Henderson Municipal Elections are governed by Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS). Municipal elections are held in conjunction with the statewide election calendar in even-numbered years. The next City of Henderson Municipal Election will be held in 2022.
Please see the links below for filing information related to each of the following offices:
Mayor (Henderson City Charter Section 2.010)
- Must be a qualified elector.
- Must be a bona fide resident of the territory which is established by the boundaries of the city of Henderson for the 12 months immediately preceding the last day for filing a declaration of candidacy March 7, 2022, through March 18, 2022 for the office.
Council Member (Henderson City Charter Section 2.010)
- Must be a qualified elector.
- Must be a bona fide resident of the territory which is established by the boundaries of the City of Henderson for the 12 twelve months immediately preceding the last day for filing a declaration of candidacy March 7, 2022, through March 18, 2022 for the office.
- A resident of the ward which he represents for at least 30 days immediately preceding the last day for filing a declaration of candidacy March 7, 2022, through March 18, 2022 for the office.
Municipal Court Judge (Henderson City Charter Section 4.020 & NRS 5.020)
- Must be a citizen of the State.
- Must be a bona fide resident of the city of Henderson for not less than one year next preceding his or her election.
- Must be a qualified elector in the city.
- Must have not ever been removed or retired from any judicial office by the Commission on Judicial Discipline.
- File a declaration of candidacy March 7, 2022 through March 18, 2022.
Candidate Filing Packets
Please see links below for filing information for each of the following offices:
The filing period for all offices begins Monday, March 7, 2022, through Friday, March 18, 2022. Please note City Clerk office hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily including Fridays. Please call April Parra at (702) 267-1407 to schedule an appointment to submit a filing packet.
Additional candidate information:
A qualified elector is any person who is 18 years of age, is a citizen of the United States, who has resided in this state and in the county at least 30 days preceding the election at which he desires to vote, and who is registered as required by law.
(Henderson City Charter Section 1.080)
The Mayor and Council members shall not hold any other elective office with the State of Nevada or any of its political subdivisions or any other employment with the city, except as provided by law, as a member of a board or commission which is ancillary to the office which he holds or as a member of the board of trustees of a county school district, be elected or appointed to any office created by or the compensation for which was increased or fixed by the City Council, until one year after the expiration of the term for which he was elected. Any person holding any office prescribed by the above shall automatically forfeit his office as Mayor or Council member.
- Judicial Candidates: March 7, 2022, through March 18, 2022 (By appointment only.)
- Non-Judicial Candidates: March 7, 2022, through March 18, 2022 (By appointment only.)
Filing Offer & Location: By Appointment only
Jose Luis Valdez, CMC
Henderson City Hall
240 S. Water St.
Henderson, NV 89015
Call 702-267-1406 for an appointment.
All candidates for the office of Mayor, Council member, or Municipal Judge shall pay a filing fee of $100.00 payable to the City of Henderson at the time of filing.
NRS 293.740 defines electioneering as campaigning for or against a candidate, ballot question or political party by:
Buying, selling, wearing or displaying any badge, button or other insignia, except that a person may wear political insignia while voting only if he/she is reasonably unable to cover it
Soliciting signatures of any kind
The regulations for electioneering and campaigning are in the Nevada Revised Statutes’ sections 293.3572, 293.361 and 293.740. The rules differ for early voting and election day electioneering:
If the voting site is located on private property (mall, supermarket, etc.), no electioneering is allowed on the owner’s property without the owner’s permission (NRS 293.3572).
If the voting site is located on public property, no one may electioneer within 100 feet of the voting area (NRS 293.361).
No one may electioneer within 100 feet of the entrance to the building or structure in which a polling place is located (NRS 293.740).
Election signs are subject to regulation and enforcement pursuant to the City’s Development Code (Title 19 of the Henderson Municipal Code), which is currently in the process of revision. Please contact the Community Development and Services Department, Code Enforcement Division, for more information regarding permissible sign sizes, locations and physical types, and whether a permit may be required.
All campaign financial disclosure statements (FDS) are required to be filed online with the Secretary of State by all state and local elected officials by January 15 of each year they are in office.
More information can be found here.