Redistricting in Nevada
The following timeline is a high-level overview outlining major redistricting events and activity in the state of Nevada over the last 10 years.
Census data delivered to Nevada.
Nevada gained an additional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives after reapportionment.
The state legislature voted on new congressional and state legislative maps; Republican Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed the maps.
The state legislature passed a second map; Gov. Sandoval vetoed the maps again.
Democrats filed suit in Nevada state court in anticipation of the legislature’s failure to enact a redistricting plan.
After the legislature’s inability to pass a redistricting plan as a result of Gov. Sandoval’s vetoes, the court appointed a special master to draw the maps.
In a brazen political maneuver, Republicans attempted to recall three members of the state Senate, two Democrats and one independent, to gain control of the majority in the Chamber ahead of the next round of redistricting.
The NDRC supported a successful effort to block the partisan recall attempt.
With the support of the NDRC, Democrat Steve Sisolak won the governor’s race by a 4-point margin.
Democrats flipped two seats in the state Senate and two seats in the state House.