28 Apr Lynn Goya
Clark County Clerk
Campaign Contact Phone: 702-281-8686
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Please share briefly what inspired you to run for this office and why you feel you’re qualified for the position.
I was first elected in 2014 and am finishing my second term. While in office, I've built a fabulous team. Together we've been able to streamline services, bring the wedding industry together to rebuild an industry that had been in a 20-year decline, increase government transparency, bring forward a pilot program for the county for cold storage for our increasingly digital world and save the taxpayers over $400,000 per year.
Because of the rise of mis/disinformation stemming from the Big Lie, some voters feel like our elections are not secure despite the great elections/voting rights bills that were passed and signed into law. If elected as County Clerk, what would you say to voters who are second guessing the integrity of our elections?
I work closely with the Clerks and Registrars of Voters around the state. I've seen first hand the integrity, hard work and the painstaking detail they bring to elections regardless of party. They communicate weekly to ensure a standard process (as much as possible in such diverse counties) statewide as well as brainstorming ways to ensure that every vote counts. I admire these people tremendously.
Hypothetical: A voter contacts you and indicates that they attempted to register to vote at the polls during Early Voting, but was turned away. The election worker states that they need to get an updated, current ID because they just moved to a new home in Las Vegas. What would you advise the voter to do?
Contact Joe Gloria on their behalf and provide them with appropriate guidance.
In light of Section 203 of the VRA, Washoe County is NOT required to provide election materials in Spanish but do so anyway. If elected, and your county is not required by Section 203, would your office translate election materials in other languages?
That would be a decision for the Registrar of Voters who must gain authorization and budget from the County Commissioners to add another language to voter materials.
With the passage of AB321 (2021) and AB422 (2021), NVSOS must create and maintain a top-down voter registration system and a cooperative agreement with the Registrar of Vital Statistics. What are some things that everyday Nevadans can do to help maintain the voter roll?
The neighbor to neighbor model of political activation is the best one I know. Your organization can help set up neighborhoods of activists who can reach out to voters to ensure that they check their voter registration and have the materials needed to vote. I've driven people to the polls, called them on election day to ensure they know where to vote. My office does not make legislation nor work with elections, however.
With the passage of AB431 (2019), what efforts would your office do to ensure that Nevadans who are waiting for pre-trial or convicted of a misdemeanor, are informed of our electoral process?
Describe your understanding of the signature verification process and the Confidential Address Program.
Under what circumstances do voters need to show an ID to vote?
The first time they vote after registration; after that we have signature verification at the poll and the voter must sign in to vote..
Describe your understanding of the certification process of electronic voting machines.
What is your stance on transitioning to all paper ballot elections? And the hand count of paper ballots?
N/ABefore I was elected, I was very involved in advocating for a paper ballot trail on all voting machines. As long as there is a paper trail, I am fine with electronic voting. I do support mail in ballots like we had during the 2020 election.
How will you resist official or unofficial, public or private pressure to alter, manipulate, or baselessly reject the results of an election? How will you resist and counteract official or unofficial, public or private disinformation concerning the results of an election? How will you prevent unlawful interference with the counting and certification of election results in Nevada?
How will you protect the physical safety of all officials and volunteers engaged in the administration of Nevada elections, from SOS staff down to volunteer poll workers?
N/A although I hope you saw PIO Dan Kulin move between Joe Gloria and a harrasser during the last election. I am so proud of our county.
The traditional election worker is older, retired, and does not represent how diverse Nevada’s communities are. If elected as County Clerk, what are your plans to recruit a new generation of election workers?
N/A Clark County has a Registrar of Voters separate from the Clerk's Office.