Nrs: Chapter 293 - Elections

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TITLE 24 - ELECTIONS

CHAPTER 293 - ELECTIONS

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 293.010           Definitions.

NRS 293.013           “Absent

ballot” defined.

NRS 293.015           “Absent

voter” defined.

NRS 293.016           “Abstract

of votes” defined.

NRS 293.017           “Active

registration” defined.

NRS 293.019           “Approved

electronic transmission” defined.

NRS 293.025           “Ballot”

defined.

NRS 293.026           “Ballot

box” defined.

NRS 293.030           “Ballot

listing” defined.

NRS 293.032           “Canvass”

defined.

NRS 293.033           “Central

committee” defined.

NRS 293.0335         “Central

counting place” defined.

NRS 293.034           “Certificate

of election” defined.

NRS 293.035           “Challenge

list” defined.

NRS 293.038           “City

of population category one” defined.

NRS 293.0382         “City

of population category two” defined.

NRS 293.0384         “City

of population category three” defined.

NRS 293.040           “Clerk”

defined.

NRS 293.042           “Contest”

defined.

NRS 293.044           “County

clerk” defined; synonymous with “registrar of voters” in certain counties.

NRS 293.046           “Deputy

clerk” defined.

NRS 293.050           “Election

board officer” defined.

NRS 293.053           “Election

board register” defined.

NRS 293.055           “Elector”

defined.

NRS 293.056           “Facsimile

machine” defined.

NRS 293.057           “Filing

officer” defined.

NRS 293.059           “General

city election” defined.

NRS 293.060           “General

election” defined.

NRS 293.063           “Independent

candidate” defined.

NRS 293.064           “Judicial

office” defined.

NRS 293.0643         “Judicial

officer” defined.

NRS 293.065           “Mail”

defined.

NRS 293.0655         “Major

political party” defined.

NRS 293.0657         “Mechanical

recording device” defined.

NRS 293.0659         “Mechanical

voting system” defined.

NRS 293.066           “Minor

political party” defined.

NRS 293.0675         “Nonpartisan

office” defined.

NRS 293.068           “Oath”

defined.

NRS 293.069           “Petition

district” defined.

NRS 293.070           “Physical

disability” defined.

NRS 293.073           “Political

party” defined.

NRS 293.077           “Precinct”

defined.

NRS 293.079           “Primary

city election” defined.

NRS 293.080           “Primary

election” defined.

NRS 293.082           “Provisional

ballot” defined.

NRS 293.090           “Registered

voter” defined.

NRS 293.0925         “Registrar

of voters’ register” defined.

NRS 293.093           “Regular

votes” defined.

NRS 293.094           “Rejected

ballot” defined.

NRS 293.095           “Roster”

defined.

NRS 293.097           “Sample

ballot” defined.

NRS 293.100           “School

office” defined.

NRS 293.103           “School

officers” defined.

NRS 293.105           “Service

of the United States” defined.

NRS 293.107           “Spoiled

ballot” defined.

NRS 293.109           “State

officer” defined.

NRS 293.111           “Statewide

voter registration list” defined.

NRS 293.113           “Tally

list” defined.

NRS 293.115           “Township

office” defined.

NRS 293.117           “Township

officer” defined.

NRS 293.119           “Undervote”

defined.

NRS 293.121           “Voting

district” defined.

NRS 293.124           Secretary

of State to serve as Chief Officer of Elections; regulations.

NRS 293.126           Applicability

of chapter to city elections.

NRS 293.127           Liberal

construction of title and determination of real will of electors.

NRS 293.1273         Facsimile

of signature created by computer to verify or compare signature.

NRS 293.1275         Counting

of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays in computing certain periods of time;

exceptions.

GENERAL ELECTIONS

NRS 293.12755       Date.

CIRCULATION AND SUFFICIENCY OF CERTAIN PETITIONS

NRS 293.127563     Secretary

of State to determine number of signatures required for certain petitions.

NRS 293.127565     Use

of public buildings to gather signatures on petitions; remedy for violation;

regulations.

NRS 293.12757       Qualification

to sign petition.

NRS 293.12758       Receipt

issued by county clerk; requirements for petition.

NRS 293.1276         County

clerk to forward number of signatures to Secretary of State; notice of failure

to file required number of signatures; handling of petition; regulations.

NRS 293.1277         Verification

of signatures by county clerks; regulations.

NRS 293.1278         Qualification

or disqualification of petition upon receipt of certificates or amended

certificates by Secretary of State.

NRS 293.1279         Qualification

or disqualification of petition upon verification of signatures; regulations.

NRS 293.12793       Appeal

with Secretary of State contesting verification of signatures; notification of

public officer who is subject of petition to recall; consideration and

investigation of allegations.

NRS 293.12795       Action

by Secretary of State upon review of appeal; judicial review of decision of Secretary

of State.

MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES

NRS 293.128           Procedure

for qualification.

NRS 293.130           County

conventions: Place; notice.

NRS 293.133           Number

of delegates from voting precincts to county convention.

NRS 293.134           Use

of room or space occupied by State or local government by state or county

central committee.

NRS 293.135           Precinct

meetings of registered voters before county convention: Time and place; notice.

NRS 293.137           Election

of delegates to county convention; procedure if precinct fails to elect

delegates; certificates given to elected delegates; state central committee to

adopt written procedural rules.

NRS 293.140           County

conventions: Manner of organization; authorized action of delegates.

NRS 293.143           County

central committee: Number; change in membership.

NRS 293.145           Number

of delegates to state convention.

NRS 293.150           State

conventions: Place and actions; additional conventions.

