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

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DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT Nevada

Nevada’s Berlin-Icthyosaur State Park contains the largest known Shonisaurus popularis ichthyosaur fossils. These extinct marine reptiles, which ranged in size from 2 feet to over 50 feet long, swam in the ocean that covered central Nevada 225 million years ago during the Triassic Period.

Nevada was the first state to ratify the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave African-American men the right to vote, on March 1, 1869.

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Discovered near Virginia City in June 1859, the Comstock Lode produced about $36 million worth of silver ore each year from 1876 to 1878. By 1882, the Comstock had produced more than $300 million in both gold and silver.

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Although legal between 1869 and 1910, gambling was banned in Nevada in October 1910. Much like the national prohibition on alcohol that soon followed, the law was largely ignored as machines, wheels and tables simply moved to more discreet locations. On March 19, 1931, in the midst of the Great Depression, gambling was re-legalized.

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Located in a remote desert northwest of Las Vegas, Area 51 was established in 1955 by the Central Intelligence Agency to develop and test covert military projects. One of those projects resulted in the Archangel-12 (A-12) stealth plane, which traveled at speeds of over 2,000 miles an hour and could traverse the continental U.S. in 70 minutes. After only a year in active service, the A-12 was decommissioned in 1968.

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Nevada is the fourth-largest producer of gold in the world following China, Australia and South Africa, and supplies three quarters of all gold mined in the United States.

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The federal government owns nearly 85 percent of all land within Nevada.

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In 1864, in an effort to hasten its admission to the union, Nevada’s entire state constitution was sent to Washington, D.C., by telegram.

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State of Nevada Quick Facts
  • Current Population:2,890,845
  • Voter Registration Deadline: 30 days before an election
  • Election Day Voter Registration: No
  • Early Voting: Yes
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: No
  • Electoral Colleges: 6
  • Congressional Districts: 4
  • Date of Statehood: October 31, 1864
  • Size: 110,572 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Battle-Born State; Sagebrush State; Silver State
  • Tree: Single-Leaf Piñon and Bristlecone Pine
  • Flower: Sagebrush
  • Sagebrush Mountain Bluebird
Registered Voters

: 1,295,622

Voter Registration Total : 1,295,622

  • Democrat : 518,124
  • Independent American : 57,226
  • Libertarian : 10,108
  • Nonpartisan : 247,344
  • Other : 10,792
  • Republican : 452,028

Voting And Elections

Am I eligible To Vote in Nevada?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements in the state of Nevada.

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  • Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

    NO: Nevada does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

    If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

    When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting

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  • How Do I Register To Vote in Nevada?
    Voter registration is a means of determining the candidates and issues for which each voter is eligible to vote. Most states require voters to register to vote a certain number of days before Election Day. Voter Registration also protects the integrity of the ballot box by preventing voting in multiple jurisdictions.

    To register to vote inthe state of Nevada, voters have the following options :

    In Person

    eliver the form in person to the county clerk or registrar of voters in your county

    By Mail

    You can print and sign the registration paper

    Online

    Online voter registration is now available for residents of all Nevada counties

    Can I Take Time Off For Voting? Yes

    Any registered voter may be absent from his or her place of employment at a time to be designated by the employer for a sufficient time to vote, if it is impracticable for the voter to vote before or after his or her hours of employment. A sufficient time to vote shall be determined as follows: (a)If the distance between the place of such voter's employment and the polling place where such person votes is 2 miles or less, 1 hour. (b)If the distance is more than 2 miles but not more than 10 miles, 2 hours. (c)If the distance is more than 10 miles, 3 hour

    Nevada State Government

    Nevada Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    We the people of the State of Nevada Grateful to Almighty God for our freedom in order to secure its blessings, insure domestic tranquility, and form a more perfect Government, do establish this Constitution.

     All men are by Nature free and equal and have certain inalienable rights among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty; Acquiring, Possessing and Protecting property and pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness

    The Executive Branch
    Smoke fom a nearby Washoe Drive fire fire rises in the cloud bank behind the Nevada State Capitol.

