Nevada Attorney General

Employer / Organization

Nevada

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Mar 05, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018

Description

The Attorney General of Nevada is a constitutional officer in the executive branch of the Nevada state government. The attorney general is the state's chief legal counsel. He or she represents the people of Nevada in civil and criminal matters before trial, appellate and the supreme courts of Nevada and the United States. The attorney general also serves as legal counsel to state officers and, with few exceptions, to state agencies, boards and commissions. The attorney general may also work with or help district attorneys, local law enforcement, and federal and international criminal justice agencies in the administration of justice. In addition, the attorney general establishes and operates projects and programs to protect Nevadans from fraud or illegal activities that target consumers or threaten public safety, and enforces laws that safeguard the environment and natural resources. Under the Nevada Constitution, the attorney general is elected to a four-year term. The salary for this position is $141,086/year.

Application Guidelines
To 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