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.

Three-way primary for LV Justice Court pits attorney against prosecutor, public defender 

BY: - May 6, 2022

A prosecutor, public defender and private attorney are vying to become Las Vegas Justice of the Peace in Department 7, a seat opened up by the pending retirement of Justice Karen Bennet Haron. Max Berkley is a native Las Vegan and a graduate of UNLV’s Boyd Law School. He has been a Clark County public […]

Clark County School Board president to defend seat, voting history against four challengers

BY: - May 5, 2022

Clark County School Board Trustee Irene Cepeda cast the deciding vote in a 4-3 decision last October to fire the district’s superintendent. Then, less than a month later, she voted to rescind the vote, reinstating Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara until his contract ends early next year. The about-face thrust Cepeda, who was […]

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Trump-endorsed candidates snubbed & drubbed at NVGOP convention

BY: - May 4, 2022

Remember that one time when the great and powerful Nevada State Democratic Party (Harry Reid, proprietor) was taken over, and the legendary “Reid Machine” just cold ousted from leadership, during a state party convention by upstart Democratic Socialists? And then a bunch of national media went all “oh my stars and garters,” except in mediaspeak? […]

Open seat on LV Justice Court draws four candidates 

BY: - May 4, 2022

A former Family Court judge, two private attorneys and a public defender are vying to become Las Vegas Justice of the Peace in Department 6, a position left open by the resignation of former Justice Rebecca Kern in January.  Former Judge William Gonzalez was appointed by then-Gov. Jim Gibbons in 2009 to Family Court.  He […]

Las Vegans at Laxalt rally split over Trump and DeSantis for president 

BY: - April 28, 2022

A rally Wednesday in Las Vegas featuring Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Adam Laxalt and his supporter, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, attracted a crowd of several hundred people, some who’ve already made their choice in the U.S. Senate primary race, and some who are still kicking the tires.  “I’m undecided,” said Paul Merriman, who says he’s […]

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Trump backs Lombardo for Nevada governor

BY: - April 27, 2022

Former President Donald Trump, whose endorsement has been coveted by Nevada Republicans throughout the state including those running for governor, backed Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo Wednesday night.  Trump announced his endorsement of Lombardo Wednesday evening as his fellow Floridian, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, was appearing at a campaign event with Nevada GOP Senate candidate […]

Prosecutor and public defender challenge veteran judge in LV Justice Court 

BY: - April 27, 2022

Note: Primary elections are slated in five Las Vegas Justice Court departments. The Current is profiling candidates in all of the races. The three-way battle for Las Vegas Justice Court Department 9 pits sitting Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure against prosecutor Danielle Pieper Chio and public defender Shana Brouwers.   Bonaventure won his first election […]

Private school voucher group loses second legal challenge

BY: - April 26, 2022

Education Freedom for Nevada, a political action committee attempting to establish a private school voucher system, was dealt another legal blow Monday, as a district court judge ruled their proposed statutory initiative petition cannot move forward. Judge Charles McGee found that Education Freedom’s statutory initiative contained “an insufficient explanation of the affect of the initiative […]

Dems need to quit hand-wringing and ‘talk about what we did get done,’ Titus says

BY: - April 20, 2022

A number of legislative priorities in the Biden Administration appear all but dead, sometimes thanks to a pair of recalcitrant Democratic senators, but overwhelmingly due to Republican opposition. But during a streamed event this week organized by the National Organization for Women, Nevada’s three Democratic members of the House of Representatives said despite the legislative […]

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Jim Marchant promises to strangle democracy AND lower the price of gas

BY: - April 20, 2022

“END the Gas Tax and HELP local Nevadans out at the pump. VOTE for Jim Marchant in 2022 and get gas prices back down!” Finally, a politician who will lower gas prices. Jim Marchant, who recently tweeted the preceding statement, must be one heckuva can-do sort of guy. Alas, if Marchant manages to get elected […]

Lombardo skates on the GOP’s hard-right edge in primary  

BY: - April 18, 2022

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, elected twice to nonpartisan office, is toeing a line drawn by the far right in his bid to win a crowded Republican primary for governor. From his support for a Florida-style “Don’t Say Gay” measure to his about-face on deporting non-violent undocumented immigrants, Lombardo is in large part casting his […]

Four Nevada counties to hear election proposals spurred by false election fraud claims

BY: - April 15, 2022

At least four more Nevada counties are considering changes to the voting process with three proposing to switch to hand-counting paper ballots, a move borne from unsubstantiated claims about widespread election fraud.  Lyon, Lincoln, Elko and Esmeralda county commissions have all scheduled to hear proposals at upcoming meetings next week.  “Enough is enough,” said Holly […]

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

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