Nevada State Profile

Election Schedule

Democratic Caucuses:2016-2-20
Republican Caucuses:2016-2-23
State Primary:2016-6-14

Election Vitals

Governor:Brian Sandoval (R) unable to seek re-election 2018 due to term limits
Senator:Harry Reid (D) re-election 2016
Senator:Dean Heller (R) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 45.8%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 50.2%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 26.9%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 62.5%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 32.0%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 65.8%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 37.9%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 58.9%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 37.4%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 34.7%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 43.9%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 42.9%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 46.0%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 49.5%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 47.9%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 50.5%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 55.1%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 42.7%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 52.4%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 45.7%

Previous Election Results, other races

1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kenny Guinn Republican 223,892 51.6%
Jan Jones Democratic 182,281 42.0%
None Of These Candidates None 12,641 2.9%
Chuck Horne Indep amer 7,509 1.7%
Terry Savage Libertarian 7,307 1.7%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jan Jones Democratic 62,495 59.6%
Joe Neal Democratic 16,646 15.9%
None Of These Candidates Democratic 12,857 12.3%
Patrick Fitzpatrick Democratic 3,468 3.3%
Barbara Scott Democratic 3,213 3.1%
Jim Champagne Democratic 1,964 1.9%
Buryle Swindle Democratic 1,591 1.5%
Caesar Adamson Democratic 1,178 1.1%
John Geremia Democratic 781 0.7%
Carlo Poliak Democratic 630 0.6%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kenny Guinn Republican 76,953 58.1%
Aaron Russo Republican 34,251 25.9%
Lonnie Hammargren Republican 13,410 10.1%
None Of These Candidates Republican 5,783 4.4%
Bruce Westcott Republican 1,956 1.5%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Harry Reid Democratic 208,650 47.9%
John Ensign Republican 208,222 47.8%
None of These Candidates None 8,125 1.9%
Michael Cloud Libertarian 8,044 1.8%
Michael Williams Natural law 2,749 0.6%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Ensign Republican 105,263 80.6%
Ralph Stephens Republican 13,679 10.5%
None of These Candidates Republican 11,704 9.0%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Ensign Republican 330,687 55.1%
Ed Bernstein Democratic 238,260 39.7%
None of These Candidates None 11,503 1.9%
Kathryn Rusco Green 10,286 1.7%
J.J. Johnson Libertarian 5,395 0.9%
Ernie Berghof Indep amer 2,540 0.4%
Bill Grutzmacher Citizens first 1,579 0.3%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Ensign Republican 95,904 88.0%
Richard Hamzik Republican 6,202 5.7%
None of These Candidates Republican 5,290 4.9%
Fernando Platin Jr. Republican 1,543 1.4%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kenny Guinn Republican 344,001 68.2%
Joe Neal Democratic 110,935 22.0%
None Of These Candidates None 23,674 4.7%
Dick Geyer Libertarian 8,104 1.6%
David Holmgren Indep amer 7,047 1.4%
Jerry Norton Independent 5,543 1.1%
Charles Laws Green 4,775 0.9%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Neal Democratic 31,805 47.4%
Barbara Scott Democratic 18,974 28.3%
Dan Meyer Democratic 11,403 17.0%
Christopher Petrella Democratic 4,917 7.3%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Kenny Guinn Republican 97,367 88.3%
Shirley Cook Republican 7,717 7.0%
Bruce Westcott Republican 2,507 2.3%
Bill Hiett Republican 1,167 1.1%
Stanleigh Lusak Republican 566 0.5%
James Prevot Republican 560 0.5%
Poliak Poliak Republican 395 0.4%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Harry Reid Democratic 494,805 61.1%
Richard Ziser Republican 284,640 35.1%
None of These Candidates Unaffiliated 12,968 1.6%
Thomas Hurst Libertarian 9,559 1.2%
David Schumann Indep amer 6,001 0.7%
Gary Marinch Natural law 2,095 0.3%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Richard Ziser Republican 40,533 33.5%
Kenneth Wegner Republican 21,406 17.7%
Robert Brown Republican 19,553 16.2%
None of These Candidates Republican 16,827 13.9%
Royle Melton Republican 10,552 8.7%
Cherie Tilley Republican 10,357 8.6%
Poliak Republican 1,769 1.5%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Gibbons Republican 279,003 47.9%
Dina Titus Democratic 255,684 43.9%
None Of These Candidates Unaffiliated 20,699 3.6%
Christopher Hansen Indep amer 20,019 3.4%
Craig Bergland Green 6,753 1.2%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dina Titus Democratic 63,999 53.8%
James Gibson Democratic 42,966 36.1%
None Of These Candidates Democratic 7,062 5.9%
Leola McConnell Democratic 5,019 4.2%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jim Gibbons Republican 67,717 48.2%
Bob Beers Republican 40,876 29.1%