NRS 293.153           Number

of members of state central committee.

NRS 293.155           Rules

of county and state conventions; delegate must be qualified elector; unit rule

of voting prohibited.

NRS 293.157           State

and county central committees: Terms of office; termination of membership;

vacancies.

NRS 293.160           State

and county central committees: Election of officers and executive committee;

other powers.

NRS 293.161           Right

of participation as delegate to county or state convention or member of county

or state central committee.

NRS 293.163           Selection

of delegates and alternates to national party convention and members of

national committee by state convention in presidential election year.

NRS 293.165           Procedure

for filling vacancy in major or minor political party nomination or nonpartisan

nomination.

NRS 293.166           Procedure

for filling vacancy in party nomination for office of State Legislator from

multicounty legislative district.

NRS 293.167           Nomination

of party candidates for United States Senator or Representative in Congress.

MINOR POLITICAL PARTIES

NRS 293.171           Procedure

for organization.

NRS 293.1715         Procedure

to place candidates’ names on ballot; limitation on number of candidates to

appear on ballot.

NRS 293.172           Contents

of petition required to place candidates’ names on ballot; limitation on who

may sign petition; requirements for signing.

NRS 293.1725         Candidates:

Submission of list to Secretary of State; filing of declaration of candidacy

and certificate of nomination.

NRS 293.174           Challenge

of qualification.

NOMINATIONS

NRS 293.175           Date

of primary election; nomination of candidates; applicability of provisions

governing nominations.

NRS 293.1755         Residency

requirements for candidates; penalty for knowingly and willfully making false

statement concerning residency on declaration or acceptance of candidacy;

exception.

NRS 293.176           When

candidacy for major political party prohibited; exception.

NRS 293.177           Declaration

or acceptance of candidacy: Filing required before name may be printed on

ballot; forms; contents; address of candidate; retention of proof of identity

and residency; appointment of agent for service of process; investigation and

disqualification of candidate who has been convicted of felony and has not had

civil rights restored.

NRS 293.180           Certificates

of candidacy: Requirements; filing; acceptance of candidacy.

NRS 293.181           Declaration

of residency required of candidate for office of State Legislator.

NRS 293.182           Written

challenges concerning qualifications of candidates.

NRS 293.184           Penalty

for willfully filing declaration or acceptance of candidacy with knowledge it contains

false statement; posting of notice of disqualification at polling place

required in certain circumstances.

NRS 293.185           Offices

for filing declarations, certificates and acceptances of candidacies.

NRS 293.186           Candidates

for public office to receive form or access to electronic form for making

statement of financial disclosure and related instructions.

NRS 293.187           Certification

of names of persons for whom candidacy papers have been filed.

NRS 293.190           Certification

of names of persons nominated at primary election.

NRS 293.193           Filing

fees.

NRS 293.194           Return

of filing fee to certain candidates.

NRS 293.195           Nonpartisan

offices.

NRS 293.196           Each

office of justice of the Supreme Court constitutes separate office for

nomination and election.

NRS 293.1965         Each

office of judge of the Court of Appeals constitutes separate office for

nomination and election.

NRS 293.197           Each

department of district court constitutes separate office for nomination and

election; ballots used in certain counties.

NRS 293.198           Each

department of Justice Court constitutes separate office for nomination and

election.

NRS 293.200           Independent

candidates: Qualification; petition of candidacy; time limit for challenge;

declaration of candidacy.

NRS 293.202           Withdrawal

of candidacy; rescission.

NRS 293.203           Contents

and publication of notice of primary or general election.

NRS 293.204           Time

for filing declaration or acceptance of candidacy for special election.

ELECTION PRECINCTS

NRS 293.205           Establishment,

abolishment, alteration and consolidation; boundaries.

NRS 293.206           Submission

of maps to Secretary of State and Legislative Counsel Bureau; determination of

statutory compliance; revisions.

NRS 293.207           Establishment

on basis of number of voters therein; maximum number of voters; consolidation

of precincts.

NRS 293.208           Limitations

on creation, division, abolition, consolidation and alteration during certain

periods; exceptions.

NRS 293.209           Creation

or change of election district during certain period in year of general or

general city election prohibited; annexation not prohibited during year of

election.

NRS 293.210           Establishment

of new election precinct: Petition and conditions.

NRS 293.213           Mailing

precincts; absent ballot mailing precincts.

ELECTION BOARDS

NRS 293.217           Appointment

of officers by county clerk; appointment of deputy sheriffs for elections;

appointment of trainees.

NRS 293.2175         Appointment

of pupil as trainee: Qualifications; requirements; duties; compensation.

NRS 293.218           Recommendations

by chair of election board of persons for service on election board.

NRS 293.220           Delivery

of notice of appointment to officer or trainee.

NRS 293.223           Notice

of unwillingness to serve as officer or trainee; appointment of replacement.

NRS 293.225           Continuing

powers and duties of election boards; reserve officers of election board;

procedure for filling vacancies.

NRS 293.227           Designation

of chair; duties; restrictions upon participation of trainees; training; travel

expenses for training.

NRS 293.230           Appointment

of single central election board for mailing precincts.

NRS 293.235           Appointment

and duties of absent ballot central counting board; no central election board

if absent ballot central counting board appointed.

NRS 293.243           Number

of officers on absent ballot central counting board; appointment of deputy

sheriff; absent ballot central counting board under direction of county clerk.

REGULATION OF ELECTIONS

NRS 293.247           Regulations

of Secretary of State for conduct of elections; interpretations; distribution

of information to county and city clerks.

