Last Updated on February 9, 2016

Caucuses In Lieu of a Presidential Primary Election in Nevada

Pursuant to Nevada law, Nevada does not conduct Primary Elections to select Presidential candidates. Instead, major political parties hold caucuses. The Clark County Election Department is not involved in the conduct of caucuses and you should contact the Democratic or Republican party for information.

The political parties determine the dates of the caucuses and deadlines by which to be registered to attend.  The caucus dates are below. 

  • The Democratic caucus is currently scheduled for February 20, 2016 (Saturday).

  • The Republican caucus is currently scheduled for February 23, 2016 (Tuesday).


You may contact the major political parties as indicated below:

Democratic Party (County and State)

Clark County Democratic Party

 

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E-Mail: 

caucus@nvdems.com or info@clarkdems.com

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Phone:

(702) 586-6402

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Fax:

(702) 684-7108

Nevada State Democratic Party

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E-Mail: 

caucus@nvdems.com or info@nvdems.com

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Phone:

(702) 737-8683

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Fax:

(702) 735-2700

Republican Party (County and State)

Clark County Republican Party

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E-Mail

info@clarkgop.org

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Phone:

(702) 258-9184

Nevada State Republican Party

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E-Mail

info@nevadagop.org

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Phone:

(702) 586-2000

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Fax:

(702) 258-9186

What Is a Caucus?


Each major party conducts their caucuses differently. Therefore, contact the parties, as indicated above, for details. Also see the Nevada Secretary of State's web page on the "History of Nevada Presidential Preference Primary Elections and Caucuses".


Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS)


The NRS sections below address political party caucuses. Click the bolded citation to directly go to the actual law.

NRS 293.133

Number of delegates from voting precincts to county convention.

NRS 293.135

Precinct meetings of registered voters before county convention: Time and place; notice.

NRS 293.137

Election of delegates to county convention; procedure if precinct fails to elect delegates; certificates given to elected delegates; party to adopt procedural rules.

NRS 293.140

County conventions: Manner of organization; authorized action of delegates.

NRS 293.150

State conventions: Place and actions; additional conventions.


More Information


The Clark County Election Department is not involved in the conduct of caucuses. For more information, contact either of the major political parties.

Last modified at 2/9/2016 8:47 by System Account