Election 2015 > City Offices and Filing Information
CITY OFFICES AND FILING INFORMATION – 2015
PRIMARY ELECTION - TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
GENERAL ELECTION, IF REQUIRED - TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
Municipal elections are OPEN and NONPARTISAN. That means, candidates’ political parties do not appear on the ballot. You must be a properly registered voter of the City of Las Vegas to vote in this election and you may vote regardless of your party affiliation.
Las Vegas City Charter provides that if, in the Primary City Election, one candidate for an office receives more than a majority of votes cast, they are declared elected and no General City Election is held. If no candidate for that office receives a majority of votes, the names of the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes are placed on the ballot for the General City Election.
Terms of Office:
Mayor - Four years
Council Ward - Four years
MunicipalCourt Judge - Six years
$100.00 (cash, check, certified check or money order accepted)
When to File:
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 8 a.m. - Filing for office begins
Friday, February 6, 2015, 5 p.m. - Filing for office closes
Where to File:
Las Vegas City Clerk’s Office
495 South Main Street, Second Floor, City Hall
(702) 229-6311, TTY (702) 386-9108
What to Bring:
Identification by one of the following:
(1) a valid driver’s license or identification card issued by a governmental agency that contains a photograph of the candidate and the candidate’s address; or
(2) a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or document issued by a governmental entity, including a check, which indicates the candidate’s name and address.
When filing for office, a complete filing packet will be provided. This packet will contain all forms, instructions and general information necessary to comply with the requirements of Las Vegas City Charter, Las Vegas Municipal Code, and Nevada Revised Statutes.
Using a nickname on the ballot:
A nickname of not more than 10 letters may be used on the ballot; however, it must be in quotation marks and appear immediately before the candidate's surname. Other provisions apply under NRS 293.2565.
OFFICES FOR ELECTION:
MAYOR – 4 Year Term
Incumbent: Carolyn G. Goodman
COUNCILMAN WARD 1 – 4 Year Term
COUNCILMAN WARD 3 – 4 Year Term
Incumbent: Bob Coffin
COUNCILMAN WARD 5 – 4 Year Term
Incumbent: Ricki Y. Barlow
MUNICIPAL JUDGE DEPARTMENT 1 – 6 Year Term, Elected at Large
Incumbent: Cynthia S. Leung
MUNICIPAL JUDGE DEPARTMENT 4 – 6 Year Term, Elected at Large
Incumbent: Bert Brown
MUNICIPAL JUDGE DEPARTMENT 6 – 6 Year Term, Elected at Large
Incumbent: Martin D. Hastings
QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE
Each candidate for MAYOR shall be a qualified elector* who has actually*, as opposed to constructively, resided within the boundaries of the city which he/she desires to represent for a period of not less than 30 days immediately prior to the last day for filing a Declaration of Candidacy. The mayor shall be elected by the registered voters of the city at large.
Each candidate for COUNCILMAN shall be a qualified elector* who has actually**, as opposed to constructively, resided within the ward which he/she desires to represent for a period of not less than 30 days immediately prior to the last day for filing a Declaration of Candidacy. Each city councilman shall be elected by the registered voters of the ward in which he/she is a candidate.
Each candidate for MUNICIPAL JUDGE shall be an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Nevada, never been removed or retired from any judicial office by the Commission on Judicial Discipline and a qualified elector* who has actually*, as opposed to constructively, resided within the boundaries of the city for a period of not less than 30 days immediately prior to the last day for filing a Declaration of Candidacy. Each municipal judge shall be elected by the registered voters of the city at large.
*A qualified elector is a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, who satisfied any residency requirement for this election and is not otherwise disqualified by reason of a treason or felony conviction or insanity, unless their civil rights have been restored by a court of competent jurisdiction.
Please note that if, upon receipt of credible evidence indicating that a candidate has been convicted of a felony and has not had his civil rights restored by a court of competent jurisdiction, filing officers may pursue removing the individual from the ballot (NRS 293C.185).
** “Actual residence” is defined in NRS 281.050 as the place where a person is legally domiciled and maintains a permanent habitation. If the person maintains more than one such habitation, the place the person declares to be his or her principal permanent habitation when filing a declaration pursuant to NRS 293C.185 shall be deemed to be the person’s actual residence.
If at 5 p.m. on the last day for filing a Declaration of Candidacy, there is only one candidate for any office, that candidate must be declared elected and no Primary or General City Election may be held for that office.
Elected officials shall qualify and enter upon the discharge of their respective duties on the day of the first regular meeting of the City Council next succeeding the meeting at which the canvass of the returns is made. (City Charter 5.100).