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NV election experts share 'what to know' ahead of 2024 races

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Monday, November 13, 2023   

With less than a year until the 2024 presidential election, Nevada election experts see a number of threats that could affect voters - from disinformation to voter suppression efforts.

That's why they're stressing it's important to know your rights.

Executive Director of Silver State Voices Emily Persaud-Zamora said Nevada has three elections next year - the presidential preference primary in February, the primary in June and the General Election in early November.

If you're at least 18 years old and have been a Nevada resident for at least 30 days, you can vote. Persaud-Zamora said you won't have to show an ID, unless you're a first-time voter - and it isn't all about the presidential race.

"Yes, we have a presidential election coming up and so, it's super important," said Persaud-Zamora. "But, you know, there is a lot of stuff going on right now with the school board. You have an opinion about that? Some of those people will be up for election. So, make sure you're registered so you can make your voice be heard in those particular things."

She added that donating time to groups that work to protect the democratic process can make a big difference.

Her organization helps run the nonpartisan Election Protection Program, and says they're always looking for volunteers. Or, she suggests donating to nonprofits that work to engage voters in marginalized communities.

Kerry Durmick is the Nevada State Director for All Voting is Local. She said in the last legislative session, two voting-access laws were passed that directly impact tribal nations.

SB 216 mandates what Durmick called "better communication" between Nevada's tribal nations and election officials, ensuring better access to polling places and voting.

And SB 327 streamlines the establishment of polling places and ballot drop-boxes on reservations.

"We really grew reservation-based polling places," said Durmick, "from two polling places in 2019, to 17 in 2022. And hopefully in 2024 we will see even more, because of some of these bills that were signed into law."

Durmick said more work needs to be done to ensure language access when voting.

AB 246 would have done just that, but was vetoed by Gov. Joe Lombardo. Since then, Clark County has agreed to translate materials into Chinese for all three elections in 2024.

Support for this reporting was provided by The Carnegie Corporation of New York.



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