Tuesday, Nov. 4 is general election day in the U.S., and early voting in Nevada begins tomorrow, Oct. 18.
On the ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives are Russell Best, Independent; Steve Brown, Libertarian; Cresent Hardy, Republican; and Steven Horsford, Democrat.
In the statewide race for Governor, Democrat Bob Goodman, Republican Brian Sandoval, and Independent American Party David Lory VanDerBeek.
For Lieutenant Governor, Democrat Lucy Flores, Republican Mark Hutchison, and Independent American Party Mike Little.
For Secretary of State, Republican Barbara Cegavske and Democrat Kate Marshall.
For State Treasurer, Independent American Party Kress Cave, Republican Dan Schwartz, and Democrat Kim Wallin,
For State Controller, Independent American Party Tom Jones, Republican Ron Knecht and Democrat Andrew Martin.
For State Attorney General, Independent American Party Jonathan Hansen, Republican Adam Laxalt and Democrat Ross Miller.
Several races on the Lincoln County ballot are offices where the candidate is running unopposed including James Oscarson for State Assembly, District 36, Supreme Court Justice Seat B Kristina Pickering, and Supreme Court Justice Seat D Mark Gibbons.
Others running unopposed in Lincoln County are County Clerk Lisa Lloyd, County Commissioner District B Paul Donohue, Commissioner District D Kevin Phillips, District Attorney Daniel Hooge, and County Treasurer Shawn Frehner.
The two county offices that are contested are the Assessor’s, by Republican Mark Holt and Democrat incumbent Melanie McBride, and Recorder/Auditor by Democrat incumbent Leslie Boucher and Independent American Party David Severns.
On the ballot are statewide measures and constitutional amendments.
Question 1 – Amendment to the Nevada constitution: Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to create a Court of Appeals that would decide appeals of District Court decisions in certain civil and criminal cases?
Question 2 – Amendment to the Nevada Constitution: Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to remove the cap on the taxation of minerals and other requirements and restrictions related to the taxation of mines, mining claims, and minerals and the distribution of money collected from such taxation?
Question 3 – Amendment to the Nevada Revised Statutes: Shall the Nevada Revised Statutes be amended to create a 2% tax to be imposed on a margin of the gross revenue of entities doing business in Nevada whose total revenue for any taxable year exceeds $1 million, with the proceeds of the tax going to the State Distributive School Account to be apportioned among Nevada’s school districts and charter schools?
The schedule for early voting, all at the Courthouse in Pioche, is Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Oct. 20-24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Oct. 27-Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The regular general election will be held Nov. 4 at your local polling place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Profiles of the Lincoln County candidates will be featured in next week’s issue, Oct. 24.