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Bill To Make Nevada 1st Presidential Primary Is Unveiled

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A bill that would change Nevada's presidential caucus to a primary and make it the first nominating contest in the country has been unveiled.

The legislation from Nevada Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson, a Democrat, calls for Nevada to hold the primary on the second-to-last Tuesday in January.

It would include 10 days of early voting that wraps up the Friday before the election.

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The primary would be run by the state, instead of the caucuses run by political parties, and would be a separate election from a June primary held to pick party nominees and narrow the field of candidates for federal, state and local offices.