Boulder City Government
The City of Boulder City was incorporated on October 1, 1959 as a special charter city with a council / manager form of government. The City Council of Boulder City is comprised of 4 City Council members, who serve at-large and an elected Mayor who also serves at large. The terms for the Mayor and the City Council members are 4 years, and the terms are staggered.
The City Council, including the Mayor, is the governing body of the City and exercises legislative power by enacting ordinances, resolutions, orders, and other policies necessary for the management and execution of the powers vested in the City through the City Charter. By way of illustration, and not by way of limitation, the City Council shall have the power to:
By a concurring vote of not less than 3 of its members, appoint to and / or remove from office the following City officers:
Establish other administrative departments and distribute the work of divisions
Adopt the budget of the city
Inquire into the conduct of any office, department or agency of the city and make investigations as to municipal affairs
Appoint the members of all boards, commissions, and committees for specific or indefinite terms as provided elsewhere in the City Charter or in various resolutions or ordinances, with all such persons being removable from office only for cause, provided, however, that all persons so appointed must be and remain bona fide residents of the city during the tenure of each appointment
Adopt and modify, from time to time, an official general map of the entire city, and 1 or more official maps of various portions of the city
Regulate and restrict the height and number of stories of buildings and other structures, the size of yards and courts, the density of populations and the location and use of buildings for trade, industry, business, residence or other purposes
Provide for an annual auditing of the city's financial accounts and records by independent auditors
Levy such taxes as are authorized by applicable laws
Except as required by federal law or state statute, no officer or employee of the city shall be appointed to any city board or commission, other than as an ex officio member
Also, members of the City Council serve on various boards including but not limited to:
The Mayor serves as a member of the City Council and presides over its meetings. The Mayor has no administrative duties in the city, but is recognized as the head of the city government for all ceremonial purposes and for dealing with emergencies if the state or federal government imposes martial law on the city. One of the Council members is elected by the City Council to serve as Mayor pro tempore to act during the absence of the Mayor.
The Election Department will mail you a Voter Registration Card whenever:
You submit a properly completed Voter Registration Application
You update your registration data (change your name, address or party)
The Clark County Election Department changes your polling place, precinct or political districts
Sample Ballot & Voting Information
Facts about your Sample Ballot:
Overview: Races and questions on the ballot are in the order required by Nevada law. Candidates’ names are in alphabetical order by office. You may only vote for races and questions applicable to your precinct (listed in your sample ballot).
Make Voting Easier and Faster: You can make the voting process better for yourself and everyone. Do not wait until you are in the voting booth to make your decisions. Study, mark and bring your sample ballot with you when you vote. This will make voting easier for you and faster for everyone.
When to expect your Sample ballot: Every active registered voter in the City of Boulder City is sent a sample ballot before early voting begins. Sample ballots are nonforwardable. If you moved since the last election, you must notify the Election Department of your new address prior to the last day for registering to vote or you will not receive your sample ballot.
What is in your Sample Ballot:
The name and address of your polling place, printed in Blue, along with an area map, on the back cover.
An early voting schedule listing dates, times, locations, etc.
A reproduction of your actual ballot, containing the offices and questions for which you are eligible to vote.
For each question on your ballot:
The full text
The arguments for and against
Early Voting Period for Early Voting
Voters registered in the City of Boulder City may vote at an early voting site beginning Saturday, 17 days before election day, through the Friday before the election (a total of 14 days).
Early Voting Procedures
Before you are allowed to vote, an election official will verify your eligibility and signature using a computer connected to the Election Department’s centralized voter registration files. Your voter record will be updated immediately as part of your processing, thus preventing the possibility of an individual voting twice. Early voting results are reported after 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Mail / Absent Ballot Information
Requesting a Mail Ballot: Any registered voter, for any reason, may request a mail ballot, but the request must be IN WRITING:
Call the Boulder City City Clerks office or the Election Department to have a Mail Ballot Request Card sent to you. You must then complete and mail or fax it back. (See Contact Information for mailing addresses and telephone numbers.)
Write a letter which includes your:
Date of birth
Clark County residential address and the address where you want the mail ballot sent (if different from the residential address)
The elections (all, primary, general, or special) in which you want to vote by mail-you will be sent a mail ballot for only those elections and no others, e.g., if you only indicate the primary, you will not be sent a mail ballot for the general and vice-versa
Optional: A telephone number (in case any questions arise)
Optional: Your Nevada Voter Registration number (on your Voter Registration Card)
If you cannot sign your name due to a physical disability, you may still vote by mail. You must submit a written statement to the Election Department, on an annual basis, which includes:
A statement from a physician licensed in Nevada certifying that you are unable to mark or sign a ballot or use a voting device without assistance because of a physical disability.
The name, address and signature of the person whom you designate to assist you in marking or signing the mail ballot on your behalf.
The person designated to assist you may, on your behalf, mark or sign a mail ballot issued to you, but must indicate next to his or her signature that the ballot has been marked and signed on your behalf.
The Election Department has preprinted statements available upon request. Please call 702-455-6552 to request one.
How Military & Overseas Residents
Military personnel and their dependants temporarily living outside of Nevada, and Clark County residents temporarily living overseas, should use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request mail ballots. The FPCA is available from Voting Officers at military bases, U.S. embassies or consulates and the Clark County Election Department.
When & How Often You Should Request a Mail Ballot Each calendar year, you must submit a written mail ballot request to vote by mail that year. Nevada does not allow permanent mail ballot status. You will not automatically receive a mail ballot unless you annually request one (certain exceptions apply to military and overseas voters). If you do not receive your requested mail ballot at least 7 days before the election please contact the Boulder City City Clerk’s office at 702-293-9208, TTD 702-293-9412.
1st Time Registrants
First time registrants must vote in person the first time, and not by mail unless they:
Registered in person (rather than by mail) and presented official identification, such as a Nevada drivers license or Nevada identification. card, at the Election Department, a City Clerks office, or before a Field Registrar
OR submitted a properly completed Voter Registration Application in person at the Department of Motor Vehicle
OR notarized their request for a mail ballot
OR requested the mail ballot in person at the Election Department and presented official identification, e.g., Nevada driver’s license or identification. card
OR indicated in their written mail ballot request that they are 1 or more of the following:
Confined due to illness
Military personnel or the dependent of military personnel temporarily living outside of Nevada
Clark County residents temporarily living overseas
Returning Your Voted Ballot
Do not drop off your voted mail ballot at an early voting or election day polling place, as it will not be accepted. You may drop it off at the Boulder City City Clerk's office on or before 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Deadline - The Boulder City City Clerk’s office must receive your voted mail ballot (whether mailed or returned in person) on or before 7 p.m. on Election Day in order for it to be counted.
Who May Return It - Only the voter who requested the mail ballot or a family member may return it. If a family member returns it, that family member must sign a statement confirming he or she is a member of the voters family.
Unlawful Acts - It is unlawful for a person to fraudulently request a mail ballot in the name of another person or to induce or coerce another person to fraudulently request a mail ballot in the name of another person. Violators are guilty of a category E felony.