The Churchill County Republican Central Committee along with local media will present Candidates Night on May 17 at the Fallon Convention Center for the Churchill County Commission, Assembly District 38, and State Senate District 17. For those who can’t attend, The Lahontan Broadcasting Company and KKTU (99.5 FM) will broadcast the event.
The CCRCC is sponsoring the event while the Fallon Post and the Lahontan Valley News will serve as moderators for Candidates Night. Each candidate will be asked questions about the role of their specific office. Several questions have been tailored to the Lahontan Valley.
Running for Commission District 2 are Tanya Freeman, Myles Getto, Kenneth Harmon, and Thomas Riggins. Since all the candidates are Republican, the winner of the primary election will serve as commissioner for the next four years.
The two candidates seeking the Nevada Assembly District 38 seat are Vida Keller, a Lyon County Commissioner and real estate agent, and Dr. Greg Koenig, a Churchill County Commissioner and an optometrist. As both candidates are Republican, the winner of the primary election will serve as assemblyperson for the next two years.
Running for State Senate District 17 are Dr. Robin Titus, a Lyon County physician and current assemblywoman in District 38, and James Wheeler, a Douglas County rancher and current assemblyman for District 39. As both candidates are Republican, the winner of the primary election will serve as state senator for the next four years.
Richard Grondin is the only candidate who filed for the nonpartisan Mosquito, Vector & Noxious Weed Abatement Board.
Important Dates to Remember
The Churchill County Clerk’s office will be sending out sample ballots no later than May 11.
May 17 is the last day to register to vote, update registration, or change party affiliation by mail or by appearing in person at the Churchill County Clerk’s offices. After that deadline, they may make any changes online at www.nvsos.gov until May 27th for the current election cycle.
Online registration or updates are available May 17 - 27 at www.RegisterToVoteNV.gov. For citizens using this method, your ballot will be mailed to you.
If you do not receive a ballot by May 27, or you need a replacement ballot, contact the clerk’s office at 775-423-6028. All requests for replacement ballots will be processed and mailed by 5 p.m., May 31.
The only location for early voting will be the Churchill County Commissioner’s Chambers from May 28 through June 10. Times will be listed on the sample ballots. The polls will be closed on Memorial Day.
Primary election voting will be held at the Fallon Convention Center on June 14. Times will be listed on the sample ballot.
For voters who wish to drop off their mail-in ballots at secure locations, there will be several sites available. Drop boxes will be placed at the Churchill County Administration Building at both the east and north entrances, inside at the Fallon City Clerk’s office, and the Tribal Administration office.
Same-day in-person registration, registration updates, or party affiliation changes will be available at the Churchill County Clerk’s Office during both early voting hours and. Voters must provide a valid Nevada Driver’s License or Nevada Identification Card and proof of residency.
For a list of statewide candidates who are running for U.S. Senate, Congressional District 2, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer, secretary of state, controller, and the courts, go to www.nvsos.gov and search for 2022 Statewide Certified List of Candidates.