Nevada Ballot Guide

Question 1

Question 1 amends the Nevada Constitution to remove the Board of Regents and requires the Legislature to provide laws for the governance, control, and management of the State University and for the protection of individual academic freedom at Nevada’s public higher education institutions, while also revising how federal land grant proceeds for State University departments will be administered. This question will modernize our higher education system and provide for legislative oversight. Vote YES on Question 1.

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Vote Yes on Question 1

Question 2

Question 2 removes discriminatory language from the Nevada Constitution around marriage. Even though marriage equality is currently protected by law, this measure will amend the Constitution to recognize marriages regardless of gender. Vote YES on Question 2.

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Vote Yes on Question 2

Question 3

Question 3 requires the State Board of Pardons Commissioners to meet quarterly, gives each member of the Board the ability to submit matters for consideration by the whole Board, and allows pardons and clemency to be granted by the Board without the Governor being part of the majority vote. This will help give the Board more flexibility and allow for alternatives to incarceration to be granted in more cases. Vote YES on Question 3.

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Vote Yes on Question 3

Question 4

Question 4 amends the Nevada Constitution to guarantee specific rights to all eligible and registered voters in Nevada. That includes the right to:

  • Receive and cast a ballot that is written in a format which allows the clear identification of candidates and accurately records the voter’s selection of candidates;
  • Have questions concerning voting procedures answered and have an explanation of the procedures for voting posted conspicuously at the polling place;
  • Vote without being intimidated, threatened, or coerced;
  • Vote during any period of early voting or on Election Day if the voter has not yet voted and, at the time that the polls close, the voter is waiting in line to vote at a polling place at which, by law, the voter is entitled to vote;
  • Return a spoiled ballot and receive a replacement ballot;
  • Request assistance in voting, if needed;
  • Receive a sample ballot that is accurate, informative, and delivered in a timely manner as a provided by law;
  • Receive instruction on the use of voting equipment during any period of early voting or on Election Day;
  • Have equal access to the elections system without discrimination;
  • Have a uniform, statewide standard for counting and recounting all votes accurately as provided by law; and
  • Have complaints about elections and election contests resolved fairly, accurately, and efficiently as provided by law.
Protecting the right to vote is a vital part of a healthy, functioning democracy. Vote YES on Question 4.

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Vote Yes on Question 4

Question 5

There is no Question 5 this year. This is so Question 6 can retain the number it held in 2018.

Question 6

Voting Yes on Question 6 would guarantee that 50 percent of Nevada’s electricity comes from renewable sources, like wind and solar, by 2030. Currently Nevada gets just a quarter of its energy from renewable sources and spends more than $700 million per year on fossil fuels that are fracked, mined and drilled in other states. It is time for our state, one of the sunniest states in the US, to use its abundance of clean resources to create thousands of jobs, ensure we have cleaner air to breathe, reduce emissions, and generate billions’ worth of capital investments. Renewables are now cheaper than fossil fuels. If you want to have a healthier Nevada and stop importing costly dirty energy from other states, vote YES on 6.

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Vote Yes on Question 6