    Executive Power

    The supreme executive power of this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be governor of the state of Nevada.

    Nevada Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Lieutenant Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Elected)
  • The Secretary Of State (Elected)
  • The Treasurer (Elected)
  • Legislative Branch
    Legislative Building

    Legislative Power

    The Legislative authority of this State shall be vested in a Senate and Assembly which shall be designated “The Legislature of the state of Nevada” and the sessions of such Legislature shall be held at the seat of government of the state.

    The Nevada Senate is the upper house of the Nevada State Legislature. It consists of 21 members with each senator representing an average of 128,598 residents, as of the 2010 Census.

    Judicial Branch
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    Judicial Power

    The judicial power of this State is vested in a court system, comprising a Supreme Court, a court of appeals, district courts and justices of the peace. The Legislature may also establish, as part of the system, courts for municipal purposes only in incorporated cities and towns.

    The Court of Appeals consists of three judges or such greater number as the Legislature may provide by law. If the number of judges is so increased, the Supreme Court must provide by rule for the assignment of each appeal to a panel of three judges for decision.

    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

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    Nevada Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The governor of the state of Nevada is an elected constitutional officer, the head of the executive branch and the highest state office in Nevada.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be eligible to the Office of Governor, who is not a qualified elector, and who, at the time of such election, has not attained the age of twenty five years; and who shall not have been a citizen resident of this State for two years next preceding the election; nor shall any person be elected to the Office of Governor more than twice; and no person who has held the Office of Governor, or acted as Governor for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected Governor shall be elected to the Office of Governor more than once.

    Election

    The governor shall be elected by the qualified electors at the time and places of voting for members of the Legislature, and shall hold his office for Four Years from the time of his installation, and until his successor shall be qualified.

    Term of Office

    Shall hold his office for Four Years from the time of his installation.

    Limit on Tenure

    Governor for more than two years of a term.

    Salary

    $149,573.

    Qualification age

    Attained the age of twenty five years.

    The Lieutenant Governor
    Authority

    He shall be President of the Senate, but shall only have a casting vote therein. If during a Vacancy of the office of Governor, the Lieutenant Governor shall be impeached, displaced, resign, die, or become incapable of performing the duties of the office, or be absent from the State, the President pro-tempore of the Senate shall act as Governor until the vacancy be filled or the disability cease.

    Qualifications

    No person shall be eligible to the Office of Governor, who is not a qualified elector, and who, at the time of such election, has not attained the age of twenty five years; and who shall not have been a citizen resident of this State for two years next preceding the election; nor shall any person be elected to the Office of Governor more than twice; and no person who has held the Office of Governor, or acted as Governor for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected Governor shall be elected to the Office of Governor more than once.

    Election

    A Lieutenant Governor shall be elected at the same time and places and in the same manner as the Governor and his term of Office, and his eligibility, shall also be the same.

    Term of Office

    shall hold his office for Four Years from the time of his installation

    Limit on Tenure

    Governor for more than two years of a term.

    Salary

    $63,648.

    Qualification age

    Attained the age of twenty five years.

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    A Secretary of State, a Treasurer, a Controller, and an Attorney General, shall be elected at the same time and places, and in the same manner as the Governor.

    Qualifications

    There are no specific qualifications for this office.

    Election

    A Secretary of State, a Treasurer, a Controller, and an Attorney General, shall be elected at the same time and places, and in the same manner as the Governor.

    Term of Office

    The term of office of each shall be the same as is prescribed for the Governor.

    Limit on Tenure

    Any elector shall be eligible to any of these offices, but no person may be elected to any of them more than twice, or more than once if he has previously held the office by election or appointment.

    Salary

    $141,086.

    Qualification age

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    The Secretary of State shall keep a true record of the Official Acts of the Legislative and Executive Departments of the Government, and shall when required, lay the same and all matters relative thereto, before either branch of the Legislature.

    Qualifications

    There are no specific qualifications for this office.

    Election

    A Secretary of State, a Treasurer, a Controller, and an Attorney General, shall be elected at the same time and places, and in the same manner as the Governor.

