Nevada House / Nevada Senate
Click a district for more information.
2020 Election Update
Heading into the 2020 election, Democrats controlled the Nevada Senate 13 to 8. Democrats lost one seat (SD 5) for a net loss of one seat. Democrats remain in control of the chamber 12 to 9.
The below table shows 2020 and 2018 election results for the Nevada Senate. The LDI scores are for the 2020 cycle. EveryDistrict will release new scores and district rankings after the redistricting process.
2018 Election Update
After the 2016 election, Democrats controlled the Nevada State Senate 11-10. Heading into the 2018 election, Democrats controlled the chamber 10-8, with one Independent and two vacancies. After the 2016 election, Republican State Senator Patricia Farley (SD 8) switched her party affiliation to Independent.
In the 2018 election, Democrats flipped one Republican-held seat and won Farley’s seat (Farley did not seek re-election) to now control the chamber 13-8. The Republican-held seat Democrats flipped was SD 9.
Understanding the Map
EveryDistrict’s Legislative District Index (LDI) is the gold standard of state legislative competitiveness. Our LDI ranks state legislative districts on a scale from 100 to -100, using statewide elections data. Districts with a score of 100 would vote for statewide Democratic candidates by an average of 100 points (with the Democratic candidate receiving 100% of the vote); districts with a score of -100 would vote for statewide Republican candidates by an average of 100 points (with the Republican candidate receiving 100% of the vote). For a more realistic example, a district with a score of 10 would vote for statewide Democratic candidates by an average of 10 points (meaning we would expect the Democratic state legislative candidate to win with 55% of the vote compared to the Republican winning 45% of the vote).
After the 2018 election, EveryDistrict reviewed and enhanced our LDI system, improving the accuracy of the metric with new methodologies and the most recent electoral data.
For more information about EveryDistrict’s LDI, please click here.