Sparks City Council Meeting 2/8/2016 2:00:00 PM

    Monday, February 8, 2016 2:00 PM
    Council Chambers, Legislative Building, 745 Fourth Street, Sparks, NV

General Business: 9.3

Title: First Reading of Bill No. 2702, an Ordinance providing for the conducting and holding of the 2016 municipal elections.
Petitioner/Presenter: Teresa Gardner, City Clerk/Teresa Gardner, City Clerk
Recommendation: Instruct the City Clerk to read the Bill by title and set the date for the public hearing and second reading.
Financial Impact: N/A
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief:

Passage of this ordinance allows the City of Sparks to contract with Washoe County for the Registrar of Voters to conduct the city's elections in conjuction with the Federal and State Primary and General Elections for 2016.


Pursuant to Sparks City Charter, Article V, Section 5.030, the conduct of all elections must be under the control of the City Council.  For the conduct of elections, for the prevention of fraud in elections, and for the recount of ballots in cases of doubt or fraud, the City Council shall adopt by ordinance all regulations which it considers desirable and consistent with the law and this Charter.  Pursuant to NRS 283C.110, except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, conduct of any city election under the control of the governing body of the city, and it shall, by ordinance, provide for the holding of the election, appoint the necessary election officers and election boards and do all other things required to carry the election into effect.


It is cost effective for the City of Sparks to contract with Washoe County to allow for the Registrar of Voters to conduct the city's elections for 2016.


The City Council could direct staff to conduct the city's election as a stand alone election at a substantially higher cost.


Recommended Motion:

No motion required at the first reading.

Attached Files:
     Bill No 2702 Election.pdf
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