NRS 293.250           Secretary

of State to prescribe procedure for and requirements of a system for

registration of voters by computer and form of ballots, other documents and

papers; printed matter on ballots; authority of county clerks to divide paper

ballots and prescribe color for ballots and voting receipts.

STATEWIDE MEASURES: PREPARATION OF ARGUMENTS; PUBLICATION

NRS 293.252           Appointment

of committees to prepare arguments advocating and opposing approval of

constitutional amendments and statewide measures proposed by initiative or

referendum; duties of committees; Secretary of State required to reject

libelous or factually inaccurate statements; appeal.

NRS 293.253           Publication:

Duties of Secretary of State and county clerk; costs.

VOTERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS

NRS 293.2543         Short

title.

NRS 293.2546         Legislative

declaration of voters’ rights.

NRS 293.2549         Duties

of Secretary of State and of county and city clerks.

BALLOTS

NRS 293.256           Names

of candidates on ballots not to include title, designation of profession or

occupation.

NRS 293.2565         Use

of given names, surnames and nicknames on ballot; use of additional criteria to

distinguish between candidates having same given names and surnames.

NRS 293.257           Separate

primary ballots; placement of candidates’ names; designation on application to

register to vote of affiliation with major political party condition for

registered voter to cast ballot for party at primary election.

NRS 293.260           Declaration

of nominees: Omission and appearance of names on primary ballot; appearance of

names on general ballot.

NRS 293.262           Absent

ballot or ballot voted in mailing precinct: Methods in which ballot is to be

voted.

NRS 293.263           Primary

ballot for major political party: Form; names of candidates to be grouped

alphabetically; exception.

NRS 293.265           Nonpartisan

primary ballot: Form; names of candidates to be grouped alphabetically;

exception.

NRS 293.267           Ballot

for general election: Form; names of candidates to be grouped alphabetically;

exception; indication of party name, “independent” or “nonpartisan” or

abbreviations thereof; order of appearance of certain statewide measures.

NRS 293.2673         Ballot

to indicate date of election and at which election ballot will be used.

NRS 293.268           Order

of listing offices, candidates and questions on ballots.

NRS 293.269           Ballots

for statewide offices or President and Vice President must permit voter to

register opposition to all candidates.

NRS 293.2693         Voter

education program to be provided in county or city using paper ballots.

VOTING SYSTEMS GENERALLY

NRS 293.2696         General

requirements for voting systems; duties of Secretary of State and of county and

city clerks.

NRS 293.2699         Voting

systems used by counties and cities: Voting materials to be provided in English

and other languages in accordance with federal law.

VOTING AT POLLS

NRS 293.270           Voting

by printed ballot or other approved or authorized system; write-in voting

prohibited; exception.

NRS 293.272           Voting

in person required at first election after valid registration for voter who

registered to vote by mail or computer; exceptions.

NRS 293.2725         Voter

who registered to vote by mail or computer and has not previously voted in

election for federal office in Nevada: Prerequisites to voting at polling place

and to voting by mail; applicability of section; exceptions.

NRS 293.273           Time

for opening and closing polls; duties of officers of election board.

NRS 293.2735         Establishment

of polling place for precinct in residential development exclusively for

elderly persons.

NRS 293.2738         Polling

place not to be established in any building named for candidate appearing on

ballot.

NRS 293.274           Members

of general public allowed to observe conduct of voting at polling place;

photographing or otherwise recording conduct of voting by members of general

public prohibited.

NRS 293.275           Possession

of election board register by election board required for performance of

board’s duties.

NRS 293.277           Conditions

for entitlement of person to vote; forms of identification to identify

registered voter.

NRS 293.283           Identification

of registered voter who is unable to sign name.

NRS 293.285           Election

board officer in charge of register required to take voter’s signature.

NRS 293.287           Announcement

of name and political affiliation of registered voter; challenges; nonpartisan

ballot at primary election.

NRS 293.2955         Accessibility

of polling place, ballot and election materials to persons who are elderly and

to persons with disabilities; provision of mechanical recording device to

record votes electronically; alternative placement of specially equipped voting

devices at central locations.

NRS 293.296           Assistance

to voter who is physically disabled or unable to read or write English.

NRS 293.297           Change

of vote on certain mechanical recording devices.

NRS 293.301           Posting

of alphabetical listing of registered voters at polling place; tearing or

defacing alphabetical listing prohibited; penalty.

NRS 293.302           Posting

of notice of death of candidate at polling place.

NRS 293.3025         Posting

of copies of certain other information and documents at polling place.

NRS 293.303           Challenges.

NRS 293.3035         Notice

of result of challenge.

NRS 293.304           Voting

by person successfully challenged on grounds of residency.

NRS 293.305           Closing

of polls; admission of voters and other persons.

NRS 293.307           Duties

of voting board before adjournment.

VOTING BY PROVISIONAL BALLOT

NRS 293.3081         Casting

of provisional ballot: General conditions; declaration or application.

NRS 293.3082         Casting

of provisional ballot: Specific prerequisites; completion of written

affirmation; contents of affirmation; provision of receipt; notation on roster;

provisional ballot limited to purpose of voting for candidates for federal

offices.

NRS 293.3083         Casting

of ballot by mail to vote for candidate for federal office; treatment as

provisional ballot under certain circumstances.

NRS 293.3084         County

and city clerks to establish certain procedures relating to provisional

ballots.

NRS 293.3085         Canvass

and counting of provisional ballots.

NRS 293.3086         Free

access system to provide information to voter casting provisional ballot.

ABSENT BALLOT VOTING

NRS 293.309           Absent

ballots: Preparation; reasonable accommodations for use by persons who are

elderly or disabled; time for distribution; ineffectiveness of legal actions to

prevent issuance.

