Early voting begins around the valley

LAS VEGAS - Early voting began Saturday, March 18th for next month's municipal primary election.

There are a number of important offices to fill across Southern Nevada from city council to mayor.

Carol Tipton and her husband Dave made it a tradition to cast their vote on the first day of early voting.

“Every election is a big deal and especially when you're starting to look for a new mayor. That's pretty big for the City of Henderson," Carol Tipton said. 

Henderson's Mayor, Andy Hafen, is termed out after eight years on the job. Seven candidates are running for his seat.

Carol and Dave cast their ballots at the early voting polling site inside Galleria Mall.

"It's essential for people who are busy in their lives and maybe don't get a chance to go on the Tuesday of voting, so this is a Saturday morning and got it done," Dave Tipton said.

Galleria Mall hosted more than 50,000 voters during the 2016 presidential election.

Dave says getting out to vote for local elections is just as important to him as voting for president.

"Well they say all politics is local and we should from the school board all the way to the presidency and this is where we are starting the next trek," Dave Tipton said. 

Henderson isn't the only city holding elections. Voters in North Las Vegas will pick candidates for mayor and two city council seats.

Voters in the City of Las Vegas will select officials for three city council spots, including Ward 6 which encompasses the far northwest and Centennial Hills. Incumbent Steve Ross is termed out.

With her selection made in Henderson, Carol encourages people to get out to vote.

“You are important. Your vote is important," Carol Tipton said.

Dave is also glad he voted and picked up an "I Voted” sticker to show off.

"Yes, I have it right here, and I want everybody to know I came out and spoke my peace," Dave Tipton said.

Boulder City is also holding elections for city council seats.

Voters can cast their early ballots through the end of the month, but you have to do it at a polling site within city limits.

For more information on polling sites click here.

Election Day is April 4th.
 


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