Boulder City voters turn out at polls despite lack of candidates

They didn’t have any candidates to choose from, but that didn’t keep Boulder City voters away from the polls Tuesday.

More than 38 percent of the city’s roughly 9,500 registered voters turned out to decide six ballot questions on a range of subjects.

That was the highest turnout among the five Clark County cities that participated in the municipal general election.

As a result, Boulder City will be buying some new ambulances but not new police cars from the city’s capital improvement fund.

A little more than 60 percent of voters said yes to $350,000 for the ambulances — Question 1 — while 56 percent voters said no to $250,000 for the squad cars — Question 2.

During the Nov. 2 general election, more than 55 percent of voters rejected a combined proposal to spend $500,000 in capital funds on both ambulances and police vehicles.

In Tuesday’s most lopsided result, more than 90 percent of voters shot down Question 5, a proposal to reduce the city’s residency requirement for council and mayoral candidates from two years to 30 days.

Boulder City residents also overwhelmingly rejected Question 8, a measure to make the job of city attorney an elected post.

The two other measures that passed were Question 4, which allows the Boulder City Library District to buy 4 acres of city-owned land it currently leases, and Question 3, which clears the city to refinance its share of the debt associated with the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s troubled third intake project at Lake Mead.

There were races for mayor and two City Council seats in Boulder City this year, but they were all decided in the April 5 primary with outright wins by incumbent Mayor Roger Tobler and new council members Peggy Leavitt and Rod Woodbury.

Boulder City is home to about 16,000 people.

Contact reporter Henry Brean at or 702-383-0350.

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