22 Oct Three Times as Many Nevadans Cast Ballots During First Weekend of Early Vote in 2018 Compared to 2014
NEVADA – Early vote in Nevada, which began on Saturday, kicked off with record turnout during the first weekend of 2018 general election voting across the state. This year’s midterm election is one of the most critical in recent history for the Silver State, and the turnout numbers for the first weekend of early voting show that Nevadans are energized and paying attention to everything from the U.S. Senate race to the ballot questions. Clark County, in particular, had turnout that is usually seen in presidential election cycles.
Here are some numbers from the first weekend of early vote:
- Progressives are breaking midterm records; 2.6 times as many voters turned out during the first weekend of early vote this year compared to 2014.
- Compared to 2016, Nevadans are also exceeding expectations.
- The high turnout was driven primarily by white voters, who reached 82 percent of their 2016 first weekend turnout levels.
- Latinx voters reached over half of their 2016 turnout, which meets internal benchmarks.
- Compared to 2016, the African-American share of votes cast was only 0.3 percentage points less on Day One and Day Two of 2018 and comprised three percent of the total vote share.
- The AAPI share of votes cast is just slightly less than what it was during the first weekend of early vote in 2016 and accounted for 2.1 percent of the total vote share.
Note that these numbers are from the first weekend of early vote. Over the next two weeks before Election Day, the America Votes Nevada coalition will continue to engage Nevadans through knocking doors, calling voters and other efforts to continue setting records when it comes to engaging Nevadans in the political process.
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