    Term of Office

    The term of office of each shall be the same as is prescribed for the Governor.

    Limit on Tenure

    Any elector shall be eligible to any of these offices, but no person may be elected to any of them more than twice, or more than once if he has previously held the office by election or appointment.

    Salary

    $102,898.

    Qualification age

    The Treasurer
    Authority

    The treasurer also serves as administrator of the Municipal Bond Bank, administrator of the 529 College Savings Plan and Trust Fund, administrator of the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program and Trust Fund, and administrator of the Fund for a Healthy Nevada and the Trust Fund for Public Health. The treasurer is also administrator of the Nevada Unclaimed Property Division and oversees the Millennium Scholarship Program.

    Qualifications

    There are no specific qualifications for this office.

    Election

    A Secretary of State, a Treasurer, a Controller, and an Attorney General, shall be elected at the same time and places, and in the same manner as the Governor.

    Term of Office

    The term of office of each shall be the same as is prescribed for the Governor.

    Limit on Tenure

    Any elector shall be eligible to any of these offices, but no person may be elected to any of them more than twice, or more than once if he has previously held the office by election or appointment.

    Salary

    $102,898.

    Qualification age

    Nevada State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body.

    Qualifications

    21 years old at the time of the election, A citizen resident of the State of Nevada for one year preceding this election, A resident of the district for a period of 30 days next preceding closing date for filing as a candidate

    Election

    The members of the Assembly shall be chosen biennially by the qualified electors of their respective districts, on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November and their term of Office shall be two years from the day next after their election.

    Term of Office

    Members of the Nevada State Assembly serve two-year terms].]>

    Salary

    $146.29/day + per diem

    Qualification age

    21 years old at the time of the election.

    The State Senate
    Authority

    The other partisan Senate leadership positions, such as the Majority and Minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses to head their parties in the chamber.

    Qualifications

    A U.S. citizen at the time of filing, 21 years old at the filing deadline time, A one-year resident of Nevada preceding the election, A resident for 30 days of the senate district from which elected at the filing deadline time, A qualified election

    Election

    Senators shall be chosen at the same time and places as members of the Assembly by the qualified electors of their respective districts, and their term of Office shall be four years from the day next after their election.

    Term of Office

    Senators are elected for four-year terms.

    Limit on Tenure

    That initiative said that Nevada senators are subject to term limits of no more than three four-year terms, or a total of twelve years.

    Salary

    $146.29/day + per diem

    Qualification age

    21 years old at the filing deadline time .

    Nevada State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    The Supreme Court shall fix by rule the jurisdiction of the court of appeals and shall provide for the review, where appropriate, of appeals decided by the court of appeals.

    Qualifications

    Qualified candidates for the supreme court must be residents of the state for at least two years prior to the election, at least 25 years old at the time of the election and licensed and admitted to practice law in either Nevada or any other state in the United States for at least 15 years. Candidates are also required to have practiced law in Nevada for at least two years.

    Election

    The justices of the Supreme Court, shall be elected by the qualified electors of the State at the general election.

    Term of Office

    shall hold office for the term of six years from and including the first Monday of January.

    Limit on Tenure

    Chief salary

    $170,000

    Associate salary

    $170,000

    Qualification age

    At least 25 years old at the time of the election.

    The Court Appeals
    Authority

    The Supreme Court and the court of appeals have power to issue writs of mandamus, certiorari, prohibition, quo warranto and habeas corpus and also all writs necessary or proper to the complete exercise of their jurisdiction.

    Qualifications

    A qualified elector; a state resident for at least two years; a minimum age of 25; licensed and admitted to practice law in Nevada; a licensed attorney for at least 15 years, with at least two in Nevada.

    Election

    After the initial terms, each judge of the court of appeals must be elected by the qualified electors of this State at the general election for a term of 6 years beginning on the first Monday of January.

    Term of Office

    Election for a term of 6 years.

    Limit on Tenure

    Salary

    $165,000

    Qualification age

    A minimum age of 25.

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