Special (Elections) Sparks City Council Meeting 6/19/2020 11:00:00 AM

Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/92339442930
Meeting Dial-in #: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 923 3944 2930

Canvass of Election Result: 5.1

Title: Canvass the votes and declare the results of the 2020 primary election.
Petitioner/Presenter: Neil C. Krutz, ICMA-CM, City Manager/Lisa Hunderman, City Clerk
Recommendation: Staff recommends that Council declare the results official and confirm candidates for the general election.
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:

Pursuant to NRS 293C.387(2) the returns of any election must be canvassed by the governing body on or before the 10th day following the election and NRS 293C.387(4) declare the result of the canvass. 



In accordance with the interlocal agreeement (AC 5645) approved by council on January 27th, 2020 and ordinance 2591 approved by council on February 10th, 2020, the primary election was held on June 9th, 2020 by the Washoe County Registrar of Voters on behalf of the City of Sparks for the following offices. 

Municipal Court Judge, Department I

City Attorney

City Council Member, Wards 1, 3 and 5.




Washoe County Election information is as follows:

Total Voter Registration 291,434
Total Votes Cast 95,824
Voter Turnout 32.88%

The City of Sparks election information for Ward 1 is as follows:

Total Voter Registration 9,183
Total Votes Cast 2,248
Voter Turnout 24.48%

The City of Sparks election information for Ward 3 is as follows:

Total Voter Registration 12,394
Total Votes Cast 4,143
Voter Turnout 33.43%

The votes cast in the primary election, per the 2020 official summary provided by the Washoe County Registrar of Voters, are:

City Council Ward 1

Abbott 996 45.80%
Grimes 325 14.94%
Kirtley 125 5.75%
Stolyarov 728 33.48%

City Council Ward 3

Anderson 1,758 44.56%
Diaz 712 18.05%
Ness 209 5.30%
Smith 759 19.24%
Tavener 507 12.84%

According to the Sparks City Charter, Section 5.020 (2) The names of the two candidates who receive the highest number of votes at the primary election must be placed on the ballot for the general election. The following candidates will appear on the general election ballot: 

City Council Ward 1

Donald Abbott

Wendy Stolyarov

City Council Ward 3

Paul Anderson

Quentin Smith

Barbara McCarthy, Municipal Court Judge Department 1, Chet Adams, City Attorney and Kristopher Dahir, City Council Ward 5 were unopposed in the 2020 primary election and will be confirmed and declared elected during the first meeting following the general election in November. 



City Council could choose to reject the canvass and not confirm the results of the 2020 primary election.

Recommended Motion:

I move to declare the results of the 2020 primary election official.

Attached Files:
     Presentation - Elections.pptx
     2020 Primary_StatementOfVotesCastRPT.pdf
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