Ballot Questions
Question 1
Marsy's Law
Question 1, also known as "Marsy's Law," would enshrine in the state constitution the right for victims and people close to victims to be informed about hearings in their case. It also specifies that restitution money is paid to victims before governments collect other fees. The ballot question is funded by billionaire Henry T. Nicholas, whose sister Marsy was killed in California in 1983. It is supported by Gov. Brian Sandoval and Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson. Opponents include the ACLU, which says it could interfere with the rights of the accused, who have more at stake in the judicial process than do victims.
Question 2
Pink tax
Question 2, also called the "Pink Tax," would end the sales tax on sanitary napkins and tampons in the state. Proponents of the bill say these products are a basic medical necessity. Opponents say that it will reduce tax revenue in the state.
Question 3
Energy Choice Initiative
No 2018 ballot question has elicited more questions — or attracted more campaign money spent to influence public opinion — than Question 3, the Energy Choice Initiative. If approved, the proposed constitutional amendment would require Nevada lawmakers to create and adopt a competitive retail electric market by 2023, leaving the current regulated monopoly model in the dustbin of history. Proponents include the Las Vegas Sands Corporation and Switch. The main opponent of Question 3 is NV Energy.
Question 4
Medical device tax exemption
Question 4 would exempt durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs and oxygen tanks from the sales tax. The argument is that Nevada already exempts many medical products such as prosthetics and orthotics from the sales tax, and the state should expand the exemption to things like oxygen tanks and crutches. The PAC backing the ballot question is The Alliance to Stop Taxes on the Sick and Dying, which is funded by medical device providers. There are no formal opponents, but the argument against Question 4 is that it would reduce tax revenue in Nevada.
Question 5
Automatic voter registration
Question 5 seeks to implement automatic voter registration. People would be registered to vote or have their voter information updated when applying for new drivers licenses or ID cards, unless they opted out. Proponents such as the organization iVote and the ACLU say it would help increase voter registration. Opponents say that the system works as-is. Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed the measure in 2016, saying it would take agency away from voters.
Question 6
50 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard
Question 6, also called the Renewable Energy Promotion Initiative, would require Nevada to gradually raise its Renewable Portfolio Standard to 50 percent by 2030. This would double the state’s current mandate of 25 percent by 2025. Because the ballot measure is a proposed constitutional amendment, it needs to pass in 2018 and 2020 to actually take effect. Proponents such as Nextgen Climate Action and Democratic candidate for governor Steve Sisolak say it would provide more clean energy for the state. An opposition group, the Coalition of Energy Users, says the measure would raise the price of electricity.
Voter Registration
598,174 (38%)
Democrats
523,251 (34%)
Republicans
439,503 (28%)
Other
Red indicates that a majority of registered voters in the district are Republican. Purple indicates a "swing" district that has a registration differential between Republicans and Democrats that is within 5 points. Blue indicates a voter registration count that is predominantly Democratic.
Click the Nevada map to see voter registration for each district. This data is current as of October 20, 2018 and reflect the final numbers for the general election.
Recent Polls
Race/TopicPollDateResultsSpread
Question 3Suffolk University/Reno Gazette Journal9/11/18Oppose 51, Support 32 (MOE ±4.4%)Oppose +19
Trump ApprovalSuffolk University/Reno Gazette Journal9/11/18Favorable 44.8, Unfavorable 49.4 (MOE ±4.4%)Unfavorable +4.6
Question 3Suffolk University/Reno Gazette Journal7/31/18Oppose 46, Support 31 (MOE ±4.4%)Oppose +15
Trump ApprovalThe Independent Poll4/12/18Approve 39, Disapprove 56 (MOE ±4%)Disapprove + 17
Trump ApprovalPublic Policy Polling4/4/18Approve 40, Disapprove 55 (MOE ±3.3%)Disapprove +15
Trump ApprovalPublic Policy Polling3/21/18Approve 45, Disapprove 51 (MOE ±3.7%)Disapprove +6
Trump ApprovalTargetSmart1/16/18Favorable 39, Unfavorable 41 (MOE ±4.4%)Unfavorable +2
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