Election 2022

Voting is the way we as citizens of the United States and its component states, counties and cities express our opinions and preferences. We are periodically asked to mark our ballots for candidates for various offices and to weigh in on proposals to change or enact laws, impose new taxes and many other kinds of questions. Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process.

Culinary Union proposes ballot initiative to bring rent control to North Las Vegas

BY: - May 19, 2022

Amid skyrocketing rent rates across the state, the Culinary Union is proposing a ballot initiative that would focus on capping rent increases at 5% – but only in North Las Vegas. Southern Nevada’s rent prices, which have shot up more than 20% in two years, have left tenants valleywide struggling to afford housing, and caused […]

First-time candidate goes up against high-visibility firebrand in GOP treasurer primary

BY: - May 19, 2022

In a way, the race for Nevada treasurer started with a viral campaign video of Las Vegas councilwoman Michele Fiore driving a Ford pickup truck into the desert with a handgun strapped on her hip. At the time, Fiore had announced her intention to run for governor in a crowded Republican primary.  But after months […]

COMMENTARY

In an unprecedented economic recovery, why are we only talking about inflation?

BY: - May 19, 2022

The latest jobs report shows that the U.S. economy continues its rapid recovery from the pandemic crisis. Employers added 428,000 new jobs in April, continuing a now-year-long streak of similarly strong job growth. After surging to a post-World War II high of 14.7% in 2020, unemployment is now down to 3.6%, the lowest level in […]

Nine candidates vie for two open Board of Regents seats in Districts 8, 11

BY: - May 17, 2022

The Board of Regents is a 13-member elected board that sets policies and approves budgets for the Nevada System of Higher Education, which is comprised of four community colleges (College of Southern Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College, Great Basin College, Western Nevada College), one state college (Nevada State College), two universities (University of Nevada Las […]

Race for lieutenant governor features primaries on both sides

BY: - May 16, 2022

By now, Nevada voters have likely heard about the crowded field of candidates challenging Gov. Steve Sisolak in this year’s primary race for a shot at the state’s top office. But another primary election for a high-ranking office is progressing with far less fanfare: that of lieutenant governor. In Nevada, the lieutenant governor’s job is […]

Four candidates seek new seat in Justice Court 

BY: - May 13, 2022

Two private attorneys face a prosecutor and a public defender in the primary race for Las Vegas Justice Court 16, a new department added to ease judicial caseloads.  “Justice means balancing three interests: The victim’s rights; the defendant’s rights; community safety,” says prosecutor Agnes Botelho’s campaign website. Botelho’s application for an appointment to a vacant […]

Nye’s planned switch to hand-counted paper ballots for general election raises alarms

BY: - May 12, 2022

Nye County is poised to appoint a new county clerk in August and pave the way for hand-counting paper ballots in the 2022 general election, a move election watchers worry could create a logistical nightmare that could spill over to a congressional race and even statewide elections.  Republican secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant helped […]

COMMENTARY

For CCEA, Democrats are bad because they’re Republicans, but Republicans are good

BY: - May 12, 2022

The nastiness has begun. Just days after heralding in the merry month of May, and the last cool days we in Southern Nevada will experience for the next four months, voters started getting flyers in their mailboxes. Nasty flyers. Untrue flyers. Political flyers. Sent by a group called Strategic Horizons. Which is related to and […]

Four candidates, including appointed judge, vie for seat on justice court

BY: - May 11, 2022

When former Justice of the Peace Melanie Tobiasson resigned last year from Justice Court, 14 attorneys applied in June 2021 to be appointed to fill the vacancy in Department 10. Now, four of them, including the successful applicant, are once again vying for the seat.  The Clark County Commission appointed Cybill Dotson in October 2021 […]

Election reform initiative creeps toward ballot qualification, opponents become vocal

BY: - May 10, 2022

The election reform group attempting to bring open primaries and ranked-choice voting to Nevada says it will be ready to submit the signatures required to qualify their proposal for this year’s general election ballot at least 10 days before the June 29 deadline. And their opponents are beginning to publicize their disapproval. On Monday, the […]

In an odd early morning debate, Brown says Laxalt’s efforts to save Trump were too late

BY: - May 9, 2022

Sam Brown said Adam Laxalt didn’t do enough to save Donald Trump in 2020. Laxalt, meanwhile, wouldn’t say if elected to the Senate he would vote to retain Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell as Republican Senate leader. And both Republican candidates for U.S. Senate refused to say how they would vote on federal legislation to outlaw […]

Attorney leads in fundraising, endorsements in CD3 Republican primary

BY: - May 9, 2022

A Democrat has won the third congressional district, which is currently held by U.S. Rep. Susie Lee, for three consecutive terms since 2016, even though Donald Trump carried the district that year. Republicans running to unseat Lee this year think a combination of inflation and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings will open a path […]

Election 2022

Below are links to overviews of races and ballot questions on the Nevada and Clark County 2022 ballot. Stories will be updated, and new material added, as necessary. Share with your friends.

Deadlines

May 28-June 10

Primary Early Voting

June 14

Primary Election

October 22 - November 4

General Election Early Voting

November 8

General Election

Resources

Voter Guide

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