June was primary election month with the competitive and most visible races concentrated in the Republican primary. Because of this, voter registration numbers for June saw the Republican Party increasing voter share across the board with minor parties losing. Non-Partisan fluctuation was mixed. Voter share of those not registered as either Democratic or Republican remains the largest voting block statewide and in Clark and Washoe counties. Non-Partisan remains the largest group among voters 18 to 34 years of age and when combined with minor party registration is hovering around 50 percent.
Douglas Goodman provides additional details of voter registration and party affiliation trends on the “Nevadans for Election Reform Website”:
Competitive Primary Races Lead to Slight GOP Voter Share Gain
On July 3, 2022, Nevada Voters First turned in over 266,000 signatures to bring top-five open primaries and ranked choice voting to Nevada. We only needed 140,000. Once verified, the referendum initiative will be on the ballot in November.
This is a significant step forward for representative government in Nevada and the voters will decide in November. An informed vote will assure progress towards representative government for voters and not for the big money interests and legislative influence. Watch this site for more about that.
We first reported on the lack of representative government in Nevada when we covered the 2018 primary elections. Here is that blast from the past whose reality still haunts our election system today.