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Nevada 2017 Statewide Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Statewide Ballot Questions
    November,8,2016
    Topic
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary
    Business & Commerce | Criminal Justice

    Question 1: Background Check Initiative

    Requires that an unlicensed person who wishes to sell or transfer a firearm to another person conduct the transfer through a licensed gun dealer who runs a background check on the potential buyer or transferee. Certain transfers will be exempt from this requirement, including transfers between immediate family members and temporary transfers while hunting and for immediate self-defense.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes558,58650.4 %
    No548,68549.6 %
    Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Policy | Tax & Revenue

    Question 2: Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana

    Proposes statutory amendments that would regulate and tax marijuana similar to alcohol. If passed, persons at least 21 years old would be allowed to possess and use a limited amount of marijuana. An excise tax of 15% would be imposed on wholesale sales of marijuana. The existing sales tax would apply to retail sales of marijuana. Net revenue generated under this proposal would be deposited in the Distributive School Account and used for support of K-12 education.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes602,40054.5 %
    No503,61545.5 %
    Energy & Electric Utilities

    Question 3: The Energy Choice Initiative

    Prohibits a legalized monopoly for electric utility generation and gives Nevada electric utility customers the right to choose their service provider from an open retail market based upon price, reliability, and other important factors. This includes the right for these persons, businesses, associations, and other entities, whether on their own or in conjunction with others, to produce their own electricity from renewable energy sources or other sources, and to sell that electricity on the open market.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes783,12072.4 %
    No299,16027.6 %
    Health | Tax & Revenue

    Question 4: Medical Patient Tax Relief Act

    If enacted, this measure will add a new sections to the Nevada Constitution to provide that durable medical equipment, oxygen delivery equipment, and mobility enhancing equipment should be exempt from the sales and use tax when such equipment is prescribed for human use by a licensed provider of health care.

    WHAT'S BEING SAID ABOUT THIS BALLOT INITIATIVE
    RESULTVOTES PCT.
    Yes768,80371.8 %
    No301,94428.2 %
    Nevada Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(42)
    (27)(15)
    State Senators(21)
    (11)(9)(1)
    US Representatives(4)
    (3)(1)
    US Senators(2)
    (1)(1)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State
    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President and Vice President Of The United States -
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 42 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016.
    State Senate - A total of 11 seats out of the chamber's 21 seats are up for election in 2016. All three areas of the Nevada state government - the state Assembly, the state Senate, and the office of the governor—are controlled by the Republican Party.
    US House - Voters will elect four candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's four congressional districts.
    US Senate - The race for Nevada's open U.S. Senate seat is one of nine competitive battleground races in 2016 that could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate after the November 8 general election.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - Two seats on the Nevada Supreme Court and all three seats on the Nevada Court of Appeals are on the general election ballot on November 8, 2016.
    Local Judges - Nevada will hold general elections for local judicial offices on November 8, 2016
    Local Government
    School board - Three of the four Nevada school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment are holding school board elections for 13 seats in 2016.
    Municipal - The city of Reno will hold elections for three ward seats and the at-large seat on its city council on November 8, 2016. And Clark County will hold a general election for municipal government officials a nd one county ballot measure on November 8, 2016.
    Candidates
    Nevada Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? No
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? No

    Nevada is one of the nine states where write-in voting for presidential candidates is not permitted. Nevada does not permit voting for write-in candidates.

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    When's The Next Election?

    UPCOMING DATES
    April 4, 2017
    Nevada : Primary Election
    June 13, 2017
    Nevada : General Election
    November 6, 2018
    Nevada : General election Day