New booklet offers pros, cons of Nevada ballot measures

CARSON CITY — Voters can read up on the pros and cons of questions to appear on Nevada’s general election ballot in a new booklet published Monday by Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske.

The 51-page booklet explains each of the four ballot questions, including fiscal notes and arguments for and against passage.

“The Elections Division has prepared this informational booklet that provides the exact wording and a brief summary of each question, as well as fiscal notes detailing the potential financial impacts to the state of Nevada,” Cegavske said in a statement.

Ballot Questions 1 and 2 propose a new statute or would amend an existing statute. They qualified for the ballot through initiative petitions filed in 2014. Both petitions were presented to the Nevada Legislature in 2015 but were not acted upon and therefore will be presented to the voters.

Question 1 deals expands background checks for gun purchases. Question 2 seeks to legalize recreational marijuana.

Ballot Questions 3 and 4 propose amendments to the Nevada Constitution and qualified for the ballot through initiative petitions filed in 2016. If successful at this election, these questions will appear again on the 2018 general election ballot.

Question 3 seeks to open up Nevada’s electric energy market and prohibit the granting of monopolies for electricity generation.

Question 4 would exempt durable medical equipment, oxygen delivery equipment, and mobility enhancing equipment prescribed by a licensed health care provider from taxation related to sales, storage, use or consumption.

Cegavske encouraged everyone to review the measures before voting this fall.

“As a voter, your decisions on these ballot questions are very important, as they may create new laws, amend existing laws, or amend the Nevada Constitution,” she said.

Contact Sandra Chereb at or 775-461-3821. Follow @SandraChereb on Twitter.

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