Will Nevada Ditch Its Caucus For An Earlier Primary?


AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Caucus-goers hold up their ballots, Presidential Preference Cards, at a caucus location at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Nevada is third in line during the presidential primaries, after Iowa and New Hampshire.  


And Nevada has a caucus system, which is a lot different than a primary, where people cast ballots as they would in a regular election. 


Now, lawmakers are considering a bill to get rid of the caucus system. Supporters say that would make it easier for more people to participate – but how much difference would it really make?   

Support comes from


The change would also mean Nevada would have the first presidential primary in the country.



Fred Lokken, professor and chair of the political science department, Truckee Meadows Community College.  

You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for. If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.

More Stories

KNPR's State of Nevada