In 2018, Nevada made history when it became the first U.S. state with a female majority in the legislature. The female majority passed groundbreaking legislation like paid family sick leave, the bill nicknamed the “Trust Nevada Women” Act, and a series of laws related to domestic violence, sexual trafficking, and sexual assault.
So, why are we working in Nevada? While the number of elected women paints a rosy picture, the number of women voting is far lower.
Based on data from the 2016 and 2018 elections, Nevada ranked 46th in the country concerning the percentage of women registered to vote, which was nearly 8% points less than the national average.
Nevada women also vote in lower numbers than the national average. Just 49.1% of Nevada women voted in 2016 and 2018, placing the state 45th in the country for women voting and putting it well below the national average of 54.4%.
Latinos make up nearly a third of Nevada’s population. Yet they are less than 18% of registered voters.
Let’s get to work and make sure all Nevada’s women vote!