Yes on 3 Campaign
Campaign Status: Victory
Voters said “YES” to Question 3, which asked if the state should use a final-five nonpartisan primary and Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) combination to elect candidates.
What’s next? The measure has to pass again in 2024 to officially become law for the 2026 election. If Question 3 passes again in 2024, Nevada will become the third (and largest!) state in the nation to use RCV for statewide elections. As Alaska and Maine have shown, RCV ensures winning candidates receive support from the majority of voters. It also gives voters the opportunity to rank candidates in order of preference, rather than forcing them to choose between the “lesser of two evils.”
Ballot Question 3: Final-five voting (open primaries + ranked choice voting in the general election) for U.S. Senate and congressional races, legislative elections and statewide office positions.
Nevada’s fully closed primary system excludes a growing plurality of Nevada voters from participating in its elections. The only voters who can currently participate in Nevada’s primary elections are those registered as Republican or Democrat even though nearly 30% of Nevada voters are officially registered as “non-partisan.”
Yes on 3 Campaign and its partners are leading this campaign to pass open primaries and ranked choice voting, allowing nonpartisan- and third-party-registered voters to participate and have their voices heard. This change will incentivize candidates to appeal to the widest range of voters, replacing the existing incentive structure for candidates to appeal to the most extreme minorities of their party’s base.
Yes on 3 Campaign is a citizen-backed group pushing this initiative along with help from local organizations like Better Voting Nevada and groups like RepresentUs, Unite America, Vote Nevada, Nevadans for Election Reform, the Institute for Political Innovation and others who want to strengthen democracy in Nevada.
The Common Wealth is a community of people across the country who have made a commitment to building a democracy that works for everyone. By making a generous gift each month, they directly support the fight to fix our broken political system: city by city, state by state.
100% of donations support the front lines of the movement.
In the 2022 election, Nevadan vote YES on open primaries and Ranked Choice Voting in general elections.
Yes on 3 Campaign submits enough signatures to qualify for the Nevada ballot this November. In total, the campaign received 266,000 signatures from citizens, which exceeded the 135,561 valid signature requirement.
District Court Judge James Wilson rejects a lawsuit filed by Democratic Party-aligned attorneys attempting to block Yes on 3 Campaign’s ballot initiative that would ask voters to approve open primaries and rank-choice voting.
“The initiative’s description satisfies Nevada’s requirements as its plain language is straightforward, succinct, and non-argumentative,” Wilson ruled.
Yes on 3 Campaign files a ballot initiative to “address the deficiencies of the primary election system” and give nonpartisan voters more of a say in elections.
The Latest From This Campaign
Nevada voters back big changes to their election system
Nov 14 2022
The measure, which was passing by 52.8% as of Sunday morning, establishes open primary elections in which the top five candidates advance and then a ranked-choice voting system for general elections.Read More
Say yes to reason on Question 3
Oct 18 2022
Nevada voters are fed up with the current circus, which is why so many have joined together across every political divide to put Question 3 on the ballot.Read More
Ranked Choice Voting: First Alaska, Now Nevada
Sep 8 2022
Nonpartisan ranked choice voting is spreading to all kinds of places – Blue, Red, Purple states, big cities, small towns, large states.Read More
Opinion: Buck the status quo — Nevada needs ranked-choice voting
Sep 8 2022
Those who oppose election reform are usually in power without real majority support.Read More
Question 3 Could Open Primary Election and Create Ranked Choice Voting
Sep 2 2022
Those in favor of the change say the measure would allow more non-partisan voters to participate in primaries, and it would give third-party candidates a real chance at victory.Read More