Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter
Republican voters who have received their sample ballots for the February presidential primary election may have noticed the absence of some familiar names.
But no, Nevada has not barred any candidates from the ballot.
The Nevada Republican Party is running a presidential caucus, which is set for Feb. 8, two days after the primaries. But some candidates, including Donald Trump, have chosen to run in the caucus rather than the primary election.
The Nevada GOP is charging a ballot access fee of $55,000 and barring candidates from participating in both elections, meaning some candidates are set to run in the Republican caucus, rather than the primary.
Lyon County clerk/treasurer Staci Lindberg posted a message on social media reminding voters why some names are not on their sample ballots.
“Many of you have received your sample ballots for the State sponsored Presidential Preferred Primary Election. Only the candidates who have chosen to NOT participate in the Republican sponsored Caucus being held on February 8th, 2024 are shown. Please reach out to the State GOP for information regarding the Caucus,” Lindberg wrote.