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Nevada Set To Hold Primary With Shift To Mail-In Balloting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is attempting a high-wire act of holding its first-ever election almost entirely by mail while accommodating a new law allowing voters to register at the polls and trying to keep people safe amid the pandemic.

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske limited the number of polling places for the Tuesday primary and instead sent absentee ballots to voters. The top-ticket races include Nevada's four U.S. House members, who are all seeking re-election this year.

The three Democrats and one incumbent Republican are expected to survive their primary contests. The primary will settle who they face in November.