Special Election Date is September 13th


Mary-Sarah Kinner
Communications Director
CARSON CITY, NV - May 09, 2011

This morning, Governor Brian Sandoval signed the proclamation calling for a special election on Tuesday, September 13th to fill the vacant Congressional District 2 seat formerly held by Dean Heller.

“Today I have officially called for a special election to fill Nevada’s vacant U.S. Congressional Seat on September 13th,” Governor Sandoval said. “This proclamation begins the process under which the election shall conform with all applicable federal and state laws as interpreted by the Secretary of State.”

Federal and state law requires this seat to be filled by the people at a special election and that the election be called within seven days of the vacancy. Dean Heller resigned his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives today.

A copy of the signed proclamation is attached.


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