Presidential Preference Primary (PPP)

Last Updated 3/15/2023

Nevada no longer has presidential caucuses. Instead, we will have a Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, as part of the nationwide process to choose the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates for the November General Election ballot. Early voting for the PPP will be seven days, from Saturday, January 27, to Friday, February 2. The PPP will generally be run like any other election here, except that: (1) early voting is only seven days instead of 14, and (2) you may vote only if the party in your voter registration is Democratic or Republican and that party has more than one candidate running in Nevada.

A Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) Replaces Major Party (Democratic and Republican) Caucuses
AB126 of the 2021 Nevada legislative session authorized Presidential Preference Primaries (PPP) to replace major party caucuses. Starting in 2024, Nevada will have a PPP instead of caucuses to determine the preferences of registered Democratic and Republican voters for their party’s nominee for U.S. President from among multiple candidates in their party.

You may only vote for candidates from your own major political party (the major party you specified in your voter registration). Voters who do not have Democratic or Republican as their party in their registration may not vote in this election. Existing Clark County voters may update their party online or in person when they check in to vote using the same-day registration updates process. New Clark County voters may also register online or in person when they check in to vote using the same-day registration process.

Like any other election in Clark County, the Clark County Election Department will conduct the PPP. Like all elections in Nevada, it will be an all-mail ballot election. In-person voting options will still be available during early voting and on Election Day.

Non-Major Party Candidates
Candidates whose political party is anything other than Democratic or Republican will not participate in the PPP. These candidates will go directly to the General Election ballot. For more information, contact the Secretary of State's office.

Election Day Date
The first Tuesday in February in presidential election years is the date for the PPP. In 2024, it will be February 6.

Early Voting Dates
Early voting for the PPP will start 10 days before Election Day and end the Friday before Election Day. In 2024, PPP early voting will be from January 27 (Saturday) to February 2 (Friday).

Candidate Filing Dates
October 1-15 of the year before the PPP are the dates for candidate filing with the Nevada Secretary of State. However, per the Nevada Secretary of State, "October 1, 2023, and October 15, 2023, are Sundays. Therefore the candidate filing period begins on Monday, October 2, 2023, and ends at 5pm on Monday, October 16, 2023."

Existing registration time frames and procedures, including those for same-day registration and same-day updates, will apply to the PPP.

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