Candidate Endorsement Information
The Libertarian Party of Nevada is hosting "Speed Dating" for endorsements over 3 days at different venues in Las Vegas. The goal is to get to meet as many candidates as possible in a format similar to speed dating. The Libertarian Party of Nevada will endorse Candidates in non-partisan races and grade Candidates in partisan races for the 2014 General Elections. Our Candidate endorsements and grades will be published in our 2014 Libertarian Voters Guide. The 2014 Libertarian Voter Guide will be distributed far and wide to Libertarians and Nevada voters.
Format - Why "Speed Dating?"
Our goal is to meet with as many candidates as possible in determining endorsements and grades. Most organizations do not get one-on-one interaction with the candidates, we feel this is important. All Candidates are also encouraged to attend Libertarian Party of Nevada events, visit our event schedule at www.LPNevada.org/events.
The Libertarian Party of Nevada is populating our Endorsement Committee. The Endorsement Committee is comprised of a 20 members and 5 alternates. The Committee members will conduct their independent research on each of the Candidates and ask them questions at our events. Upon completion of the events the Endorsement Committee Chair will gather all the endorsements and grade and will make recommendations to the State Executive Committee.
The events will be broken up by office and the offices are to be determined on the interest from Candidates. The tentative dates are:
- Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 1:00pm – 7:00pm @ Sedona
- Sunday, October 12, 2014 | 1:00pm – 7:00pm @ Jalisco
Endorsements and Grading
Non-Partisan candidates will receive either a positive (thumbs up) or negative (thumbs down) endorsement from us. Partisan Candidates will receive a grade of 1 to 5 stars 1 star being not very Libertarian and 5 stars being very good in regards to their position on issues important to Libertarians.
2014 Libertarian Voters Guide
Our Candidate endorsements and grades will be published in our 2014 Libertarian Voters Guide powered by PollVault (www.PollVault.com).
The 2014 Libertarian Voter Guide will be disseminated through all available marketing channels to ensure Nevada voters are aware of our positions and bring additional awareness to each of the Candidates.
Announcing the Endorsements
The 2014 Libertarian Voters Guide will be published and sent out on October 17, 2014. In addition, we have a huge event scheduled to celebrate the Candidates endorsed by us. Early voting starts the day after the event, Saturday, October 18, 2014. Nevada voters will be encouraged to reference our 2014 Libertarian Voters Guide to assist with selecting the best Candidates who promote Libertarian ideals and further support our issues.
The suggested donation is $25 per candidate, donations are not required but are certainly appreciated! The donations will be used to offset the expenses associated with the events and the remaining will be used to market our 2014 Libertarian Voter Guide. If we have the necessary funds our goal is to send a hard copy out to every Libertarian in Nevada as well as advertise our 2014 Libertarian Voters Guide in traditional media.