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Nevada Advanced Practice Nurses Association

From your Legislative Liaison Vania Carter

Posted 17 days ago by Cindy Pitlock

Hi NAPNA Members, 

I hope the start of your summer is treating you well. Although I know this beautiful weather makes us focus our efforts on our summer BBQ's and outdoor activities, I wanted to remind you all that our Nevada primary elections are fast approaching on Tuesday June 12th. 

 I have long looked forward to voting with great civic pride. Now, as an APRN, I know my voice and vote carry a different weight. Nurse practitioners are not only leaders in our field, but also in our communities. Voting in our local, state and federal elections creates an opportunity for us to make our voices heard and act as role models in the communities we serve. Here is some info to help you navigate the Nevada State Primaries:

 How do primaries work in Nevada?

A primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party's candidate for elected office to run in the general election. They are also used to choose convention delegates and party leaders. Primaries are state-level and local-level elections that take place prior to a general election. Nevada utilizes a closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members. 

Is there Early Voting?

              Yes! Early voting is always open to everyone and you can vote at ANY early voting location. To access early voting locations, sample ballots and more: https://www.washoecounty.us/voters/ 

 Can I vote by mail?

            Yes! Your request to vote by mail must be received at the Registrar of Voters Office no later than 5:00 pm Tuesday, June 5, 2018. 

 I don't have transportation to my polling place on June 12th. No problem. Ride FREE with RTC - https://www.rtcwashoe.com/public-transportation/how-to-ride/ 

 How do I register to vote? Register to vote here! - https://www.registertovotenv.gov/SOSVoterServices/Registration/Step0.aspx

What hours will the polls be open on June 12th? 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Happy voting!

Vania Carter MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

NAPNA Legislative Liaison