Non-Judicial Candidate Filing for the 2018 Election Cycle Begins March 5th
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer A. Russell
(Carson City, NV; February 27, 2018) – Candidate filing for non-judicial offices on the 2018 ballot begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018 and runs through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018. Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske encourages candidates who will be filing at the Secretary of State’s office to schedule appointments in advance; however, an appointment is not required in order to file for office. For candidates who are required to file with the Secretary of State, filing will be available at the Secretary of State’s offices in the State Capitol Building in Carson City and the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, candidates should call (775-684-5705) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Secretary of State’s Elections Division. Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis, and every effort will be made to accommodate each candidate’s schedule. Candidates who drop in to file without an appointment may have to wait until a filing officer is available.
Candidates for United States Senator, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, and Attorney General must file with the Secretary of State’s office. Candidates for Representative in Congress, State Senator, State Assemblyperson, and University Board of Regents from districts that are multi-jurisdictional (i.e., encompass more than one county in whole or in part) must also file with the Secretary of State’s office. Candidates filing for Representative in Congress, State Senator, State Assemblyperson, and University Board of Regents from districts located wholly within a single county, as well as all county offices, must file with the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters in that county. Candidates for municipal offices must file with the City Clerk.
When filing for office, candidates will need to provide proof of residence and pay the required statutory filing fee. Acceptable proof of residence includes a valid Nevada driver’s license or identification card, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or document issued by a governmental entity, including a check, which indicates the candidate’s name and residential address in Nevada. A candidate’s voter registration card is not acceptable proof of residence. Candidates who are unable to provide proof of residence because of the rural or remote location of their residence may provide alternative proof of residence.
Candidate filing fees must be paid by cash, certified check, or cashier’s check. Under state law, personal checks and credit cards cannot be accepted. Below is the list of statutory filing fees for the non-judicial offices on the 2018 ballot:
United States Senator - $500
Representative in Congress - $300
Governor - $300
Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller, and Attorney General - $200
Any county office - $100
State Senator or Assemblyperson - $100
Any district office other than District Judge - $30
Constable or other town or township office - $30
University Board of Regents - $0*
*No filing fee is required from a candidate for an office the holder of which receives no compensation. (NRS 293.193).
Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske’s offices are located at:
Carson City office:
Nevada State Capitol Building
101 N. Carson St., Suite 3
Carson City, NV 89701
Las Vegas office:
Grant Sawyer Building
555 E. Washington Ave., Suite 5200
Las Vegas, NV 89101
For more information about the candidate filing process, visit the “Information for Candidates” section of the Elections Center on the Secretary of State’s website at www.nvsos.gov or by clicking here.
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