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.
Democratic caucus is currently scheduled for
February 20, 2016 (Saturday).
Republican caucus is currently scheduled for
February 23, 2016 (Tuesday).
You may contact the major political parties as indicated below:
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.
Number of delegates from voting precincts to county convention.
Precinct meetings of registered voters before county convention: Time and place; notice.
Election of delegates to county convention; procedure if precinct fails to elect delegates; certificates given to elected delegates; party to adopt procedural rules.
County conventions: Manner of organization; authorized action of delegates.
State conventions: Place and actions; additional conventions.
The Clark County Election Department is not involved in the conduct of caucuses. For more information, contact either of the
major political parties.