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February 21, 2014

Candidate says he has enough signatures for ballot

Mac Spainhour plans to run for Clark County sheriff

CLARK COUNTY — The campaign of Clark County Sheriff candidate Mac Spainhour has reported collecting more than the 636 signatures required for Spainhour to run for the office as an independent candidate in November.

Spainhour was not listed in the candidate filings printed in the News and Tribune on Feb. 8 because only Democrats and Republicans run in the primary elections scheduled for May 6.

Clark County Independents, and other minor political parties, run only in the November general election.

Spainhour and others not running in the two major parties have until June 30 to file for office.

June 30 also marks the deadline that Republican and Democrat party leaders can appoint a member of their parties to run in the general election, if that elected office is void of a member of the party.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

• MARCH 3 — Deadline for a regular party committees to file 2013 annual campaign finance reports.

• MARCH 22 — Deadline for a county election board to mail primary election absentee ballots to voters who have already filed an application with the county election board.

• APRIL 7 — Deadline for a voter to register or transfer registration in the county voter registration office.

• APRIL 8 — First day a voter may vote an absentee ballot before an absentee voter board in the office of the circuit court clerk.

• APRIL 24 — First day a confined voter, a voter caring for a confined person at a private residence, or a voter with disabilities may vote an absentee ballot before an absentee voter board at the voter’s residence or place of confinement.

• APRIL 28 – Deadline for the circuit court clerk to receive mailed, hand-delivered, or faxed absentee ballot applications requesting to vote by absentee by mail

• MAY 5 – Deadline for the circuit court clerk to receive mailed, hand delivered, or faxed absentee ballot applications from confined voters or voters caring for a confined person requesting delivery of a ballot by an absentee voter board; Deadline for a voter to file an absentee ballot application with the circuit court clerk to vote in-person in the clerk’s office; Deadline for a confined voter, voter caring for a confined person, or a voter with disabilities to vote an absentee ballot before an absentee voter board at voter’s place of confinement.

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