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Registration Open for Ward 2 Special Election

Registration Open for Ward 2 Special Election

 

The Las Vegas city clerk’s office is now open for in-person voter registration for the Ward 2 special election.

People living in Ward 2 who are not registered to vote but who wish to cast a ballot in the election can register at the clerk’s office now through March 3. The office is open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., through February 29. The office will have extended hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 1. There will also be extended hours March 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The office is in the new city hall, 495 S. Main Street. Parking at the new city hall is free for two hours with validation.

Early voting for the special election is March 15 and 16. The special election will be March 20. Voters will be replacing former City Councilman Steve Wolfson. He was recently appointed district attorney.

Mayor's Race Down to Goodman, Giunchigliani

Mayor's Race Down to Goodman, Giunchigliani

LAS VEGAS  -- Las Vegas voters are facing a choice between the city's first lady and a county lawmaker in a June election to replace flamboyant but term-limited Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.

Goodman's wife, Carolyn Goodman, topped 18 candidates in Tuesday's low-turnout municipal primary.

She drew just over 37 percent of the vote, well short of the 50 percent needed to win the election outright.

Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani squeaked past county commission colleague and former city council member, Larry Brown, by just 15 votes to advance to the June 7 runoff. Brown hasn't said if he'll seek a recount.

Giunchigliani is a former schoolteacher and state assemblywoman. She says Sin City needs a serious leader. Carolyn Goodman is promising to finish what her husband started.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Tarkanian, Barlow Retain Council Seats; Martinez, Coffin in Runoff

Tarkanian, Barlow Retain Council Seats; Martinez, Coffin in Runoff

LAS VEGAS -- Two incumbent Las Vegas City Council members breezed to easy re-elections, while voters in one ward picked two contenders for a runoff to replace an outgoing council veteran.

Lois Tarkanian and Ricki Barlow each drew more than the 70 percent of Tuesday's municipal primary vote to win outright and return to the six-member council.

A seven-member race to replace term-limited Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reese was narrowed to former eight-term Democratic state lawmaker Bob Coffin and former state Democratic Party chief Adriana Martinez.

In the race to replace term-limited Mayor Oscar Goodman, his wife Carolyn Goodman and Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchiliani were the top vote-getters.

But Giunchiliani squeaked past County Commissioner Larry Brown by just 15 votes in unofficial results. Brown hasn't said if he'll seek a recount.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Governor Sandoval Reads to Students at Spread the Word Nevada's Adopted School

Governor Sandoval Reads to Students at Spread the Word Nevada's Adopted School

At the request of Spread the Word Nevada, a local children's literacy nonprofit group, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval flew in from Carson City on March 31 to read at  Cambeiro Elementary School. This was his last stop after visiting three other schools in Las Vegas, which concluded the governor's reading tour as part of Read Across America and Nevada Reading Month. During his first school visit in Reno on March 2 Sandoval signed a proclamation declaring March 2011 Nevada Reading Month.

At Cambeiro, Sandoval encouraged students to read and was inspired by their school pride. He also acknowledged the academic progress in literacy that the school achieved last year. He then read "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!" written by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky. Sandoval talked to students about his background and his love for reading. In addition, he answered questions from students about his life and position as governor.

Primary Election Day Almost Here

Primary Election Day Almost Here

Primary Election Day is almost here and Las Vegas city officials urge voters to take part.

On Tuesday, registered voters who live within the Las Vegas city limits will be able to vote for a number of races. All registered voters may vote for mayor and municipal judge for Departments 2, 3 and 5, while residents living in Wards 1, 3 and 5 can also vote for a City Council candidate who would represent their areas.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Absentee and mail ballots must be received by the City Clerk before 7 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted.

Once polls close at 7 p.m., election results will be posted on the city's website, www.lasvegasnevada.gov, and on the city’s government access television station, KCLV Cable Channel 2.

Every vote counts because some seats may be decided in the Primary Election.

Cox On DEMAND Launches Election Info Area

Cox On DEMAND Launches Election Info Area

In an effort to help voters understand more about the candidates for mayoral, city council and city ward races in Clark County during the upcoming election, Cox Communications-Las Vegas and Cox Media launched Elections 2011 On DEMAND.

The current election cycle involves candidates from Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas and North Las Vegas.

Elections 2011 On DEMAND provides the means for voters to view a two-minute, educational “candidate vignette” on its On DEMAND platform via Cox Channel 1. The company’s News and Public Affairs department is providing all candidates with an opportunity to speak frankly about their candidacy or any issues. However, as opposed to the more common 30-second political television spot, the On DEMAND vignettes may not contain references to other candidates or political campaigns.