June 28, 2011

State Supreme Court holds special election hearing

When it comes to establishing rules for the Congressional District 2 special election, Nevada Supreme Court justices hinted that they may defer to Secretary of State Ross Miller.

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Justice James Hardesty said the court should refer to the Secretary of State "when there are no clear regulations on election matters."

Current Nevada election laws do not allow primaries for special elections, meaning any qualified candidate can run for election, which is Miller's interpretation, or each party committee nominates its own candidate, the interpretation held by the Nevada Republican Party.

The case is being fast-tracked in the court and Miller told the RJ he expects a decision by July 6 when final ballot printing is due.