The Green Papers: Nevada 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 12 June 2018
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Friday 16 March 2018 - Non-Judicial Candidate Filing Deadline - Primary.
Friday 1 June 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor..
Tuesday 12 June 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p PDT (1400-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p PST (1500-0300 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:2,709,432 (0.87% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Carson City
 

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Nevada State and Local Government


Nevada does not permit write-ins.

The Primary is for the Republican and Democratic Parties.

If the Primary race is uncontested, the candidate advances to the General Election and does not appear on the primary ballot. [NRS 293.260(3)(a).


Guide for Candidates Running for Office in 2018 from the Clark County Election Department.

2018 Filed Candidates - Non-Judicial from the Nevada Secretary of State.
Candidate Filing from the Clark County Election Department.

12 June 2018 Primary:
Returns from the Nevada Secretary of State.
Results from The New York Times
Results from Politico.


6 November 2018:
2018 General Election Sample Ballot from the Churchill County Elections.
CANDIDATES / CONTESTS in the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election from the Clark County Election Department.
Official returns from Silver State Election.
Results from KVVU.
Results from Reno Gazette-Journal.
Results from Las Vegas Review-Journal.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Dean Heller
First appointed: 3 May 2011 (re: resignation of Senator John Eric Ensign [Republican]); first elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (5, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 490,071 50.41% Congressman  Jacklyn S. "Jacky" Rosen
Congressman Congressional District 3

FEC S8NV00156; 26 Nov 18; Tot $26,107,879; Dsb $25,675,631
  Candidate Republican 441,202 45.38% Senator  Dean Heller
FEC S2NV00183; 26 Nov 18; Tot $12,887,289; Dsb $14,023,962
  Candidate None of these candidates 15,303 1.57% None of these candidates
  Candidate No Political Party 9,269 0.95% Barry Michaels
FEC S8NV00214
  Candidate Libertarian 9,196 0.95% Timothy "Tim" Hagan
FEC S8NV00206
  Candidate Independent American 7,091 0.73% Kamau A. Bakari
FEC S8NV00230
Total 972,132 100.00%  

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Catherine Marie Cortez Masto
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Republican Governor Brian E. Sandoval
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (5, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 480,007 49.39% Clark County Commissioner  Stephen F. "Steve" Sisolak
  Candidate Republican 440,320 45.31% Attorney General  Adam Paul Laxalt
  Candidate None of these candidates 18,865 1.94% None of these candidates
  Candidate No Political Party 13,891 1.43% Ryan Bundy
  Candidate Independent American 10,076 1.04% Russell J. Best
  Candidate Libertarian 8,640 0.89% Jared Lord
Total 971,799 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Lieutenant Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Open Seat - 19 May 2017: Announced he will not run for re-election.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 486,381 50.35% former state Treasurer Kate Marshall
  Candidate Republican 421,697 43.66% state Senator  Michael Roberson
  Candidate Independent American 23,893 2.47% Janine Hawkins Hansen
  Candidate None of these candidates 23,537 2.44% None of these candidates
  Candidate No Political Party 10,435 1.08% Edmund Victor "Ed" Uehling
Total 965,943 100.00%  

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (1 Renominated, 2 Open);
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Alice Costandina "Dina" Titus
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012.
Previously elected to the U.S. House: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 100,707 66.17% Congressman  Alice Costandina "Dina" Titus
FEC H8NV03036; 26 Nov 18; Tot $731,951; Dsb $734,594
  Candidate Republican 46,978 30.87% Joyce Bentley
FEC H8NV01261
  Candidate Independent American 2,454 1.61% Daniel G. "Dan" Garfield
FEC H8NV01287
  Candidate Libertarian 2,062 1.35% Robert van Strawder, Jr.
FEC H8NV01279
Total 152,201 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Mark Eugene Amodei
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected in a Special Election: 13 September 2011 re: appointment of Congressman Dean Heller (Republican) to the U.S. Senate
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 167,435 58.23% Congressman  Mark Eugene Amodei
FEC H2NV02395; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,231,581; Dsb $1,085,662
  Candidate Democratic 120,102 41.77% Clinton Matthew "Clint" Koble
FEC H8NV02095; 26 Nov 18; Tot $160,761; Dsb $160,208
Total 287,537 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  Jacklyn S. "Jacky" Rosen
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - Running for the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat in 2018.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (7) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 148,501 51.89% Susan Kelley "Susie" Lee
FEC H8NV03200; 26 Nov 18; Tot $5,067,856; Dsb $5,054,205
  Candidate Republican 122,566 42.83% Daniel John "Danny" Tarkanian
16 March 2018: Switched from Senate Class 1 to House CD 3

