Bill Would Shift Nevada to a Presidential Primary State

A bill introduced Monday in the Nevada Legislature would make the Silver State a Presidential Primary state. Assembly Bill 126 shifts Nevada from a caucus system and establishes requirements and procedures for conducting a presidential preference primary election. Assemblyman Jason Frierson, Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson, and Assemblywoman Brittney Miller are all sponsors. The legislation includes ten days of early voting and same-day voter registration. It moves the date of the primary to the second to last Tuesday in January making Nevada the first in the nation presidential nominating state.