Nevada AG recommends $25M wildfire settlement
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's attorney general is recommending approval of a $25 million settlement with homeowners and others who sought more than $300 million in damages from the state after a...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The number of registered voters in Nevada grew slightly in April.
Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske's office on Wednesday announced it recorded about 9,400...
Number of registered Nevada voters grows slightly in January
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske says the number of registered voters in the state grew in January by less than 1 percent.
Cegavske's office announced Friday that 7,754 more voters were enrolled last month than in December 2018.
Overall there are almost 1.6 million active, registered voters in the state.
Nevada high court slates arguments in voter signatures case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court plans oral arguments next month on the lingering question of whether voters can have their signatures removed from petitions submitted in a state recall bid.
The seven justices are scheduled Feb. 5 in Carson City to hear an appeal arising from a failed Republican-backed attempt last year to recall Democratic state Sens. Nicole Cannizzaro and Joyce Woodhouse.
Nevada voter registration numbers drop by 3,700 people
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Secretary of State's office says Nevada's voter registration numbers dropped by about 3,700 last month when voters were moved to inactive status.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said Thursday that Nevada has 1,582,293 million active registered voters. About 38 percent are Democrats and 33 percent are Republican. Nonpartisans make up 22 percent.
Cegavske says the voters were moved to inactive status as part of routine list maintenance.
Sen.-elect Rosen hires ex-Assemblyman Araujo to new staff
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Assemblyman Nelson Araujo will be working for Nevada's new Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday that Araujo will serve as the Democrat's state director.
Araujo was first elected to the state Legislature in 2014. He lost a race this year for secretary of state to incumbent Republican Barbara Cegavske.
Nevada sets new voter registration mark; Democrats gain
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's top election official is reporting a new high in voter registration statewide, with an uptick in declared Democrats turning the state a little more blue.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske (seg-AHV'-skee) said Tuesday that 25,000 people registered to vote from mid-October to the end of November, bringing the overall statewide voter registration total to nearly 1.6 million.
Democrats narrowly miss sweep of statewide offices
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Final election results Tuesday confirmed a Democratic sweep of almost all statewide offices, taking control of the governor's office for the first time in two decades and flipping seats in the offices of lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer and controller.
Republican Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, who presented the final results to the Nevada Supreme Court for a canvass of the votes Tuesday, was the only Republican to win statewide.
Nearly 42,000 Nevadans registered to vote in October
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Secretary of State reports nearly 42,000 people registered to vote in in October, setting a new record for active registered voters in the state.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske's office reported over the weekend that 1,560,928 Nevadans were active, registered voters in time for the November midterm elections.
Democrats make up 38 percent of those voters, Republicans are 34 percent and nonpartisans are 22 percent.
Democrats file complaint with Cegavske over Cegavske ad
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Democrats have filed an election complaint with Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske's office alleging that Cegavske violated state election laws by failing to disclose who paid for her campaign television ad.
The complaint filed with Cegavske's office Wednesday also says Cegavske's ad did not include a required message stating that the candidate had approved the ad.
Number of registered Nevada voters jumps in August
LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 26,000 people registered to vote in Nevada last month, the biggest increase so far this year.
Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske's office announced Tuesday that there are nearly 1.5 million active, registered voters in the state following August voter registration drives.
Democrats grew their numbers by about 1.7 percent and make up about 38 percent of Nevada's registered voters.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The number of registered voters increased slightly last month as political parties and activists on the left and right work to boost their numbers ahead of this year's midterm elections.
Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske reported Wednesday that there were about 5,400 more voters added to the rolls in July.
There are about 1.5 million voters registered in the state.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Secretary of State's Office says it is closing an investigation into six people who voted twice during the June primary election after finding that they did not intentionally cast two ballots.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announced Tuesday that five of the six voters initially cast ballots during a two-week early voting period and then voted again on Election Day after forgetting they had already voted.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada voters will be asked this fall if the state should require renewable energy production to increase faster than the current pace.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske (seg-AHV'-skee) announced that the Renewable Energy Promotion Initiative will be Question 6 on the November ballot.
She says Nevadans for a Clean Energy Future submitted more than the required 112,500 signatures from registered voters statewide.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Democrat Nelson Araujo for Nevada secretary of state.
Araujo's campaign made the announcement Tuesday morning.
Biden says in a statement that Araujo protected small businesses and first responders as a member of the Nevada Assembly and will defend the right to free and fair elections as secretary of state.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than 15,000 Nevadans registered to vote in May, bringing to 1.44 million the number of active voters eligible to cast ballots in upcoming primary elections, the state's top election official said Friday.
