Nevada Secretary of State
Employer / Organization
Nov 06, 2018
Mar 05, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018
The Secretary of State for Nevada is the third highest ranking state official, behind the governor and lieutenant governor. The office is responsible for maintaining the official records of the acts of the state legislature and of the executive branch of the Nevada government. The secretary of state acts as the official record-keeper of the state of Nevada and is the keeper of the State Seal of Nevada. The secretary also maintains the official bond of the state treasurer and serves on the State Board of Prison Commissioners, the State Board of Examiners, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board, the State Records Committee, the State Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy and the Executive Branch Audit Committee. The secretary also maintains the state's registry of living wills and advance medical directives and maintains a list of ministers and clergy in the state. The salary for this position is $102,898/year.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including petition requirements, a filing fee, campaign finance forms and other office specific requirements. Inquire into primary election details if you plan to run as a partisan candidate. Next file these papers with the county clerk or the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office depending on the type of district you plan to run in. If the district encompasses a single part of a county, you will file with the county. If the district has parts of multiple counties you will file with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office. If you plan to run as an independent you must gain a stipulated amount of petition signatures that varies by office. These signatures must be submitted to be certified by county clerks or the appropriate election officials 10 business days before the end of the filing window. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the required signatures or filing fee by the filing window deadline to the applicable election official in order to appear on the primary or general election ballot in November. The filing window is from the first Monday in March until the second Friday following the first Monday in March. The Nevada Secretary of State's Office, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns, can be reached at (775)-684-5708. If you live in Clark County, the Clark County Registrar of Voters can be reached by phone at (702)-455-6552. It is recommended that any potential candidates read the applicable parts of the Clark County Candidate Guide before attempting to file: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/election/Documents/2016/CG16.pdf.
Submit application to:
Nevada Secretary of State, 101 North Carson St, Carson City, NV, 89701, US