03 Sep VoteSmartNV Voter Guide Re-launches Ahead of Nevada Midterm General Election
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VoteSmartNV Voter Guide Re-launches Ahead of Nevada Midterm General Election
NEVADA – As Nevada prepares for the November 8th General Election, Silver State Voices and Institute for a Progressive Nevada (IPN) have once again relaunched VoteSmartNV.org, a nonpartisan guide to inform Nevada voters. VoteSmartNV is a nonpartisan project which lists each candidate for each major office and includes candidates’ responses, in their own words, to standardized survey questions on various topics asked by a broad and diverse coalition of 501(c)3 community organizations. The 2022 guide also features up-to-date information on voting with mail ballots and other election policy changes made since the 2020 election, with a hotline number and translation options available in multiple languages.
“We are proud to once again launch the nonpartisan VoteSmartNV voter guide ahead of this year’s very important general election. This guide serves as a useful and necessary tool to help Nevada voters inform themselves about who is on the ballot, and where they stand on issues important to Nevada communities,” said Emily Persaud-Zamora, Executive Director of Silver State Voices. “Last year, the Nevada legislature passed legislation to send every eligible registered voter a mail ballot, as well as expand automatic voter registration and make accessibility accommodations for voters with disabilities and in the armed services. We are excited about these policies, and hope to see increased interest and turnout from Nevada voters, particularly those from historically marginalized communities, as a result. We see VoteSmartNV.org as a vital resource for Nevada voters by helping get their questions answered with accurate information, as well as make their own choices as they fill out their general election ballot.”
“Regardless of one’s age, race, background, or party, all eligible Nevada voters deserve to be empowered to make their voice heard,” said Annette Magnus, Executive Director of Institute for a Progressive Nevada. “At a time when the freedom to vote is under attack in many other states, as laws making voting opportunities more restrictive move through legislatures around the country, we’re proud to say that Nevada has stood apart by passing policies to strengthen voting rights. To help Nevada voters make informed choices during this midterm election, and to disperse accurate, nonpartisan information about how our election system works and the options available to voters, we are proud to join Silver State Voices in once again launching the VoteSmartNV.org tool ahead of sample ballots being dispersed. We encourage all Nevada voters to review candidates’ answers, as well as the information about how to cast their ballot, so they can feel confident in making the best choices for themselves and their communities, and feel comfort and familiarity with the voting process in Nevada.”
About: This is a non-partisan voter guide – all candidates that have filed for each office listed were asked to submit answers to the same set of questions. All candidates who responded have their answers listed, unedited, on their respective candidate page. We do not support, oppose or endorse any candidate, campaign, or political party. In 2020, nearly 100,000 Nevada voters statewide accessed the VoteSmartNV voter guide, up from 23,000 in 2018. The current guide also includes candidates for municipal races, which were moved to even-numbered years by the Nevada Legislature.
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