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Gov. Sandoval sets date for Special Election to fill Congressional seat

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CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval today announced his intent to call a special election for Congressional District 2 (CD2) on Tuesday September 13, 2011.

“In anticipation of Congressman Dean Heller’s resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives to serve in the United States Senate, I am preparing to call for a special election,” Governor Sandoval said. “With an election in early September, Nevada will have a full voice as the House begins its work this fall.”

According to Nevada law, “the election must be conducted: (a) As soon as practicable after the issuance of the proclamation; (b) On a Tuesday; and (c) Not more than 180 days after the issuance of the proclamation.”

Secretary of State Ross Miller will announce on Monday May 2, 2011 his interpretation of conflicting Nevada Laws on how proceed with the special election to fill the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that will be vacated by Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV).

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