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Important Information for Candidates for Nevada Supreme Court
Posted Date: 11/30/2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pam duPré
(775) 684-5748
pdupre@sos.nv.gov

Candidates must call to schedule a filing appointment

(Carson City, NV – November 30, 2009) – Secretary of State Ross Miller is asking candidates for Nevada Supreme Court to call his office to schedule a time to file their Declaration of Candidacy. Individuals interested in running for one of the two seats up in 2010 are asked to call the Elections Division at 775-684-5705 to schedule a filing appointment during the judicial candidate filing period that runs from January 4th through January 15th, 2010.

As part of the filing process, Secretary Miller’s elections staff will provide Supreme Court candidates with packets of information and will brief them on many of the legal requirements of a candidacy, including the filing of financial disclosure forms and campaign contribution and expenditure reports. Appointments can be made for the Carson City or Las Vegas office.

The filing fee for the Nevada Supreme Court is $300. The two open seats are Seat A and Seat E, currently held by Chief Justice James Hardesty and Justice Ron Parraguirre, respectively. Candidates run statewide for each of the seven Nevada Supreme Court seats. Justices serve six-year terms.

Secretary Miller will ask all candidates who file with the Secretary of State’s office to call for a filing appointment. Candidates for state constitutional offices, state supreme court, and legislative, Board of Regents, and Board of Education seats that cross county lines all file with the Secretary of State’s office. Other candidates file with their county clerks or registrars. The filing period for all non-judicial candidates runs from March 1st through March 12th. The 2009 legislature moved the primary election from August to June and the filing period from May to March.
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