Lorraine Hunt Republican 25,161 17.9%
None Of These Candidates Republican 4,316 3.1%
Mimi Damayo Republican 1,651 1.2%
Stanleigh Lusak Republican 794 0.6%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Ensign Republican 322,501 55.4%
Jack Carter Democratic 238,796 41.0%
None of These Candidates Unaffiliated 8,232 1.4%
David Schumann Indep amer 7,774 1.3%
Brendan Trainor Libertarian 5,269 0.9%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jack Carter Democratic 92,270 78.3%
None of These Candidates Democratic 14,425 12.2%
Ruby Tun Democratic 11,147 9.5%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Ensign Republican 127,023 90.5%
None of These Candidates Republican 6,754 4.8%
Eddie Hamilton Republican 6,649 4.7%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Brian Sandoval Republican 382,350 53.4%
Rory Reid Democratic 298,171 41.6%
None of these candidates No party 12,231 1.7%
Eugene Disimone Independent 6,403 0.9%
Floyd Fitzgibbons Indep amer 5,049 0.7%
Arthur Lampitt Libertarian 4,672 0.7%
David Curtis Green 4,437 0.6%
Aaron Honig Independent 3,216 0.4%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rory Reid Democratic 80,162 70.1%
None of These None of These No party 17,454 15.3%
Frederick Conquest Democratic 16,775 14.7%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Brian Sandoval Republican 97,201 55.5%
Jim Gibbons Republican 47,616 27.2%
Michael Montandon Republican 22,003 12.6%
None of These None of These No party 4,400 2.5%
Tony Atwood Republican 2,440 1.4%
Stan Lusak Republican 1,380 0.8%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Harry Reid Democratic 362,785 50.3%
Sharron Angle Republican 321,361 44.5%
None of these candidates No party 16,197 2.2%
Scott Ashjian Tea party 5,811 0.8%
Michael Haines Independent 4,261 0.6%
Tim Fasano Indep amer 3,185 0.4%
Jesse Holland Independent 3,175 0.4%
Jeffrey Reeves Independent 2,510 0.3%
Wil Stand Independent 2,119 0.3%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Harry Reid Democratic 87,366 75.3%
None of These None of These No party 12,335 10.6%
Alex Miller Democratic 9,715 8.4%
Eduardo Hamilton Democratic 4,644 4.0%
Carlo Poliak Democratic 1,938 1.7%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Sharron Angle Republican 70,424 40.1%
Sue Lowden Republican 45,871 26.1%
Danny Tarkanian Republican 40,926 23.3%
John Chachas Republican 6,926 3.9%
Chad Christensen Republican 4,803 2.7%
None of These None of These No party 3,090 1.8%
Bill Parson Republican 1,483 0.8%
Gary Bernstein Republican 698 0.4%
Garn Mabey Republican 462 0.3%
Cecilia Stern Republican 355 0.2%
Brian Nadell Republican 235 0.1%
Terry Suominen Republican 223 0.1%
Gary Marinch Republican 178 0.1%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dean Heller Republican 457,656 45.9%
Shelley Berkley Democratic 446,080 44.7%
David VanDerBeek Indep amer 48,792 4.9%
None of these candidates No party 45,277 4.5%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Brian Sandoval Republican 386,340 70.6%
Robert Goodman Democratic 130,722 23.9%
Noneofthesecandidates No party 15,751 2.9%
David VanDerBeek Indep amer 14,536 2.7%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
None None of these candidates No party 21,725 30.0%
Robert Goodman Democratic 17,961 24.8%
Stephen Frye Democratic 8,231 11.3%
John Rutledge Democratic 6,039 8.3%
Charles Chang Democratic 5,619 7.7%
Chris Hyepock Democratic 4,743 6.5%
Allen Rheinhart Democratic 3,605 5.0%
Abdul Shabazz Democratic 2,731 3.8%
Frederick Conquest Democratic 1,867 2.6%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Brian Sandoval Republican 105,857 89.9%
Eddie Hamilton Republican 3,758 3.2%
None None of these candidates No party 3,509 3.0%
William Tarbell Republican 1,966 1.7%
Thomas Tighe Republican 1,495 1.3%
Gary Marinch Republican 1,195 1.0%

State Demographics

Population 2,758,931
Percentage White 69.7%
Percentage Black 8.3%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 1.1%
Percentage Asian 7.5%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.7%
Percentage Mixed Race 4.1%
Percentage Other Race 8.6%
 
Percentage Hispanic 27.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 52.7%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 7.9%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 2.4%
 
Median Household Income $49,760
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 34.3%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 16.4%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 10.1%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 32.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 65.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.7%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 13.0%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 44.6%
Percentage with a College Degree 22.4%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 27.1%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 26.1%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 9.9%
 
Unemployment rate 6.6%
Unemployment figures as of 2015-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.1%
 
Percentage Married Couples 44.2%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 18.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.3%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 12:16am July 2, 2016