Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Committee Member

Timothy Fackler

Number of Pages



While Nevada legislators have consistently changed Nevada's election laws in order to keep up with the advance of modern society, there are several problems with Nevada's election rules. I intend to discuss reforms that could increase the effectiveness of the "none of these candidates" law in Nevada. First, I will assess the need for a binding "none of these candidates" law since the 1970's. I will track patterns of electoral participation so that I can assess the impact of Nevada's electoral laws on the voters of our state. Next, I will define the problems with Nevada's electoral structure and address the theoretical reasons that make a binding version of "none of these candidates" necessary. I will conclude by addressing different ways to get a binding version of the "none of these candidates" law adopted in Nevada and throughout the United States.


Choices; Electoral; Increasing; Making; None; Participation; Real; Voting

Controlled Subject

Political science; Demography

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2.11 MB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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