Three Douglas primary races shaping up with filing less than two weeks out

A new voter holds a clipboard on Valentine’s Day. Photo Special to The R-C

A new voter holds a clipboard on Valentine’s Day. Photo Special to The R-C


By this time next month, the stage will be set for the 2022 election.

Filing for local and county elected positions is March 7-18 at the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 1616 Eighth St., in Minden.

Filing for state offices is conducted through the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office in Carson City.

Most of Douglas County’s partisan offices will be settled in the June 7 Republican Primary.

As of this week, The Record-Courier has received announcements that portend at least three Republican primary races, including both seats in the Nevada Legislature and the County Commissioners District 2 seat.

On Valentine’s Day, Republicans conducted a Valentine Voter Registrars registered eight voters.

“The word about the DMV switches is getting out as well as the closed primary and nonpartisan voters being unable to vote gubernatorial candidates in Nevada in June,” said Republican Central Committee Voter Registration Lead Virginia Nisse.

It’s hard to find people who aren’t registered to vote in Douglas County, which had 40,546 active voters in January out of a population of around 50,000, according to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office.

The Douglas County Lincoln Reagan Dinner at the Carson Valley Inn sold out on Friday morning, according to Republican Central Committee Voter Registration Lead Virginia Nisse.

On Thursday, Nevada Controller candidate Andy Matthews visited Gardnerville before going to Friday’s big event. Matthews said he is taking over the Morning in America PAC while Adam Laxalt runs for U.S. Senate and expects the event to occur again this summer.

According to the Secretary of State’s Office the number of nonpartisan active voters in Douglas County exceeded Democrats in January 8,554 to 8,347.

Part of that might be related to the fact those registering through the DMV are automatically registered nonpartisan and they have to send in a card to correct that.

Because Nevada is a closed primary state, only the county’s 20,687 Republicans may vote to determine the Republican nominee in several races.

Voters may check their registration at

The county’s Democrats heard from Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto who appeared virtually on Feb. 7. Campaign Finance Director Tyler Landon participated in the gathering in person.

Cortez Masto is running for re-election to the Senate.

Langdon told Democrats that its important for the party to be aware of the election and to get out the vote.


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