| Don Clyde | NPR.org |

Nevada voters have approved a ballot measure that makes sweeping changes to the election system in their state, according to a race call by the Associated Press.

The measure, which was passing by 52.8% as of Sunday morning, establishes open primary elections in which the top five candidates advance and then a ranked-choice voting system for general elections.

Until now, Nevada has used closed primaries…

The system would operate for state and federal elections, but would not include the race for U.S. president.

Until now, Nevada has used closed primaries, which means people can only vote for candidates with the same political affiliation as on their registration. Voters can also only cast a ballot for one candidate per race.

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