More one-party elections

Last week we reported on races that use the primary election instead of general elections to elect public officials. It happens when only members of one political party file for an office. All other voters—the opposing party, third parties, nonpartisans—are barred from voting for the officials who represent them.

Word keeps arriving of more races in which this is happening. According to the Pahrump Valley Times, two county commissioners in Nye County will be elected solely by Republican voters. In commission districts one and three, only Republicans filed for those seats so nonpartisans, third party voters, and Democrats will be prohibited from voting on who their county commissioners will be.

In Washoe County, the Nevada Assembly district 26 and County Commission district 4 races are limited to Republican voters.