NRS 293.3095         Distribution

of forms to request absent ballots.

NRS 293.310           Request

and receipt of absent ballot allows voting only by absent ballot; exception;

county clerk to notify election board if absent ballot issued.

NRS 293.313           Persons

entitled to absent ballot; fraud or coercion in obtaining ballot prohibited;

penalty.

NRS 293.315           Limitation

on time to apply for absent ballot; public inspection authorized; issuance of

absent ballot; immunity of county clerk.

NRS 293.316           Application

for absent ballot because of illness, disability or absence: Requirements;

delivery of ballot; voting procedure.

NRS 293.3165         Application

for absent ballot because of physical disability: Requirements; voting

procedure.

NRS 293.317           Invalid

absent ballots.

NRS 293.320           County

clerk to determine if applicant for absent ballot is registered voter.

NRS 293.323           Delivery

of absent ballot and voting supplies; return of absent ballot; recordation of

certain information by county clerk; regulations.

NRS 293.325           Duties

of county clerk upon receipt of absent ballot from voter: Deposit of voted

ballot; delivery for counting.

NRS 293.330           Procedure

for voting after requesting absent ballot; unlawful return of ballot; penalty.

NRS 293.333           Procedure

for depositing absent ballot in ballot box.

NRS 293.335           Empty

envelopes and rejected ballots to be returned to county clerk.

NRS 293.340           Duty

of county clerk to provide ballot box for each ballot listing if absent ballot

central counting board appointed; deposit of voted ballots.

VOTING IN MAILING PRECINCTS

NRS 293.343           Eligibility

of certain voters to vote by mail; effect of county clerk designating precinct

as mailing precinct; designation of polling place at which voters entitled to

vote in mailing precincts may vote in person.

NRS 293.345           Duty

of county clerk to mail official mailing ballots to registered voters; sample

ballot for mailing precinct to include notice concerning polling place where

voters may vote in person if applicable.

NRS 293.350           Enrollment

of eligible voter’s name; procedure for mailing of ballot and voting supplies

by county clerk.

NRS 293.353           Marking

and return of mailing ballot by voter; voting in person after receipt of

mailing ballot; penalty.

NRS 293.355           Duties

of county clerk upon receipt of envelope which contains mailing ballot.

EARLY VOTING BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE

NRS 293.356           Issuance

of ballot; location at which ballot must be voted.

NRS 293.3561         County

clerk to establish criteria for selection of permanent and temporary polling

places for early voting by personal appearance.

NRS 293.3564         Permanent

polling places for early voting.

NRS 293.3568         Period

for early voting; hours for permanent polling places.

NRS 293.3572         Temporary

branch polling places: Authority of county clerk to establish; hours during

which voting may be conducted; legal rights and remedies of property owners or

lessors not affected by presence of polling places.

NRS 293.3576         Schedule

of locations and times for early voting.

NRS 293.358           Appointment

of deputy clerks.

NRS 293.3583         Mechanical

recording devices: Preparation before polls open each day.

NRS 293.3585         Procedure

for voting.

NRS 293.3594         Security

precautions.

NRS 293.3604         Mechanical

recording devices: Duties of election board at close of each voting day; duties

of ballot board for early voting and county clerk at close of last voting day.

NRS 293.3606         Returns;

secrecy of ballots; disseminating information about count of returns before

polls close prohibited; penalty.

NRS 293.3608         County

clerk to ensure that mechanical recording devices used for early voting provide

record of number of votes; delivery of records and other items to central counting

place.

NRS 293.361           Electioneering

prohibited near polling place; penalty.

RETURNS AND CANVASS

NRS 293.3625         Record

made by county clerk of receipt at central counting place of sealed container

used to transport official ballots.

NRS 293.363           Preparation

by counting board to count paper ballots.

NRS 293.365           Accounting

of all ballots required before count begun.

NRS 293.367           Rejection

of ballot; regulations for counting ballots.

NRS 293.3673         Errors

in information on certain form not grounds for rejection of absent ballot.

NRS 293.3677         Standards

for counting votes; regulations.

NRS 293.368           Counting

of votes cast for deceased candidate.

NRS 293.370           Procedure

for completion of tally lists.

NRS 293.373           Duties

of officers of counting board after ballots counted if paper ballots used.

NRS 293.383           Posting

of copies of result of votes cast.

NRS 293.384           Initial

withdrawal of absent ballots from ballot boxes; verification of proper number

of absent ballots; procedure for counting.

NRS 293.385           Withdrawal

of absent ballots from ballot boxes after initial withdrawal; verification of

proper number and counting of absent ballots; reporting results of count;

disseminating information about count before polls close prohibited; penalty.

NRS 293.387           Canvass

of returns; abstract of votes.

NRS 293.388           Abstract

of votes: Transmission to public libraries or posting upon website.

NRS 293.389           Inclusion

of inactive voters in reports of votes prohibited.

NRS 293.391           Disposition

and inspection of ballots, lists, records and stubs of voted ballots after

canvass by county commissioners.

NRS 293.393           Preparation

of abstracts of votes cast at general election or other statewide election;

certificates of election.

NRS 293.395           Transmission

of copy of certified abstract of votes and mechanized report to Secretary of

State; canvass of vote by justices of Supreme Court; Governor to grant

certificates of election and issue proclamations.

NRS 293.397           Prohibitions

against withholding certificate of election or commission.

TIES, RECOUNTS AND CONTESTS

NRS 293.400           Determination

of winner if tie vote; recounts.

NRS 293.403           Recount

of vote: Demand; advance deposit of costs.

