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.

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Seriously? People are running for lieutenant governor? Again?

BY: - March 18, 2022

As of close of business on Thursday, the penultimate day of filing to run for political office, thirteen (13!) people had plopped down their $200 and signed their names to run for lieutenant governor of the state of Nevada, a fact sure to prompt much of the rest of Nevada to ask: Why? There’s only […]

Decline in federal grant funding for local elections criticized by advocates

BY: - March 18, 2022

WASHINGTON — The $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last week includes $75 million in Help America Vote Act grants — a major reduction compared to years past. Experts say the $75 million is insufficient to fund local elections and leaves local election offices without resources to improve election infrastructure and protect the […]

GOP SOS hopeful imports election fraud theorists to promote Nye County measure

BY: - March 16, 2022

Nevada secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant, accompanied by Republican figures from across the country who have previously promoted election fraud conspiracy theories, made a push Tuesday for Nye County to switch to hand-counting paper ballots. A Colorado official, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, recently indicted on charges of election tampering, was also invited by […]

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His Excellency the Sheriff

BY: - March 11, 2022

While not confirmed, there are indications that once he has officially filed for governor, the great man himself, Joe Lombardo, will descend from his Olympian heights where he has been cloistered and deign to mingle with mere mortals. If and when His Excellency the Sheriff subjects himself to participation in some manner of live public […]

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Partisan policies didn’t raise gas prices, and partisan sniping won’t lower them

BY: - March 6, 2022

In 2020 the price of oil crashed, even falling to less than zero one day. Traders actually had to pay buyers to get them to take oil contracts off their hands. Oil companies would prefer not to sell oil unless they can make money off it. Oil companies are just funny that way. So U.S. […]

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Candidate filing starts next week. Fiore and Gilbert should skip it.

BY: - March 3, 2022

Earlier this week, in a vile and yet not in the least surprising display of their own moral and social depravity, Joey Gilbert and Michele Fiore defended a fellow attention-seeking hate merchant who launched a despicable if at times incoherent pile of verbal garbage on Nevada’s governor while he was in a restaurant with his […]

Texans go to the polls under sweeping new voting restrictions

BY: - March 1, 2022

HOUSTON — With less than two days until Texas’ primary election, Cedric and Myrtis Tatterson sat in a community center gym in Houston to fulfill the training required of them as election judges. Though they have both served as judges in numerous past elections, Tuesday’s primary will be the first since Texas’ Republican-controlled legislature passed […]

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Nevada Senate candidate takes his campaign to sunny Florida

BY: - February 22, 2022

Adam Laxalt is a Republican running for U.S. Senate in Nevada, and this is a huge week for him. In Florida. Here’s his agenda, as best as could be compiled from various sources: Monday. In a display of dazzling technical proficiency and enormous political clout, Laxalt successfully established an online presence and posted a “truth” […]

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Voting proposal, borne from unsubstantiated fraud claims, might not be the last, groups say

BY: - February 21, 2022

Civil rights and voting advocacy groups say a proposed resolution before the Washoe County Commission, which calls for using the National Guard at polling sites, is unconstitutional and is designed to disenfranchise voters. They also warn more local efforts designed to restrict voting might surface ahead of the 2022 midterm election.  The Washoe County election […]

State judges across the U.S. face growing GOP pushback against rulings in election cases

BY: - February 20, 2022

In mid-December, Texas’ highest criminal court revoked the state attorney general’s ability to use his office to prosecute election-related cases without the request of a district or county attorney. In an 8-1 opinion, the all-Republican court weakened Attorney General Ken Paxton’s power to independently go after perpetrators of voter fraud, a problem he says is rampant but […]

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Republicans wouldn’t be so afraid of democracy if they liked more people

BY: - February 15, 2022

“We’re a republic, not a democracy” is a thing Republicans are fond of saying.  Michele Fiore, whose insatiable thirst for right-wing celebrity status has led her to run for governor of Nevada, said it during a forum with five-sixths of the rest of the GOP gubernatorial field the other day. Except Fiore, always the innovator, […]

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McConnell rebukes RNC for saying Jan. 6 attack was ‘legitimate political discourse’

BY: - February 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Republican National Committee erred in censuring two House GOP lawmakers for joining the select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The Kentucky Republican rebuked the RNC for referring to the riot as “legitimate political discourse” in the censure resolution. McConnell said […]

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

See what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, and locate your polling place at vote411.org, provided by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

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