CALL FOR A 2012 SPECIAL WARD 2 ELECTION
TO BE CONDUCTED ON MARCH 20, 2012
CITY OF LAS VEGAS, STATE OF NEVADA
FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A
WARD 2 CITY COUNCILMAN

In compliance with Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 268, the Las Vegas City Council called a Special Ward 2 Election under Article V of the City Charter and NRS Chapter 293C.  The Special Ward 2 Election for the purpose of electing a Ward 2 City of Las Vegas Councilman will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Filing for Office: A Declaration of Candidacy may be filed with the City Clerk, Las Vegas City Hall, 495 South Main Street, 2nd Floor, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2012, and Wednesday, February 22, 2012.  The qualifications for election as a City Councilman Ward 2 are:  Shall be a qualified elector and who has actually, as opposed to constructively, resided within Ward 2 for a period of not less than 30 days immediately prior to the last day for filing a Declaration of Candidacy.  The last day on which a candidate could have become a resident of Ward 2 was Monday, January 23, 2012.

To file a Declaration of Candidacy, a potential candidate must provide:

A valid driver’s license or identification card issued by a governmental agency that contains a photograph and current residential address or current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or document issued by a governmental entity which indicates the name and current residential address.

Withdrawal of Candidacy: The last day on which a candidate may withdraw his or her candidacy shall be set for Friday, February 24, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. with the City Clerk/Filing Officer in the Office of the City Clerk at 495 South Main Street, Second Floor, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Close of Voter Registration: The last day on which a person, living within the Ward 2 boundaries of the City of Las Vegas, may register to vote to qualify for the Special Ward 2 Election shall be Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 9:00 p.m.  The City Clerk’s Office is located at Las Vegas City Hall, 495 South Main Street, Second Floor, Las Vegas, Nevada and will be open for extended hours prior to the close of registration as follows:

Thursday, March 1  7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 Friday, March 2   9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
 Saturday, March 3  9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Request for Absent Ballot: The last day to request an absent ballot shall be set for Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in the office of the City Clerk at 495 South Main Street, Second Floor, Las Vegas, Nevada or the office of the Clark County Election Department at 965 Trade Drive, Suite A, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030-7802.

Early Voting: Early voting shall be set for Thursday and Friday, March 15 and 16, 2012 at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Center, 101 North Pavilion Center Drive from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Early voting will also be conducted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Sahara West Library, 9600 West Sahara Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday, March 16, 2012 at Vons, Boca Park, 820 South Rampart Boulevard from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Voting Centers: Ward 2 Election Day Voting Centers will be open Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of this Special Ward 2 Election at the following locations:
 Veterans Memorial Leisure Center, 101 North Pavilion Center Drive
 Sahara West Library, 9600 West Sahara Avenue
 Vons, Boca Park, 820 South Rampart Boulevard

The final results of said election will be canvassed at a Special City Council Meeting on Monday, March 26, 2012.

Parking at New City Hall:
Two-hour free parking with validation is available at the City Hall Parking Garage, 500 South Main Street

This official notice hereby constitutes the Announcement for a Special Ward 2 Election for the purpose of filling the vacant Ward 2 Council seat.