Sparks City Council Meeting 3/12/2012 2:00:00 PM

    Monday, March 12, 2012 2:00 PM
    Sparks Legislative Building - 745 4th Street, Sparks, NV

General Business: 6.5

Title: Consideration, 1st Reading and possible discussion of Bill No. 2642, an Ordinance providing for the conducting and holding of the 2012 Municipal Elections.
Petitioner/Presenter: Linda Patterson, City Clerk/Linda Patterson, City Clerk
Recommendation: Instruct City Clerk to read the bill by title and set the date for the public hearing and second reading.
Financial Impact: Approximately $25,000 has been budgeted for both the Primary and the General Election in the Municipal Elections Account.
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief: 1st Reading of an ordinance to provide for the conducting and holding of the primary and general election for 2012.

Background: Pursuant to Sparks City Charter, Article V, Section 5.030, the conduct of any city election 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 law and this Chapter.

Analysis: The City of Sparks is contracting with the Registrar of Voters of Washoe County to conduct the City's elections in conjunction with the Federal and State Primary and General Elections.

Alternatives: 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 first reading.

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