Your vote in Washoe County this fall is one of the most important in the nation. Here's why...
Your Local Impact
State and federal races - president, governor, Senators, etc. - get all the media attention. But your vote actually has a far greater impact at the local level. In 2020, roughly 50,000 people cast ballots in Washoe County Commissioner races; that same year, there were almost 1.5 million ballots cast across Nevada. This means your vote is 25 times more impactful in county contests than in state races.
This fall, three of the five seats on the Washoe County Commission are up for election. These are the people who will determine how democracy operates in Washoe County - and you can help determine control of the County Commission by voting this year.
Washoe County Commissioners - Positions on Democracy
"There were numerous challenges in the past election, and none of those produced any meaningful results that there was any problem with the voting process in Nevada." (link)
Keith Lockard (D)
When asked if Joe Biden is the duly elected president of the United States, Clark declined to answer:
"I don't have any personal knowledge of who won that election." (link)
Mike Clark (R)
"(Our election officials) are under a tremendous amount of pressure and... we need to counter the spread of misinformation that is out there." (link)
Mariluz Garcia (D)
"I don't believe that this is a Democrat or Republican type of an issue. We need a way to make our voter rolls cleaner." (link)
Denise Myer (R)
"I would stop the wholesale attack on election volunteers and staff so we can lower the temperature of the irrational fights we're having over election fraud." (link)
Edwin Lyngar (D)
Herman is a champion for those who believe widespread election fraud despite investigations by the Nevada Secretary of State’s office finding no evidence for such claims. (link)
Jeanne Herman (R)
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