2020 Election

Un empleado del Registro de Votantes del Condado de Washoe sosteniendo una pila de boletas primarias enviadas por correo.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

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De las más de 490,000 boletas emitidas en las elecciones primarias de Nevada, 10,799 no se pudieron contar en todo el estado, la mayoría debido a firmas nulas que los votantes fallaron en “cotejar”.

A Washoe County Registrar of Voters employee holding a stack of submitted mail-in primary ballots.
David Calvert / The Nevada Independent

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Of the more than 490,000 ballots cast in Nevada’s primary election, 10,799 were unable to be counted statewide — most because of invalid signatures that voters failed to “cure.”

As the United States prepares for a general election complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, a new national survey finds that most Americans support making it easier to vote by mail in November.


Two mail-in ballots.
Paul Boger / KUNR Public Radio

For the first time, a majority of the voters in Nevada will cast a ballot by mail in the upcoming June 9 primary. But the decision to switch to a mostly mail-in election hasn’t come without some controversy. KUNR's Paul Boger has the report.

Exterior of the Reno City Hall building
Jana Sayson

Much of the Reno City Council is up for reelection this fall, and multiple incumbents will have to make it past the June primary in order to be on the ballot in November. KUNR’s Stephanie Serrano spoke to Bob Conrad with This Is Reno to break down those races.

Map of Nevada's U.S. Congressional District 4
U.S. Department of the Interior / Wikipedia Commons

U.S. Congressional seats are up for election this year. And in Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, Democratic incumbent Steven Horsford is campaigning after recently admitting to having an affair outside of his marriage with a congressional intern who did not work for him.

The Nevada State Legislature building.
Alexa Ard / KUNR

Amid the pandemic, it’s election season. The Nevada Legislature is expected to gavel in early 2021, and right now, we are headed into the primaries. Paul Boger spoke with KUNR’s Bree Zender, to give an outlook on the June 9 primaries.

A roll of stickers with an American flag and the text "I voted / Yo Voté."
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Nevada’s June 9 primary will be a mostly mail-in election for the first time. All active registered voters should have already received an absentee ballot in the mail.  

If you haven’t received a ballot and want one or believe you should have received one, you’ll need to go online today, May 21, to register or update your registration information. Today is the last day to do so.

Two mail-in ballots laying on a wood table.
Paul Boger / KUNR

COVID-19 has changed just about every aspect of daily life over the past few months, and that includes Nevada’s June 9 primary. For the first time, the Silver State is holding a mail-in election to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. While many voters have already cast their ballot, others have questions. KUNR’s Paul Boger spoke with Wayne Thorley, Nevada’s deputy secretary for elections, to learn more about the primary.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his 2020 presidential campaign Wednesday, bowing to the commanding delegate lead former Vice President Joe Biden established.

A man casting a ballot at a voting site.
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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Nevada election officials are planning to effectively cancel in-person voting and move the state’s primary election on June 9 to mail ballots only in the wake of the coronavirus crisis gripping the nation, Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announced on March 24.

Un hombre votando en un lugar de votación.
Daniel Clark / The Nevada Independent

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Funcionarios electorales de Nevada planean cancelar la votación en persona y mover las elecciones primarias del estado el 9 de junio hacia un modelo de envío de boletas por correo a raíz de la crisis de coronavirus que afecta a la nación, confirmaron dos fuentes informadas.

A sign with an arrow on it directs voters to the polls.
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We’ve heard a lot about the presidential election this year, but it won’t be the only race on the ballot in November. Dozens of seats across the state are up for grabs in 2020 and as of Friday — the end of the candidate filing period — hundreds of people are vying for those positions. To help us break down that long list ahead of the June primary is KUNR’s Senior Political Reporter Paul Boger.

Three states are voting Tuesday in the Democratic presidential primary: Arizona, Florida and Illinois. Ohio suspended its primary. Follow NPR's live coverage with updates on the ground, news from the candidates, analysis and results.

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have the stage to themselves for Sunday night's Democratic primary debate.

The debate, hosted by CNN and Univision in Washington, D.C., will not have a live audience amid coronavirus concerns.

Follow NPR's live coverage of the debate.

Nevada's Last Caucus?

Mar 12, 2020
Image of a sign that reads "caucus" with an arrow pointing into a gymnasium.
Noah Glick / KUNR Public Radio

Caucus... you've probably heard that word a lot this year. For some, it's a time-honored tradition that allows communities to come together to select a political candidate that best represents them. For others, it’s an overly complicated and outdated way of voting. So now that the Nevada Caucuses are firmly behind us, KUNR's Paul Boger decided to take a look at the Silver State’s caucus system and how it may evolve ahead of the next presidential election.

Our station will increase engagement journalism efforts this year by partnering with other public radio stations and collaborating networks in a regional reporting initiative called America Amplified: Election 2020.

Updated at 1:43 p.m. ET

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning to stay in the 2020 Democratic presidential race despite another disappointing primary night.

Two weeks ago, Sanders was the unlikely front-runner for the nomination. Now former Vice President Joe Biden has consolidated support so rapidly, and won so many states, that Sanders is facing calls to drop out of the race.

But Sanders announced his intention to press on in a statement on Wednesday.

Updated at 5:05 p.m. ET

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden have canceled their respective rallies tonight in Cleveland, Ohio, with the campaigns citing public health concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak.

In the second biggest Democratic primary night next to Super Tuesday, March 10 has six contests. Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington state are choosing Democratic presidential nominees.

Follow NPR's live coverage, including results and analysis.