Nevada Elections

Sec. § 293C.175
Date of primary city election for certain cities; procedure for filing declaration of candidacy; candidates to be voted upon by electors at large; certain candidates declared elected at primary city election; placement of names of candidates on ballot for general city election.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293C.115, a primary city election must be held in each city of population category one, and in each city of population category two that has so provided by ordinance, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April of every year in which a general city election is to be held, at which time there must be nominated candidates for offices to be voted for at the next general city election.

2.

A candidate for an office to be voted for at the primary or general city election must file a declaration of candidacy with the city clerk:

(a)

If the city has provided by ordinance for the primary and general city elections on the same dates, respectively, as the statewide primary and general elections pursuant to chapter 293 of NRS and the candidate is filing for:

(1)

The office of judge of a municipal court, not earlier than the first Monday in January of the year in which the applicable election is to be held and not later than 5 p.m. on the second Friday after the first Monday in January.

(2)

Any other office, not earlier than the first Monday in March of the year in which the applicable election is to be held and not later than 5 p.m. on the second Friday after the first Monday in March.

(b)

If the city has not provided by ordinance for the primary and general city elections on the same dates, respectively, as the statewide primary and general elections pursuant to chapter 293 of NRS, not earlier than the 70th day before the applicable election is to be held and not later than 5 p.m. on the 60th day before the applicable election is to be held.

3.

At the time that a candidate files a declaration of candidacy, the city clerk shall charge and collect from the candidate, and the candidate must pay to the city clerk, a filing fee in an amount fixed by the governing body of the city by ordinance or resolution. The filing fees collected by the city clerk must be deposited to the credit of the general fund of the city.

4.

All candidates, except as otherwise provided in NRS 266.220, must be voted upon by the electors of the city at large.

5.

If, in a primary city election held in a city of population category one or two, one candidate receives a majority of votes cast in that election for the office for which he or she is a candidate, the candidate must be declared elected to the office and the candidate’s name must not be placed on the ballot for the general city election. If, in the primary city election, no candidate receives a majority of votes cast in that election for the office for which he or she is a candidate, the names of the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes must be placed on the ballot for the general city election.
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