City of Henderson Utilizes Vote Centers for Primary Election
Henderson Municipal Primary Election April 2
March 25, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATHY BLAHA, (702) 267-2052
HENDERSON, Nev. – Henderson residents can cast their vote at any of 10 vote center locations throughout the city for the primary election April 2 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vote centers replace traditional precinct polling locations pre-assigned to registered voters. Henderson voters have the option of voting at numerous locations, allowing more flexibility and convenience when exercising their right to vote.
“It’s always one of our priorities to encourage voter participation during the municipal election,” said Henderson City Clerk Sabrina Mercadante. “We were the first municipality in Nevada to implement vote centers as a way to improve the ease of voting and ultimately raise voter participation. Through the use of vote centers, our citizens can conveniently cast their ballot to elect the leaders of their community.”
Vote centers were introduced in Henderson in the 2007 municipal election. The 10 vote centers are strategically located throughout the city based on ease of access and community familiarity. The non precinct based locations enable registered voters to conveniently cast their ballot at any of the 10 vote centers.
Henderson municipal elections are nonpartisan. Registered voters may vote for any candidate regardless of party affiliation or the ward in which they reside. In addition, candidates’ party affiliations do not appear on the ballot or in the sample ballot.
This year, registered voters in Henderson will cast their ballot for the elected offices of mayor, councilman for Ward III and municipal court judge for Department I. Councilman terms are four years and the municipal court judge term is six years.
In each of the elected offices, if one candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes cast in the primary election, that candidate is declared elected and no general election is needed for that office. If no one candidate is declared elected, the two candidates in each office with the highest percentages of votes cast will move forward to the general election June 4.
For information on candidates or to download a voter guide, visit VoteHendersonNV.com or call the city of Henderson Office of the City Clerk at 702-267-1400.
City of Henderson Vote Center Locations
Sun City Anthem Center
2450 Hampton Road
Black Mountain Recreation Center
599 Greenway Road
Desert Willow Community Center
2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway
Galleria at Sunset
1300 W. Sunset Road
Green Valley Library
2797 N. Green Valley Parkway
Henderson City Hall
240 Water Street
Heritage Park Senior Facility
300 Racetrack Road
Henderson Multigenerational Center
250 S. Green Valley Parkway
New Song Church
1291 Cornet Street
Silver Springs Recreation Center
1951 Silver Springs Parkway
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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.
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