NRS 293.404           Employment

and duties of recount board; persons present; count of ballots; recounts

affecting more than one county; regulations.

NRS 293.405           Costs

of recount; commencement and completion of recount; limitation on additional

recount.

NRS 293.407           Filing

of written statement of contest with clerk of district court; verification.

NRS 293.410           Dismissal

of statement of contest; grounds for contest.

NRS 293.413           Time

for filing statement of contest; precedence of election contest; referral to

special master.

NRS 293.415           Depositions

in election contests; trial and submission of matter.

NRS 293.417           Judgment

of court in election contest.

NRS 293.420           Court

costs.

NRS 293.423           Recount

of ballots at hearing of contest.

NRS 293.425           Contest

of general election for office of State Legislator: Statement of contest and

other documents and materials to be filed with Secretary of State; ability of

contestant to amend statement of contest; list of witnesses; depositions,

investigation and presentation of evidence.

NRS 293.427           Contest

of general election for office of State Legislator: Seating of candidate with

highest number of votes; withdrawal of statement of contest; hearing and

deciding of contest by appropriate house of Legislature; certificates of

election; remedy.

NRS 293.430           Contest

of general election for office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, justice of

Supreme Court or judge of Court of Appeals: Filing of documents and other

evidence with Secretary of State; seating of candidate; duties of Secretary of

State and Legislature; withdrawal of contest.

NRS 293.433           Decision

of contest for office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor or justice of Supreme

Court by Senate and Assembly in joint session.

NRS 293.435           Certificate

of election delivered after decision.

ELECTION EXPENSES

NRS 293.437           Designation

of polling places.

NRS 293.440           List

of persons registered to vote in precinct, district or county: Distribution of

copies; contents; limitation on printing costs; request for and use by

committees of political parties; fees.

NRS 293.442           Election

Account: Creation; deposit of money in Account; disposition of interest and

income; authority of Secretary of State to disburse, expend and receive money;

payment of claims.

NRS 293.443           Election

expenses.

NRS 293.445           Expenses

for assistants to county or city clerk.

NRS 293.446           Compensation

of officer of election board for delivery of election returns to county or city

clerk.

NRS 293.460           Compensation

of officers of election board, deputy sheriffs and other employees.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

NRS 293.462           Construction

of containers used to transport official ballots.

NRS 293.463           Employees

may absent themselves from employment to vote: Procedure; penalty.

NRS 293.464           Court-ordered

extension of deadline for voting.

NRS 293.465           Loss

or destruction of ballots, or other cause preventing election in precinct or

district; new election.

NRS 293.468           Secretary

of State to provide election materials in usable format for persons who are

elderly or disabled.

NRS 293.4685         Certain

additional duties of Secretary of State; county and city clerks to provide

information requested by Secretary of State.

NRS 293.4687         Website

maintained by Secretary of State for public information relating to elections;

requirements.

NRS 293.4689         Website

maintained by county clerk for public information relating to elections;

requirements.

NRS 293.469           County

clerks encouraged to provide election information and materials in usable format

for persons who are elderly or disabled.

NRS 293.4695         County

clerks required to collect and report certain information concerning election

processes; Secretary of State to solicit and collect voter comments regarding

election processes; report to Legislature.

NRS 293.471           Address

of business that receives or distributes mail to be provided to county clerk.

NRS 293.480           Limitation

on inspection of ballots after return to county or city clerk.

NRS 293.481           Governing

body of political subdivision, public or quasi-public corporation, or other

local agency submitting question to voters required to submit certain documents

and information to county and city clerks; fee to cover cost of placing

question and associated information on ballot.

NRS 293.4815         Transmission

of question to be presented to voters to Secretary of State.

NRS 293.482           Advisory

questions: Submission to voters by certain governmental entities; prerequisites

to placement on ballot; description of anticipated financial effect; appearance

on sample ballot; preparation of sample questions. [Replaced in revision by NRS 295.230.]

REGISTRATION OF VOTERS; REGISTRARS

NRS 293.485           Qualification

of voter: Citizenship, age and residence.

NRS 293.486           Determination

of address at which voter actually resides.

NRS 293.487           When

residence not gained or lost.

NRS 293.490           Residence

not lost upon removal from county or precinct.

NRS 293.493           Loss

of residence upon removal to another state, territory or foreign country.

NRS 293.495           Presumption

of intention to abandon residence.

NRS 293.497           Residence

of head of family.

NRS 293.500           Loss

of residence upon removal from State with intention to remain elsewhere for

indefinite time.

NRS 293.5002         Registration

of person with fictitious address: Form of application; maintenance of

application by Secretary of State and county clerk.

NRS 293.502           Registration

of certain persons recently discharged from Armed Forces or separated from

employment outside of the United States; registration of spouses and dependents

of such persons.

NRS 293.503           County

clerk is ex officio county registrar; custody of documents relating to

registration; official records of office of county clerk; maintenance of

records; time limitation on program to remove names of ineligible persons;

availability of records for public inspection; confidential information.

NRS 293.5035         Designation

by county clerk of building owned or leased by county as county facility at

which electors may register to vote.

NRS 293.504           Voter

registration agencies: Creation; duties; duty of Secretary of State to

cooperate with Secretary of Defense to allow persons to register at military

recruitment offices.

NRS 293.5045         Voter

registration agencies: Prohibited acts; penalties.

NRS 293.505           Appointment,

powers and duties of field registrars; prohibited acts of field registrars,

clerks, employees of voter registration agencies or persons assisting voters;

penalty.

NRS 293.5055         Registration

of voter outside boundaries of county.

