Town Hall debate Thursday |

Town Hall debate Thursday

Staff Reports

Candidates for sheriff and at least one of the candidates for Assembly District 39 will gather in Minden on Thursday for a town hall debate.

Sponsored by the Business Council of Douglas County, the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Record-Courier the town hall debate will fill the CVIC Hall.

Organizer Renea Louie encouraged residents to arrive early to make sure they get a seat, as the event fills up every year.

Louie said she's received confirmation from all three Douglas County Sheriff's candidates, Sheriff Ron Pierini, Michael Gyll and Dave Brady, as well as Assembly 39 Republican candidate Robin Reedy.

According to Assemblyman Jim Wheeler's campaign manager, the incumbent has a prior engagement and won't attend Thursday's debate.

Sample ballots for the June 10 primary election have been posted online and will be mailed to Douglas County voters on May 19 in preparation for the start of early voting on May 24.

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Nevada has a closed primary ballot, which means that Republicans vote on Republican candidates, while Democrats vote for their candidates. Independent and minor party voters only get nonpartisan races on their ballot. Because the sheriff's race is nonpartisan, it will appear on everyone's ballot.

Republicans in Douglas County will see four races on their ballots in addition to sheriff, including governor, lieutenant governor, controller and the assembly.

Democrats will see races for congress, governor and lieutenant governor on their ballots.

Nonpartisan and minor party voters have only the sheriff's race on their ballot. Other nonpartisan offices, including both district judges and school board appear on all ballots, but no one faces an opponent.

The last day to change voter registration is May 20.

As of Thursday, there were 16,789 Republicans and 8,509 Democrats registered in Douglas County. Independent Americans make up the third largest party in the county with 1,779 registered voters. There are 5,317 nonpartisan voters in the county.

Sheriff's candidates are also scheduled to appear today before the Douglas County Republican Women at their luncheon at the Carson Valley Inn.

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