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 a Mayor 4 City Council members, who serve as nonpartisan and at-large. The terms for the Mayor and the City Council members are 4 years, and the terms are staggered. Municipal Elections are held in even numbered years.
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:
- City Manager
- City Attorney
- City Clerk
- Municipal Judge
- 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 plats
- 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:
- Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
- Regional Transportation Commission
- Regional Flood Control
- District Board of Health
- Insurance Pool / Pact
- Nevada League of Cities
The Mayor serves as a member of the City Council and presides over its meetings. The Mayor has no administrative duties in the
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be 18 years old by the date of the next election (or at least 17 years old if preregistering to vote)
- Have continuously resided in Clark County at least 30 days and in your precinct at least 10 days before the next election
- Not have been declared by a court to be mentally incompetent
Ways to Register or Update Registration
- IF YOU HAVE NV ID: If you have a current and valid (unexpired) Nevada Driver's License, Nevada DMV -issued State ID Card, or Nevada Interim Document, you may register to vote or update your existing Clark County, Nevada, voter registration on the Secretary of State' website
- IF YOU DO NOT HAVE NV ID: If you do not have the above items:
- You may update your existing registration online at Registered Voter Services
- IN-PERSON: You may register to vote or update your existing registration in-person or before a field registrar or at one of the following locations:
- BY MAIL: Mail -in voter registration applications (which may be used for updates of existing registration) are available at the following locations:
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 non-forwardable. 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:
- A title
- The full text
- An explanation
- The arguments for and against
Period for Early Voting
Check your sample ballot for locations, dates, and times.
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.
All Maill Ballot Elections
Starting in 2022, Nevada will have all-mail ballot elections. All "active" voters who are registered to vote no later than 14 days before Election Day will be sent a mail ballot whether or not they requested one unless they chose to opt-out.
You may still vote in person on a voting machine at any one of the many convenient early voting sites or Election Day vote centers, even if you receive a mail ballot.
Military & Overseas Residents
Military personnel and their dependents (spouse or children over 18) temporarily living outside of Nevada, and Clark County residents temporarily living overseas, should submit a "Registration and Absentee Ballot Request - Federal Post Card Application" (FPCA) instead of the standard registration application and/or mail ballot request card. The FPCA is available from Voting Officers at military bases, U.S. embassies or consulates and the Clark County Election Department.
First 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
Voted mail/absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the Election Department on or before the seventh day after Election day.
Do not drop off your voted mail ballot at an early voting site or Election Day Vote Center. Per Nevada law, early voting sites and Election Day Vote Centers cannot accept a voted mail/absentee ballot.
- Personal Delivery- You may deliver your voted mail/absentee ballot in-person. The Boulder City Clerk's office must receive your voted mail ballot on or before 7 p.m. on Election Day in order for the ballot 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, he or she must sign a statement confirming he or she is a member of the voter's 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.