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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – This year in particular, voters registered as non-partisan and with a minor party weren’t able to vote much in the primary election last month here in Nevada.
But a group called “Nevadans for Election Reform” says it wants to change that. The group is part of a coalition that is sponsored by a PAC called “Nevada Voters First.”
The non-partisan and minor party voters are the largest voting bloc in the state.
“Ranked-Choice” voting they say will allow everyone to vote and place the most viable candidates on the November ballot. They say that’s because non-partisan and third-party voters will have their say.
And their say here in Nevada is significant.
“The non-partisan and minor party voters are the largest voting bloc in the state,” says Doug Goodman, Executive Director of Nevadans for Election Reform.
Under the ballot question, “Ranked-Choice” voting would apply only to federal, constitutional, and state elections in Nevada.
If the required number of signatures on the petition is approved by the Secretary of State’s office the question will appear on the ballot. “Ranked-Choice” would need to be approved twice by the voters as it asks to change the state constitution to allow for such a system. In 2025 Nevada’s Legislature will take the new system and plug it into state statute.