The base date for the primaries will be the first Tuesday in February.
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak on Friday signed a law establishing the state as the venue for the first primaries – the intraparty stage of the country’s presidential election. He announced this on Twitter.
“Finally, Law AB126 establishes Nevada as the first state in the presidential primary,” the report said. According to the text of the document, the base date of the primaries will be the first Tuesday in February. The first intraparty vote in New Hampshire in 2020 was held in mid-February.
As the Associated Press notes, such a move by the state of Nevada will have to go through the approval procedure with political parties that may not reshuffle the established schedule of internal party elections.
Traditionally, since the 20s of the last century, the first primaries are held in the state of New Hampshire, they set the tone for the political struggle for the place of the head of the White House. At the same time, since the 1970s, due to the development of the media and increasing attention to the presidential election, several states have claimed to hold the first primaries, to prevent this, the authorities of New Hampshire have the authority to move the date of party elections at least a week earlier than in any other state. Of the last four presidential primaries in New Hampshire, two were held in January.