FEC H8NV03275; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,481,067; Dsb $2,458,090
  Candidate Libertarian 4,555 1.59% Steven Paul "Steve" Brown
FEC H4NV04058
  Candidate No Political Party 3,627 1.27% David Scott Goossen
FEC H4NV03126
  Candidate Independent American 3,481 1.22% Harry Lee Vickers
FEC H8NV03309
  Candidate No Political Party 1,887 0.66% Gilbert "Gil" Eisner
FEC H8NV03242
  Candidate No Political Party 1,551 0.54% Tony Gumina
FEC H8NV03267; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,200; Dsb $230
Total 286,168 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  Ruben Jesus Kihuen
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat -
aka Ruben Jesus Kihuen Bernal
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 121,962 51.93% former Congressman  Steven Alexzander Horsford
First elected to Congress: 2012. Unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2014.

FEC H2NV04011; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,266,191; Dsb $2,238,007
  Candidate Republican 102,748 43.75% former Congressman  Cresent Leo Hardy
First elected as a Congressman 2014; unsuccessful candidate for reelection: 2016.

FEC H8NV04059; 26 Nov 18; Tot $899,588; Dsb $872,172
  Candidate Independent American 3,180 1.35% Warren Ross Markowitz
FEC H6NV03162
  Candidate No Political Party 2,733 1.16% Rodney C. Smith
FEC H6NV04079
  Candidate Libertarian 2,213 0.94% Gregg Luckner
FEC H8NV04091
  Candidate No Political Party 2,032 0.87% Dean Anthony McGonigle
FEC H8NV04125
Total 234,868 100.00%  
 16 December 2017: "It is in the best interests of my family and my constituents to complete my term in Congress and not seek re-election...."

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State  Barbara K. Cegavske
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 467,880 48.91% Secretary of State  Barbara K. Cegavske
  Candidate Democratic 461,551 48.25% state Assemblyman  Nelson Araujo
  Candidate None of these candidates 27,200 2.84% None of these candidates
Total 956,631 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Attorney General  Adam Paul Laxalt
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Open Seat - Running for Governor in 2018.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 456,225 47.24% state Senator  Aaron D. Ford
  Candidate Republican 451,692 46.77% former state Assemblyman Wes Duncan
  Candidate Independent American 32,259 3.34% Joel Frederick Hansen
  Candidate None of these candidates 25,577 2.65% None of these candidates
Total 965,753 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer Dan Schwartz
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Open Seat - 11 August 2017: Will not run for re-election in 2018. Ran for, but did not receive his party's nomination for Governor.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 459,874 47.69% Zachary Beare "Zach" Conine
  Candidate Republican 453,748 47.06% former Las Vegas Councilman Robert "Bob" Beers
  Candidate None of these candidates 27,431 2.84% None of these candidates
  Candidate Independent American 23,146 2.40% former California Assemblyman William E. "Bill" Hoge
Total 964,199 100.00%  

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

Seat up for regular election Republican Controller  Ron Knecht
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Controller is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 487,068 50.60% Catherine Byrne
  Candidate Republican 445,099 46.24% Controller  Ron Knecht
  Candidate None of these candidates 30,500 3.17% None of these candidates
Total 962,667 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 incumbents, 11 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 11 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 5 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Independent American (affiliate of Constitution): 8 candidates
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  No Political Party: 8 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  None of these candidates: 7 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Const/NVConst.html
Election Authority
  Clark County Election Department
  Nevada Secretary of State
  Nevada Secretary of State - Silver State Election
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Nevada Assembly
  Nevada Legislature
  Nevada Senate
Democratic
  Nevada Democratic Party
Republican
  Nevada Republican Party
Third Party
  Justice Party of Nevada
  Libertarian Party of Nevada
  Nevada Green Party
  Nevada Right to Life
  The Independent American Party of Nevada Note: The Independent American Party of Nevada is an affiliate of the Constitution Party and is has no ties to the national Independent American Party.
  The Unity Party of Nevada
Media & others
  KNPR - Nevada Public Radio - Las Vegas
  KOLO-TV - ABC - Reno
  KRNV-TV - NBC - Reno
  KRXI-TV 11 (FOX - Reno)
  KTNV TV - ABC - Las Vegas
  KTVN TV - CBS - Reno
  KVVU-TV - FOX - Henderson - Las Vegas
  Las Vegas Sun
  Muth's Truths - Las Vegas
  Politics1.com - Nevada
  Reno Gazette-Journal
  The Nevada Independent - Las Vegas

 


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