MUNICIPAL PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Today is last day for remote registration
Today is the last day to register remotely to vote in next month’s municipal primary elections.
You can register by filling out a voter registration form and mailing it in, submitting a registration through a third party, or going to the Clark County Election Department today between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
After today, you can still register through March 17, but only by going in person to your city clerk’s office.
Five cities — Boulder City, Mesquite, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Las Vegas — are holding primary elections for municipal offices on April 7. Early voting begins March 21 and goes through April 3.
Turnout in city elections tends to be low. The 2007 Las Vegas municipal primary drew just 15 percent of the electorate.
To check whether your registration is current, go to www.accessclarkcounty.com/depts/election and enter your name and birth date.
TAHOE REGIONAL PLANNING
Nevada’s cuts would hurt, lawmakers told
Gov. Jim Gibbons’ proposed cuts in Nevada’s share of funding for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency would hurt the bistate agency’s ability to carry out its mission of protecting mile-high Lake Tahoe, lawmakers were told Friday.
The proposed budget would slash Nevada’s share of funds for the agency by 41 percent. Budget-cutting moves to date include the elimination of 11 staff positions, a salary and hiring freeze, work furloughs and closure of a satellite office on Tahoe’s north shore for at least the balance of the fiscal year.
Joanne Marchetta, acting executive director of the California-Nevada Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, said the cuts would delay projects designed to improve water quality and control runoff of sediment into Lake Tahoe.
Typically, Nevada provides a third of the Tahoe agency’s funding and California provides the rest.