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Date: September 16, 2016      

Contact: Abby Johnson, (775) 885-0612 or Nancy Wall, (775) 882-4798

League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada

Election Forums Will Present All Candidates, Questions

League of Women Voters Hosts Three Evenings in October

Carson City, NV -- The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada, in partnership with Sierra Nevada Forums, American Association of University Women Capital (NV) Branch, and PFLAG Carson Region, will present a series of election forums on October 11, 12 and 18. The free forums will feature state and local candidates and experts on the questions that will appear on the November 8 Carson City ballot.  The public is invited to attend the three forums at the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall, 511 West King Street, Carson City.  Doors open at 5:30, and the forums begin at 6:00 each evening.  The Nevada Appeal is media sponsor of the forums.

“We are delighted that our invitation was well-received and that each and every state and local candidate on the ballot committed to being at this forum,” said Nancy Scott, LWVNNV Co-President.  “Voters who attend all three of these forums can become fully informed about the candidates and the questions.”

Attendees having questions for the candidates or about the ballot questions may submit them in writing the night of the forums. The lineups for the three evenings are as follows:

Oct. 11, 2016:  Congressional District 2: Mark Amodei, Chip Evans, John Everhart, Drew Knight. State Board of Education District 2: David W. Carter, Pat Hickey. Board of Regents District 9: Carol Del Carlo, Sara Lafrance. Assembly District 40: Michael Greedy, Al Kramer, John Wagner.

Oct. 12, 2016:  Carson City Mayor: Chris Carver, Bob Crowell; Board of Supervisors: Brad Bonkowski, Maurice White, John Barrette, and Jim Shirk. School Board Trustee District 5: Steven Reynolds and Michael B. Walker Jr. Carson City’s ballot question concerning the indexing of the gas tax will be discussed.

Oct. 18, 2016:  Statewide ballot issues: Background Check Initiative; Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana; Energy Choice Initiative; Medical Patient Tax Relief Act.

To access nonpartisan information on local and state candidates in the upcoming election, visit the U.S. League’s website,  The Voter Guide provides contact information and candidates’ responses to several questions.

Early voting is from Saturday, October 22 through Friday, November 4. Early voting takes place on the first floor of the County Courthouse, 885 East Musser Street, Carson City. Election Day is Tuesday November 8. 

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada is a non-partisan non-profit organization supporting public information and involvement to promote informed voting and public participation.

Sierra Nevada Forums provides citizens with fact-based verifiable information to assist them in making well-informed decisions on issues of importance to our community and beyond.

The mission of the American Association of University Women is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW Capital (NV) branch is the local entity.

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) provides support, education, and advocacy by uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families friends and allies. Carson Region is the local chapter.


The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy

The League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada is not publishing a local voter guide but is instead taking part in US League's Voter Guide program. Both local and state candidates have been invited to go to the website and enter their responses to several questions, as well as their contact information.

You can enter your address to find your polling place, build your ballot by clicking on the following link: Vote and much more! With our voters' guide you can see the races on your ballot, compare candidates' positions side-by-side, and print out a "ballot" indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with you to the polls on Election Day.


The League of Women Voters of Nevada has joined hands with the Nevada Coalition for Women Equity (NCWE). The NCWE conducted a primary election guide of Nevada Legislative candidates on certain issues deemed important to the cause of women's equity in Nevada. The LWVNN is happy to share the results of that poll.

To view the poll and comments from candidates click on the icons below:

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Mary Liveratti and Nancy Scott presented the LWV Good Governance Award to Governor Brian Sandoval on behalf of the LWV of NV. LWVNV chose Governor Sandoval for the award for his leadership during the 2015 Legislative session, especially in improving education in the State of Nevada and providing sustainable funding for education.