NRS 293.5057         Registration

of nonresident to vote for office of President and Vice President.

NRS 293.506           County

clerk authorized to establish system for registration of voters by computer;

requirements.

NRS 293.507           Forms

for application to register to vote and affidavit concerning lack of certain

identification; requirements for forms; use of certain numbers to identify

voter; regulations.

NRS 293.508           Forms

for application to register to vote must include option to receive sample

ballot in larger type.

NRS 293.509           County

clerk authorized to provide form for application to register to vote upon

request; requirements for request; records to be kept by county clerk in

response to request.

NRS 293.510           Election

board register; registrar of voters’ register.

NRS 293.511           Register

kept by computer to include all information in original applications to

register to vote.

NRS 293.513           Elector

may register for other elections despite closing of registration for impending

election.

NRS 293.517           Authorized

methods of registration of elector; requirements for application; change of

name; issuance of voter registration card; objection to application to register

to vote by county clerk under certain circumstances.

NRS 293.518           Elector

to indicate affiliation or nonaffiliation with political party at time of

voting; duties of county clerk or field registrar of voters in listing

elector’s affiliation or lack thereof; elector’s party to be listed as

“nonpartisan” if elector makes no indication.

NRS 293.520           Registration

or reregistration of elector who is unable to sign name.

NRS 293.523           Registration

of naturalized citizen.

NRS 293.5235         Registration

of voters by mail or computer; penalty; regulations.

NRS 293.5237         Registration

of person at home by field registrar.

NRS 293.524           Registration

at time of application for issuance or renewal of driver’s license or identification

card; use of forms submitted to Department of Motor Vehicles to correct

information in registrar of voters’ register; regulations.

NRS 293.525           Vote

after residence changed but registration not transferred; affirmation by

elector; use of information regarding current address to correct registrar of

voters’ register.

NRS 293.527           Notice

of cancellation of registration when elector moves to another county.

NRS 293.530           Correction

of statewide voter registration list; authority of county clerk to make

investigations; county clerk to cancel registration of voter under certain

circumstances; maintenance of records regarding notices of cancellation;

designation of voter as inactive; regulations.

NRS 293.5303         Data

concerning change of address of registered voter: Agreement with United States

Postal Service or other authorized person for use of data by county clerk.

NRS 293.5307         Data

concerning change of address of registered voter: Identification of registered

voter who has moved; notices to registered voter.

NRS 293.533           Action

to compel registration.

NRS 293.535           Cancellation

of registration: Affidavit of person stating elector is not citizen of United

States or has abandoned residence in county; notice to registrant.

NRS 293.537           Applications

to register to vote of electors who have cancelled registration: Preservation;

microfilming; destruction; reinstatement if cancelled erroneously.

NRS 293.540           Circumstances

in which county clerk is required to cancel registration of voter.

NRS 293.541           Additional

circumstances in which county clerk is required to cancel registration of

voter; notice to voter; exception to notice requirement if insufficient time

exists before election; voting after execution of affidavit of cancellation;

separation of ballots.

NRS 293.5415         Circumstances

in which person adjudicated mentally incompetent declared ineligible to vote;

certain judicial findings required.

NRS 293.542           Duty

of court to provide notification of judicial finding that person lacks mental

capacity to vote.

NRS 293.543           Reregistration

after cancellation of registration.

NRS 293.547           Written

challenges.

NRS 293.548           Withdrawal

of written challenge or affidavit.

NRS 293.550           Registration

of electors enlisted or inducted into Armed Forces of the United States:

Appearance before county clerk or field registrar.

NRS 293.553           Registration

of electors in service of United States or attending school.

NRS 293.555           Registration

of spouse or dependent of elector who is in service of United States.

NRS 293.557           Publication

of list of registered voters.

NRS 293.558           Disclosure

of identification numbers to public; county clerk prohibited from disclosing

social security number, driver’s license number or identification card number;

registered voter may request that address and telephone number be withheld from

public.

NRS 293.560           Close

of registration; exception; office of county clerk to be open certain hours

during last days before registration closes; publication of day and time

registration closes; offices of county clerk, certain county facilities and ex

officio registrars allowed to be open on last Friday of October in

even-numbered years; elector required to register to vote in person or by

computer during certain period; hours of operation for county facility for

voter registration.

NRS 293.563           Election

board register of precinct or district: Preparation; delivery.

NRS 293.565           Sample

ballots: Contents; mailing; printing of text of constitutional amendments;

notice of location of polling place; notice if location of polling place

changed; cost of mailing responsibility of political subdivision.

NRS 293.567           Number

of registered voters in county to be transmitted by county clerk to Secretary

of State before primary and general elections.

STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION LIST

NRS 293.675           Establishment

and maintenance of list; requirements pertaining to list; duties of county and

city clerks; cooperative agreement with Department of Motor Vehicles;

verification of information in conjunction with Social Security Administration;

agreements with state agencies to obtain information necessary for list;

information may be requested from or provided to chief election officers of

other states.

UNLAWFUL ACTS AND PENALTIES

NRS 293.700           Bribery

of elector.

NRS 293.710           Intimidation

of voters.

NRS 293.720           Suppression

of or failure to file nomination paper by public officer.

NRS 293.730           Interfering

with conduct of election; unauthorized delivery, receipt, identification,

display or removal of ballot.

NRS 293.740           Soliciting

votes and electioneering inside polling place or within certain distance from

polling place prohibited; penalty.

NRS 293.750           Removal

or destruction of election supplies or equipment.

NRS 293.755           Tampering

or interfering with certain election equipment or computer programs used to

count ballots; report of violation to district attorney.