The number of active registered voters at the close of registration for the June 12 vote was up 11.4 percent from the nearly 1.3 million registered before 2016 primary elections, Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The number of active registered voters in Nevada grew slightly last month as Democrats and Republicans work to grow their numbers ahead of this year's midterm elections.
Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announced Tuesday that about 5,300 more Democrats and 2,800 more Republicans were registered to vote in April.
There were also about 3,800 nonpartisan voters who registered last month.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada elections officials say campaigns to recall two Democratic state lawmakers have fallen short of the required number of voter signatures, curtailing a controversial effort to give Republicans control of the state Senate.
Nevada Senate Democrats cheered Monday the end of an effort they billed as "an incredible waste of time, taxpayer money and public resources."
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — More than 63,000 people whose names were moved last month from active to inactive status on Nevada voter registration rolls can still vote, a top state elections official said Thursday.
Most probably moved without updating their voter registration address, said Wayne Thorley, deputy elections official to Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the removal of 63,000 names from an active to inactive voter lists in Nevada, a total of about 4 percent (all times local):
An aide to Nevada's top election official says the 63,000 names moved from active voter lists last month to inactive status can still vote.
Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley says they weren't dropped from voter rolls.
Funds approved for Nevada state Capitol veterans’ memorial
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada officials have allocated $450,000 for a new veterans' memorial at the state Capitol complex.
Gov. Brian Sandoval, Attorney General Adam Laxalt and Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske (seg-AHV'-skee), acting as the state Board of Examiners, approved funds Tuesday for the Battle Born Memorial to Nevada's Fallen Warriors.
Plans call for the memorial to feature the names of Nevada service members who died as part of its structural elements.
LAUGHLIN — Bob Bilbray, of Bilbray Industries and strategic development advisor for the Laughlin Economic Development Corporation, provided LEDC members with an update on the lagoon project, highlighting the importance of getting input and making sure the project is done right.
Bilbray talked to the group during a leadership forum Oct. 26. The forum included guest speakers Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske and State Senator Dr. Joe Hardy.
LAUGHLIN — Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske and Nevada Senator Dr. Joe Hardy visited as part of the Laughlin Economic Development Corporation’s leadership forum Oct. 26.
Cegavske recently visited the Laughlin Republican Women’s Club and returned with some good news for the town and to recap what her job is at the state. Hardy talked about his story and the importance of the LEDC.
Nevada Secretary of State Cegavske seeks re-election.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske (suh-GAV'-skee) is running for re-election.
The Las Vegas Republican who previously served more than 15 years in the state Legislature announced her bid Monday for a second, four-year term in 2018.
Cegavske said in a statement her priorities include modernizing business registration and licensing processes. She says she also wants to continue to work with state and local officials to ensure the integrity of Nevada's elections.
LAUGHLIN — Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske may have been the headliner, but a few other guest speakers made their appearance at the Laughlin Republican Women’s Club barbecue event Sept. 18 and took a few moments to speak.
Nevada assemblyman announces bid for secretary of state
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A two-term Nevada state lawmaker from Las Vegas says he'll run as a Democrat next year against the incumbent Republican secretary of state.
Assemblyman Nelson Araujo (ah-RAU'-hoh) made the announcement Monday in a statement pointing to national political battles over voter identification and access.
Araujo quickly followed with endorsements from party leaders including former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and current Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's top election official said Friday the state will provide public voter data requested by a White House commission that is investigating claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election, but it will not turn over voters' confidential information.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said she has directed her office to cooperate with President Donald Trump's Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Republican secretary of state says three people who had not obtained citizenship by the 2016 election participated unlawfully in November.
They are at the center of Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske's ongoing probe into voter fraud. She has said some state employees may have inadvertently registered green card holders to vote.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's secretary of state has launched a voter fraud investigation, claiming the Department of Motor Vehicles may have inadvertently added a number of people to the voter rolls who were not citizens in the last presidential election.
Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske made the announcement in a letter Friday evening to the state DMV director, Terri Albertson.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Democratic Party has chosen a sitting state legislator as its new chairperson.
Assemblyman William McCurdy, D-Las Vegas, was picked Saturday at the Central Committee meeting.
Officials say the 28-year-old McCurdy is the youngest chairperson in the party's modern history.
Vegas man accused of submitting false signatures for ballot
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 55-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested on felony charges that he submitted false signatures to try to qualify Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein for the November ballot, authorities said.
Renaldo Johnson was in jail Monday on $75,000 bail following his arrest Friday in a December indictment. He is charged with petition misconduct, unlawful use of personal information and perjury, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said.
Governor, elections chief say no illegal voting in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's governor and top state election official said Wednesday they know of no evidence that anyone voted illegally last November.
Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval told reporters at a National Governor's Association meeting in Washington, D.C., that he was unaware of any illegally cast ballots in Nevada during last year's presidential election.
State closer to funding taxes for recreational marijuana
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Department of Taxation could soon receive nearly $890,000 for startup costs needed to begin regulating and taxing Nevada's new recreational marijuana industry.
Tax office seeks funds to create recreational pot rules
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada tax officials are seeking a nearly $900,000 loan to hire four officers to create regulations for the newly passed recreational marijuana law.
A state Department of Taxation request to tap funds from an Interim Finance Contingency Account will be considered Tuesday by the three-member state Board of Examiners, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2j9oCEF ).
The Latest: Nevada’s 6 electors cast ballots for Clinton
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on Nevada's Electoral College vote to certify the winner of the state's presidential contest (all times local):
Nevada's six Democratic presidential electors have cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine in accordance with state law.
Half of Nevada’s 6 electors backed Sanders at start
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's six Democratic presidential electors intend to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in accordance with state law. But half of them admit they started off supporting Bernie Sanders.
The six electors are scheduled to gather at the State Capitol in Carson City at 2 p.m. Monday to formally hand their ballot to Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske (suh-GAV'-skee).
Nevada ballot recount changes just 15 Trump, Clinton votes
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A recount of ballots from five Nevada counties turned up just 15 erroneous votes between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump and no change in the results of the Nov. 8 presidential election, the top state election official said Thursday.
Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske declared the recount finished.
3 from Nevada tribes win awards for fight for voting rights
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Indian Commission honored three Native Americans who successfully fought a pair of counties and the secretary of state to get satellite polling places on two reservations.
Ralph Burns and Jimmie James of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and Johnny Williams Jr. of the Walker River Paiute Tribe received American Indian Community Leader of the Year awards during the commission's recent banquet ceremony at the governor's mansion.
Nevada closing the books on election results with canvass
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will close the book on this year's election results with a ceremony in Carson City on Tuesday.
State supreme court justices will meet in the capitol building for the official canvass, where they'll sign off on results that each county commission has already approved. Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske is also expected to give remarks.
Nevada voter turnout 77 percent; below figure 4 years ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Voter turnout of 77 percent statewide in Nevada on Tuesday fell short of the 81 percent figure for the presidential election in 2012.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske reported Wednesday that more than 1.1 million of the state's nearly 1.5 million active registered voters cast ballots in the election that saw Republican President-elect Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Nevada favored Clinton, by 48 percent to 46 percent for Trump.
Officials: No arrests, few disruptions at Nevada vote sites
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Nevada reported no arrests and few disruptions at polling places during voting Tuesday in hotly contested presidential, state and local races.
A spokeswoman for Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said Wednesday that a statewide command center logged no serious incidents.
In Las Vegas, Clark County school police say a man who wanted to accompany ballots to a counting center was escorted away from a high school polling site.
Heck campaign voices confidence in Nevada elections chief
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican Rep. Joe Heck's campaign says the Senate candidate has a great deal of confidence in Nevada's elections chief and will undoubtedly accept the results of his own race.
Heck is on duty with the Army Reserves through Friday and unavailable for comment, but a campaign spokesman responded to questions about whether Heck had doubts about the election's integrity.
State, federal officials say Nevada voting will be secure
LAS VEGAS (AP) — With allegations flying three weeks before Election Day, top state election officials and federal authorities in Nevada said Tuesday they're watching, listening and committed to ensuring a fraud-free vote on Nov. 8.
Mail-in voter registration deadline extended to Tuesday
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's chief elections officer is extending the deadline to register to vote by mail amid concerns that the current deadline violates federal law.
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said late Friday that she's asking all 17 Nevada county clerks and registrars to accept registration forms postmarked as late as Oct. 11.
US Justice Department backs Nevada tribes on voting test
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Justice Department sided with two Nevada tribes' interpretation of a key part of the U.S. Voting Rights Act and a judge said she will issue a ruling Friday in the native Paitues' legal battle with state and county officials over minority access to the polls.
Nevada tribes: Unequal polling access violates voting rights
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Tribal leaders in Nevada asked a U.S. judge Wednesday to order the state and two counties to establish satellite polling places on reservations where they say Native Americans are being denied an equal opportunity to vote in the November elections.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Pahrump woman who helped register people to vote outside of a Wal-Mart and grocery stores has been arrested on suspicion of falsifying registration forms and preventing at least one person from participating in the primary.
Tina Marie Parks, 45, was arrested on suspicion of 11 felony counts including intimidating voters and perjury, Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said Wednesday. She was in custody Wednesday with bail set at $100,000, Nye...