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.

What Nevada’s Question 2 means for the state’s minimum wage

BY: - September 28, 2022

Nevadans this November will have the opportunity to establish a $12 per hour minimum wage for almost all employees in the state. Currently, Nevada has a two-tiered minimum wage system: The minimum wage allowed for employees who are offered qualifying health insurance is $1 less per hour than the minimum wage rate allowed for employees […]

Complaint filed against Lombardo for donating Metro helicopter ride to anti-abortion group’s fundraiser

BY: - September 28, 2022

Nevada Democratic Victory, a group working to elect Democratic candidates in Nevada, filed an ethics complaint against Sheriff Joe Lombardo and his campaign, Lombardo for Governor, with the Nevada Chair of Ethics Commission Wednesday morning.  The complaint focuses on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) donating ride-alongs in the department’s helicopter to an anti-abortion […]

A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction

BY: - September 27, 2022

Nye County has positioned itself as the epicenter of a Donald Trump-fueled conspiracy about the security of electronic vote tabulators.  The Nye County Commission voted in March to make the county one of the first to act on the false narrative that machines that count votes are rigged, and recommended long-time elections clerk Sandra Merlina […]

Abortion has Republicans navigating political landmines in search of cover

BY: - September 26, 2022

Nevada’s top Republican candidates, some endorsed by national anti-abortion rights forces, are eschewing a chance to potentially slash the 24-week limit on terminating pregnancies in Nevada by nine weeks, a position that could confound pro-abortion rights voters energized by the repeal of Roe v. Wade and the prospect of a Republican-controlled Congress.  “I think it […]

Groups shift to registering, turning out young voters through issues like climate crisis

BY: - September 22, 2022

While polls show economic issues and particularly inflation are top of mind for likely voters, some groups are hopeful that political messaging focused on climate issues will help drive first-time voters — especially young ones – to the polls. On Tuesday, as part of National Voter Registration Day, the Nevada Conservation League and Chispa held […]

COMMENTARY

Democrats are campaigning like it’s just another election year. It’s not.

BY: - September 22, 2022

A lot of Nevada politicians are getting called “corrupt” in political ads. So are they?  It being Nevada, the correct answer is: “could be.”  Though they are likely corrupt in ways much more banal and mundane than the “history’s greatest monster” motif characterizing political ads. And in some instances, candidates are corrupt in different ways […]

Nevada Republican House candidates pan Graham’s abortion ban bill; Laxalt mum

BY: - September 13, 2022

Two Nevada candidates for Congress Tuesday said they opposed a federal abortion ban bill proposed by South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. A third Republican in a competitive House seat did not respond to requests for comment, and nor did Republican Senate candidate Adam Laxalt. “If we take back the House and the Senate, I […]

Democrats feel pressure to ‘save the republic’ in campaigns to run state election systems

BY: - September 12, 2022

Cisco Aguilar’s first foray into electoral politics has not been an easy one. Aguilar, he Democrat running for Nevada secretary of state against Republican Jim Marchant, a 2020 election denier who has parroted former President Donald Trump’s voter fraud conspiracies, says he lays awake at night worrying about the future of Nevada’s elections, given how […]

Biden slams ‘extreme MAGA Republicans’ as Democrats launch drive to midterm election

BY: - September 9, 2022

President Joe Biden in a Thursday night speech to a crowd of party faithful promoted legislation passed by the Democratic Congress and attacked supporters of former President Donald Trump for defending rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. “Extreme MAGA Republicans just don’t threaten our personal, economic rights. They embrace political violence,” […]

COMMENTARY

Aww, did Biden hurt the MAGAfolk’s delicate feelings?

BY: - September 4, 2022

On the eve of the Labor Day weekend in a midterm campaign year, the president of the United States gave a speech at the site where both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated, and made an urgent request of the nation’s electorate: Let’s keep democracy, m’kay? It’s pretty shocking. Not the request, […]

early birds

AARP poll focusing on older voters shows slight lead for Cortez Masto, Sisolak

BY: - September 1, 2022

A newly released poll from AARP shows Nevada Democrats hold a narrow lead in the races for U.S. Senate and governor. The results, which focused on voters older than 50, showed Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has a 4 point lead over her opponent, Republican former attorney general Adam Laxalt, while incumbent Democratic […]

COMMENTARY

Who’s lying now? Lombardo campaign ad deceives voters with a cheap trick

BY: - August 30, 2022

Steve Sisolak’s campaign ran an ad saying Joe Lombardo wants to restrict birth control. Lombardo’s campaign responded with an ad saying “It’s a lie.” To back up that time-honored campaign trail hyperbole in their ad, Lombardo’s handlers cite stories from the Las Vegas Review Journal and your friendly Nevada Current. Both citations are presented as if […]

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.

2022 Primary Voter Guide

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Deadlines

October 7

Sample ballots must be mailed out

October 19

Mail ballots must be distributed

October 22

Early voting begins

November 4

Early voting ends

November 8

Election day

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