NRS 293.760           Alteration,

defacement or removal of posted results of votes cast.

NRS 293.770           Refusal

of person sworn by election board to answer questions.

NRS 293.775           Voting

by person who knows he or she is not qualified elector; voting using name of

another person.

NRS 293.780           Voting

more than once at same election.

NRS 293.790           Offer

to vote by person whose vote has been rejected.

NRS 293.800           Acts

concerning registration of voters; violations of laws governing elections;

crimes by public officers.

NRS 293.805           Compensation

for registration of voters based upon number of voters or voters of a

particular party registered.

NRS 293.810           Registration

in more than one county at one time.

NRS 293.820           Solicitation

of contribution for political organization without prior approval or charter.

NRS 293.830           Betting

on election.

NRS 293.840           Civil

penalty.

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APPENDIX

JUDICIALLY APPROVED

PETITION DISTRICTS BASED ON 2010 CENSUS

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NRS 293.010  Definitions.  As

used in this title, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms

defined in NRS 293.013 to 293.121,

inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 235; A 1973, 350; 1979, 262; 1987, 334, 1361; 1993, 2173; 1995, 2623, 2774; 1997, 2776; 1999, 262; 2001, 2946; 2003, 2174; 2007, 2581; 2009, 354, 2587; 2011, 3270)

      NRS 293.013  “Absent ballot” defined.  “Absent

ballot” means a ballot voted by a person who expects to be or is absent from

the polling place for his or her precinct or district on election day.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 235; A 1991, 2217)

      NRS 293.015  “Absent voter” defined.  “Absent

voter” means a registered voter who has received or who has voted an absent

ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 235; A 1987, 690)

      NRS 293.016  “Abstract of votes” defined.  “Abstract

of votes” means a compilation of votes cast for a particular candidate by

office and precinct.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 935)

      NRS 293.017  “Active registration” defined.  “Active

registration” means a current registration of a voter in the official register,

entitling such voter to vote in the manner provided by this title.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 235)

      NRS 293.019  “Approved electronic transmission” defined.  “Approved electronic transmission” means the

sending of information by facsimile machine or by use of the Internet pursuant

to the acceptable standards set forth by regulations of the Secretary of State

adopted pursuant to NRS 293.247.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 353)

      NRS 293.025  “Ballot” defined.  “Ballot”

means the record of a voter’s preference of candidates and questions voted upon

at an election. The term includes, without limitation, any paper given to a

voter upon which the voter places his or her vote and any electronic storage

tapes.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 236; A 1995, 2774; 2007, 1148, 2581)

      NRS 293.026  “Ballot box” defined.  “Ballot

box” means a box that is capable of being secured and is used to receive the

voted ballots.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2581)

      NRS 293.030  “Ballot listing” defined.  “Ballot

listing” means the list of the names of candidates as they appear on the

ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 236)

      NRS 293.032  “Canvass” defined.  “Canvass”

means a review of the election results by the board of county commissioners or

the mayor and city council or the justices of the Supreme Court, by which any

errors within the election results are officially noted and the official

election results are declared.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 935; A 1987, 334)

      NRS 293.033  “Central committee” defined.  “Central

committee” means the county or the state authority of a major political party.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 236; A 1989, 221)

      NRS 293.0335  “Central counting place” defined.  “Central

counting place” means the location designated by the county or city clerk for

the compilation of election returns.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 3270)

      NRS 293.034  “Certificate of election” defined.  “Certificate

of election” means a certificate prepared by the county or city clerk or

Governor, as the case may be, for the person having the highest number of votes

for any district, county, township, city, state or statewide office as official

recognition of the person’s election to office.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 935; A 1987, 334)

      NRS 293.035  “Challenge list” defined.  “Challenge

list” means a form furnished election board officers to be used in making a

record of all challenges.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 236)

      NRS 293.038  “City of population category one” defined.  “City of population category one” means a

city:

      1.  Organized pursuant to the provisions of

chapter 266 of NRS; or

      2.  Incorporated pursuant to a special

charter,

Ê whose

population is 50,000 or more.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2776; A 1999, 262; 2001, 633)

      NRS 293.0382  “City of population category two” defined.  “City of population category two” means a

city:

      1.  Organized pursuant to the provisions of

chapter 266 of NRS; or

      2.  Incorporated pursuant to a special

charter,

Ê whose

population is more than 5,000 and less than 50,000.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 262; A 2001, 633)

      NRS 293.0384  “City of population category three” defined.  “City of population category three” means a

city:

      1.  Organized pursuant to the provisions of

chapter 266 of NRS; or

      2.  Incorporated pursuant to a special

charter,

Ê whose

population is 5,000 or less.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 262; A 2001, 633)

      NRS 293.040  “Clerk” defined.  “Clerk”

means the election board officer designated or assigned to make the record of

the election in the roster, tally list and challenge list in the precinct or

district in which such officer is appointed.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 236; A 2001, 2946; 2007, 2581)

      NRS 293.042  “Contest” defined.  “Contest”

means an adversary proceeding between a candidate for a public office who has

received the greatest number of votes and any other candidate for that office

or, in certain cases, any registered voter of the appropriate political

subdivision, for the purpose of determining the validity of an election.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 935)

      NRS 293.044  “County clerk” defined; synonymous with “registrar of voters” in

certain counties.  Except as the

term is used in NRS 293.393, whenever the term

“county clerk” is used in this title it means “registrar of voters” in those

counties where such office has been created pursuant to the provisions of NRS 244.164.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 670; A 1983, 925)—(Substituted

in revision for NRS 293.092)

