Ballot question numbers announced for 2018 Nevada election

MGN Online

The Nevada Secretary of State's office has announced the five ballot questions that will appear before voters in the 2018 general election.

Barbara Cegavske's office says the five questions all qualified for the 2018 ballot, with two of them being constitutional amendments that appeared on the 2016 ballot.

According to a statement from Cegavske's office, the ballot questions and arguments will be:

- Question 1 – Marsy’s Law (SJR 17, 2017) – Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to include certain rights for victims of crime (arguments written by the Legislative Counsel Bureau)

- Question 2 – Sales Tax Exemption for Feminine Hygiene Products (SB 415, 2017) – Proposes to amend NRS to exempt certain feminine hygiene products from being taxed under the Sales and Use Tax Act of 1955 (arguments written by the Legislative Counsel Bureau)

- Question 3 –The Energy Choice Initiative (Q3, 2016) – Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require an open, competitive retail electric energy market (arguments the same as on the 2016 ballot)

- Question 4 – Medical Patient Tax Relief Act (Q4, 2016) – Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to exempt certain durable medical equipment and mobility enhancing devices from any tax upon the sale, storage, use, or consumption of tangible personal property (arguments the same as on the 2016 ballot)

- Question 5 – The Automatic Voter Registration Initiative (IP1, 2017) – Proposes to amend NRS to provide for the automatic voter registration of citizens qualified to vote when they obtain certain services from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) (requires the appointment of ballot question committees)

The Secretary of State's office is looking for applicants who wish to write the arguments for and against Question 5. Two committees are required by state law to prepare the arguments for and against a ballot question proposed by an initiative or referendum.

To apply online for the ballot question committee, click here, or call the Elections Division at (775) 684-5705. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.

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