New Vote Centers Will Be Used Primary Election Day April 4
Early voting for the Las Vegas Municipal Primary Election begins Saturday, March 18, and ends Friday, March 31. Las Vegas registered voters may vote at any of the convenient early voting sites or on Election Day at any Las Vegas Vote Center. The Primary Election early voting schedule and the list of Election Day vote centers are available online. The last day to register in person at the City Clerk’s Office, 495 S. Main St., to vote in this election is March 14; online voter registration is closed for this election.
Starting with the 2017 municipal elections, vote centers replace traditional Election Day polling locations throughout the Las Vegas jurisdiction and will allow voters to cast their ballots at any vote center location regardless of their residential address. The vote center model gives voters more flexibility to vote, as they are not constrained to a specific polling location and can vote near their home, near their work or at their most easily accessible center. The centers are strategically placed throughout the city with attention toward ward coverage and ease of use. Vote centers will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Primary Election will held be Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Sample ballots will be sent to all registered voters who have not requested to receive their ballots electronically. Residents can check their voter registration at www.clarkcountynv.gov/election.
During early voting and on Election Day, residents living in Wards 2, 4 and 6 can vote for a City Council candidate who would represent their areas. All city of Las Vegas registered voters will have the opportunity to vote for a Municipal Court judge for departments 3 and 5. City of Las Vegas municipal elections are open and nonpartisan. Candidates’ parties will not be shown on the ballot. Only voters properly registered within the specific boundaries of the city of Las Vegas may vote in these elections.
Some seats may be decided in the Primary Election. According to the Las Vegas City Charter, if one candidate receives 50 percent plus one of the votes cast during the Primary Election, he or she must be declared elected. No General City Election will be held for that office. However, if no candidate is declared elected in the Primary Election, the names of the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes are placed on the ballot for the General Election. The General Election is scheduled for June 13.
Additional information on the 2017 municipal election and candidates is available online at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/elections or by contacting the Las Vegas City Clerk at 702-229-6311, TTY 702-386-9108.