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2016 Primary Election in Washoe County and Nevada

Learn about the candidates and voting in the 2016 Primary Election

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The 2016 Primary Election in Washoe County and Nevada is on Tuesday, June 14. Here is the information you will need to cast your ballot and choose your candidates of choice for numerous offices. Of course, you will need to register to vote if you haven't already done so.

Important Dates for the 2016 Primary Election in Nevada

  • Voter registration by mail: Postmarked no later than May 14, 2016.
  • Voter registration in-person: Last day is May 24, 2016.
  • Voter registration online: Last day is May 24, 2016 (11:59:59 p.m.).
  • Absent ballot request: Received no later than June 7, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Early voting: May 28 through June 10, 2016.
  • Primary Election day: June 14, 2016.

Candidates and Offices in the Washoe County 2016 Primary Election

The Washoe County Registrar of Voters provide a list of offices and candidates that will be voted on by eligible registered voters in the 2016 Primary Election. There is further information in the form of candidate profiles. Only basic information is provided for those candidates who have chosen not to submit more details.

Some of the hotly contested offices on the ballot are U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate and State Assembly, Washoe County Commissioners, Washoe County School Board Trustees, and Reno and Sparks City Councils.

Results from the 2016 Primary Election in Nevada

Most of us already know you can get ongoing results on election night from just about any television station that reports the news. If you don't want the talking heads and endless "analysis," go to "Election Results Information" from the Washoe County Registrar of Voters.

For Nevada statewide election results with lots of details, go to "Election Reporting by Precinct" from the Nevada Secretary of State. There is a link on this page to election results summary, which shows the big picture without every detail.

Nevada holds Closed Primary Elections

In Nevada, two political parties - Democratic and Republican - are considered major parties for the purpose of conducting elections. Nevada primary elections are "closed," which means if you are registered to vote with a party affiliation of either Democratic or Republican, you may vote only for candidates from your own party and you may also vote in nonpartisan contests. Voters registered with any other party affiliation (or none) may vote only in nonpartisan contests. Ballot questions are not voted on in the primary election.

In the general election in November, all voters get to choose from among all candidates who are running for their local, statewide, and federal offices and on ballot measures.

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