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CANDIDATE INFORMATION FOR 2017 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS:

PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION PROCESS:
A primary election must be held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in April preceding the general election, at which time there must be nominated candidates for offices to be voted for at the general election. In the primary election the names of the two candidates who receive the highest number of votes must be placed on the ballot for the general election. If, regardless of the number of candidates for the Mayor or Council Member, one candidate receives a majority of the total votes cast for that office in the primary election, he/she must be declared elected to that office and no general election need be held for that office. Seats are non-partisan.

Mayor and Council Seats shall be elected for a term of four (4) years. Each Council Member shall be voted for and elected only by the registered voters of the ward that the Council Member will represent (Article II, Section 2.010, Subsection 5 of the Charter of the City of North Las Vegas). Candidates for all other elective offices must be voted upon by the registered voters of the City at large. (NLVMC 2.08.030, 2.08.060, NLVCC 2.010, 4.020)

Each candidate for Mayor must meet the following qualifications:

(A) Be a bona fide resident of the City for at least a continuous six (6) month period immediately preceding the election;

(B) Be a qualified elector within the City of North Las Vegas.Each candidate for Council Member

Wards 1 and 3, must meet the following qualifications:

(A) Be a qualified elector who has resided in the ward which he/she represents for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding the last day for filing a declaration of candidacy and must continue to live in the ward.

(B) Must continue to live in the ward he/she represents, except that changes in ward boundaries made pursuant to the city charter or this chapter will not affect the right of any elected councilman to continue in office for the term for which he/she was elected.


All candidates for elective office:

  • At the time of filing, produce evidence in satisfaction of their qualifications for said elective office. Said qualifications are set out in the Charter of the City of North Las Vegas as amended, and Section 2.08.060 of the Municipal Code. The City Clerk’s Office may access water billing history to determine residency unless other proof is provided by the candidate.
  • Each candidate shall be charged, and the City Clerk shall collect from each candidate at the time of filing a filing fee in the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) (Ord. 1472 § 3, 2000) and one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) for the placement of political signs in North Las Vegas (NLVMC 17.24.115), which shall be deposited to the credit of the general fund of the City. Filing fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Credit card payments will be accepted Monday through Thursday. No credit card payments will be accepted on Fridays.

CAMPAIGN FINANCIAL DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Campaign Contributions and Expenses Reports, including the Annual Report, and Statement of Financial Disclosure must be filed ELECTRONICALLY, with certain limited exceptions (see A.B. 452 of the 2011 Legislative Session), with the Secretary of State at: www.nvsos.gov/SOSCandidateServices/Login.aspx.

You will be directed to the page titled "AURORA: Online Financial Disclosure and Campaign Contributions & Expenses Filing System." Login if you already have an online filing account; OR create a new account. Questions should be directed to the Secretary of State's Office by calling (775) 684-5708.

All Candidates must submit the Campaign Contributions and Expenses Reports and Financial Disclosure Statement, even if (a) they withdrew their candidacy, (b) they had no opposition, (c)
they lost in the Primary Election, and (d) they were elected to office. 

CONTRIBUTION AND EXPENSE REPORTING DEADLINES:

Report

Period Covered

Due Date

Period No. 1:

01/01/2017 to 03/10/2017

March 14, 2017

Period No. 2:
03/11/2017 to 03/30/2017
March 31, 2017
Period No. 3:
03/31/2017 to 05/19/2017
May 23, 2017    

Period No. 4:

05/20/2017 to 06/8/2017

June 9, 2017    

Period No. 5: 
(and/or Annual Report)

06/09/2017 to 12/31/2017

January 15, 2017

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INFORMATION RESOURCES:

  • Information regarding campaign practices can be obtained from the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office at (775) 687-3471. 
  • Information regarding Registered Voter Statistics, Polling Place Locations and the need for Additional Absentee Ballot Request Forms (Political Parties/Special Interest Groups) can be obtained from the Clark County Election Department at (702) 455-VOTE or (702) 455-8683.
  • Information regarding Voter Registration Applications and Absentee Ballot Request Forms can be obtained from the North Las Vegas City Clerk’s Office at (702) 633-1030 or the Clark County Election Department at (702) 455-VOTE or (702) 455-8683.
  • Political Parties and Political Action Committees are required to file a Candidate Contributions and Expenses Report electronically with the Secretary of State's Office. For additional information please contact the Nevada Secretary of State’s office at (775) 687-5708.
  • Questions regarding Political Sign requirements and Violations can be addressed to the City of North Las Vegas Code Enforcement Division at (702) 633-1676.
  • Important Dates for Candidates and Voters

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HELPFUL RESOURCES:

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Click here for Clark County Election Department


Clark County Election Department Contact Information

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Elections Center; 
Nevada Secretary of State, Barbara Cegavske 
http://nvsos.gov

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Department of Defense; 
Federal Voting Assistance Program
www.fvap.gov

LeageOfWomen Click here for League of Women Voters of Las Vegas
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