NV-SOS Denies Ballot Access to the Green Party Candidate

After review of the signatures on applications presented to the Clark County Registrar, it was determined that insufficient “valid” signatures were obtained in order to qualify Green Party candidate Jill Stein a spot on Nevada’s 2016 General Election Ballot.

That Clark County decision was appealed to the NV Secretary of State, Barbara Cegavske. After a review of the procedures used by Clark County, she affirmed Clark County’s results and denied the Green Party’s appeal pursuant to Nevada statute NRS 293.12795(3).

The Secretary of State hereby affirms the Certificate of Results of Signature Examination for the Nevada Green Party ballot access petition submitted by the Clark County Registrar of Voters on June 21, 2016. It is the finding of this office that the Nevada Green Party ballot access petition was properly verified by the Clark County Registrar of Voters in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and procedures.  Accordingly, the Appeal by the Nevada Green Party Contesting Clark County’s Verification of Signatures in Support of the Green Party’s Ballot Access Petition is denied. Pursuant to NRS 293.12795(1)(b), the Clark County Registrar of Voters will be notified that the petition at issue remains insufficient. This decision is final for purposes of judicial review, pursuant to NRS 293.12795(3).


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NV Secretary of State’s Office Certifies Sufficiency of 3 Petitions

(Carson City, NV; July 12, 2016) – Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, in her capacity as Nevada’s chief elections officer, today certified that the petitions returned for The Energy Choice Initiative, Medical Patient Tax Relief Act, and Referendum on Certain Provisions Related to Net Metering Set Forth in 2015 Statutes of Nevada, Chapter 379 are sufficient and will appear on the 2016 general election ballot. In addition, pursuant to NAC 293.090, Secretary of State Cegavske has designated the three petitions as Question Number 3, Question Number 4, and Question Number 5, respectively. A legal challenge against Question Number 5 (the net metering referendum) is still pending before the Nevada Supreme Court.

PetitionPetitioners were required to collect and submit 55,234 valid signatures from registered Nevada voters, including at least 13,809 signatures in each of the four petition districts, for each petition. Only registered voters of the county and petition district where the petition Initiats were circulated were qualified to sign the petitions. The breakdown of the signature examinations conducted by the local election officials can be found by clicking on the following links:

The text and status of various initiatives and referendum being proposed for the 2016 general election can be found in the “Election Center” of the Nevada Secretary of State’s website, www.nvsos.gov, or by clicking here.

The Nevada Secretary of State’s Office will now be appointing people to serve on ballot question committees and develop the arguments for and against all three ballot questions. These arguments, as well as other relevant information, will be printed in the sample ballots delivered to all registered voters before the general election on November 8, 2016.

VOTER ALERT: Nevada Secretary of State Cegavske Advises Voters to Beware of Information Received from Non-Official Resources

Contact: Kaitlin Barker
(702) 486-6982

(Carson City, NV; June 23, 2016) – As we enter the 2016 general election cycle, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske would like to inform registered voters and individuals not registered to vote that they may be contacted by non-governmental organizations about their voter registration status. Nevadans are advised that the information provided by these organizations may not accurately reflect their official and current voter registration status.

Any person who receives voter registration status information from these organizations that does not appear to be accurate is encouraged to verify their voter information using the Secretary of State’s MyVoterFile verification tool at https://nvsos.gov/votersearch. MyVoterFile allows people to check their voter registration status and political party affiliation, as well as find important information about upcoming elections, including polling locations and electronic sample ballots. Anybody who is concerned that the information they received from these voter outreach organizations may be inaccurate is encouraged to check their voter registration status online before contacting their local election official or the Secretary of State’s office.

Secretary Cegavske also reminds people that all official election mail from the Secretary of State’s office and local election officials will contain the following logo:

Official Election Mail Logo from Secretary of State's Office

Although mail from non-governmental voter participation organizations may appear to be official correspondence from state or local election officials, Nevadans are encouraged to read the entire mail piece, including the fine print, to determine the name of the sender.

For more information about official election mail versus mail from non-governmental organizations, please visit http://www.nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=1578. Questions relating to voter registration may be directed to the Secretary of State’s Elections Division at 775-684-5705, nvelect@sos.nv.gov, or by contacting your County Clerk or Registrar of Voters.