- National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
- Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
- Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013, through January 3, 2014, researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
- Nevada Secretary of State, "Silver State Election Night Results 2014," accessed June 10, 2014
- Nevada Secretary of State, 2014 Filed Candidates, accessed March 17, 2014
- Official Campaign Website 2014, "Homepage," accessed February 27, 2013
- Las Vegas Review-Journal, "Secretary of state candidates argue election reform, voter ID issues," October 3, 2014
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