April 19, 2014
Nevada election officials are under the gun to finalize the November ballot. While the court battles are over, the delays in finalizing ballot questions are causing quite a few headaches.
Normally county officials are able to finalize the ballot shortly after the results of the primary election have been certified and this year with the primary moved back to mid-August, they potentially had additional time to get it done. It didn't quite turn out that way. Nearly three weeks after the primary and less than two months from the general election they are still waiting for information from the state. Four potential ballot questions spawned court battles which reached all the way to the State Supreme Court this year. The high court heard arguments August 23rd and last Friday finally rendered their decisions, knocking 2 of them off the ballot, including the controversial tax and spending control initiative.