Not every race offers voters a choice of candidates.
If only one candidate from a party runs for a partisan office, those candidates only appear on the general election ballot, not the primary ballot, according to the Clark County Election Department.
That applies to six races on the Nov. 2 ballot, with the most notable being State Senate District 2. Assemblyman Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, is the only one who applied to succeed term-limited incumbent Maggie Carlton, who is also a Democrat.
In nonpartisan races, if only one candidate files, that race is decided in the primary. That happened in 10 races.
The exception to that rule is single-candidate races for Nevada Supreme Court, which do appear on the general election ballot. Justices James Hardesty and Ronald Parraguirre are both unopposed on the November ballot.
PARTISAN SINGLE CANDIDATE RACES
State Senate District 2: Mo Denis (D)
Constable, Bunkerville Township: Erik L. Laub (D)
Constable, Goodsprings Township: Gary P. Rogers (R)
Constable, Henderson Township: Earl Mitchell (R)
Constable, Mesquite Township: Duane L. Thurston (R)
Constable, Searchlight Township: Jack “Fatjack” Cochran (R)
NONPARTISAN SINGLE CANDIDATE RACES
Supreme Court Justice Seat A: James W. Hardesty
Supreme Court Justice Seat E: Ronald D. Parraguirre
NONPARTISAN RACES DECIDED IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION
Family Division District Court Judge Dept. A: Bill Voy
Family Division District Court Judge Dept. B: Gloria Sanchez
Family Division District Court Judge Dept. D: Robert “Bob” Teuton
Family Division District Court Judge Dept. E: Chuck Hoskin
State Board of Education District 6: H. Sandra “Sandy” Metcalf
State University Regent District 6: Michael B. Wixom
Justice of the Peace, Las Vegas Township Dept. 2: Joseph S. Sciscento
Justice of the Peace, Las Vegas Township Dept. 4: Melissa Saragosa
Justice of the Peace, Las Vegas Township Dept. 9: Joe Bonaventure
Justice of the Peace, Las Vegas Township Dept. 10: Melanie Andress-Tobiasson2010 GENERAL ELECTION VOTER GUIDE