      NRS 293.046  “Deputy clerk” defined.  “Deputy

clerk” means a deputy clerk for early voting who is appointed pursuant to NRS 293.358 to serve as the election officer in charge

of the polling place for early voting.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2167)

      NRS 293.050  “Election board officer” defined.  “Election

board officer” means a person appointed to assist in the conduct of an

election.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 236)

      NRS 293.053  “Election board register” defined.  “Election

board register” means the record of registered voters provided to election

boards.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 236; A 1995, 2257)

      NRS 293.055  “Elector” defined.  “Elector”

means a person who is eligible to vote under the provisions of Section 1 of Article 2 of the

Constitution of the State of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 236)

      NRS 293.056  “Facsimile machine” defined.  “Facsimile

machine” means a device that sends or receives a reproduction or facsimile of a

document or photograph which is transmitted electronically or telephonically by

telecommunications lines.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2946)

      NRS 293.057  “Filing officer” defined.  “Filing

officer” means the Secretary of State, county or city clerk or any other

officer authorized by law to receive designations and declarations of

candidacy, certificates and acceptances of nomination or any other nomination

papers.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 236; A 1987, 334)

      NRS 293.059  “General city election” defined.  “General

city election” means an election held pursuant to NRS 293C.115, 293C.140 or 293C.145. The term includes a general

municipal election held pursuant to the provisions of a special charter of an

incorporated city.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 334; A 1997, 3447; 2003, 674)

      NRS 293.060  “General election” defined.  “General

election” means the election held pursuant to NRS

293.12755.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 236; A 1987, 334)

      NRS 293.063  “Independent candidate” defined.  “Independent

candidate” means a candidate who has been nominated for a partisan office but

who is registered with no political party affiliation pursuant to the

provisions of this title.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 236; A 1961, 284; 1963, 1386;

1967, 844)

      NRS 293.064  “Judicial office” defined.  “Judicial

office” means the office filled by any judicial officer.

      (Added to NRS by 1961, 296)

      NRS 293.0643  “Judicial officer” defined.  “Judicial

officer” means any justice of the Supreme Court, any judge of the Court of

Appeals, any judge of a district court or any justice of the peace.

      (Added to NRS by 1961, 296; A 2013, 1776)

      NRS 293.065  “Mail” defined.  “Mail”

means the depositing of printed or written matter in a mailbox or post office

for delivery by the United States Postal Service.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 236; A 1987, 712)

      NRS 293.0655  “Major political party” defined.  “Major

political party” means any organization which qualifies as such pursuant to NRS 293.128.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 221)

      NRS 293.0657  “Mechanical recording device” defined.  “Mechanical

recording device” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 293B.032.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2772)

      NRS 293.0659  “Mechanical voting system” defined.  “Mechanical

voting system” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 293B.033.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2772)

      NRS 293.066  “Minor political party” defined.  “Minor

political party” means any organization which is organized as such pursuant to NRS 293.171.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1359; A 2011, 3270)

      NRS 293.0675  “Nonpartisan office” defined.  “Nonpartisan

office” means an elected office for which a political party may not nominate a

candidate.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2772)

      NRS 293.068  “Oath” defined.  “Oath”

includes affirmation.

      (Added to NRS by 1961, 296)

      NRS 293.069  “Petition district” defined.  “Petition

district” means a district created pursuant to the provisions of NRS 304.060 to 304.120, inclusive, for the election of

Representatives in Congress.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2587;

A 2011,

1783)

      NRS 293.070  “Physical disability” defined.  “Physical

disability” means blindness or any other physical handicap making it

impracticable to cast a ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237; A 1961, 285; 1985, 1092)

      NRS 293.073  “Political party” defined.  “Political

party” means any minor or major political party.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237; A 1963, 1382; 1971, 434; 1987, 1361; 1989, 221)

      NRS 293.077  “Precinct” defined.  “Precinct”

means the smallest voting area in a political subdivision.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237)

      NRS 293.079  “Primary city election” defined.  “Primary

city election” means an election held pursuant to NRS 293C.115 or 293C.175. The term includes a primary

municipal election held pursuant to the provisions of a special charter of an

incorporated city.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 334; A 1997, 3447; 2003, 674)

      NRS 293.080  “Primary election” defined.  “Primary

election” means the election held pursuant to NRS

293.175.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237; A 1975, 374; 1983, 1116; 1987, 334)

      NRS 293.082  “Provisional ballot” defined.  “Provisional

ballot” means a ballot voted by a person pursuant to NRS

293.3081 to 293.3086, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2581)

      NRS 293.090  “Registered voter” defined.  “Registered

voter” means an elector who has completed the procedure prescribed by law for

registration as a voter.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237)

      NRS 293.0925  “Registrar of voters’ register” defined.  “Registrar of voters’ register” means the

record of registered voters kept by the county clerk.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 351; A 1995, 2257)

      NRS 293.093  “Regular votes” defined.  “Regular

votes” means the votes cast by registered voters, except votes cast by absent ballot

or provisional ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237; A 2007, 2581)

      NRS 293.094  “Rejected ballot” defined.  “Rejected

ballot” means a ballot that must not be counted because it is rejected by the

election board or counting board for any reason required or authorized by this

chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1961, 296; A 1997, 749)

      NRS 293.095  “Roster” defined.  “Roster”

means the form furnished election board officers to be used for obtaining the

signature of each person applying for a ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237)

      NRS 293.097  “Sample ballot” defined.  “Sample

ballot” means a document distributed by a county or city clerk upon which is

printed a list of the offices, candidates and ballot questions that will appear

on a ballot. The term includes any such document which is printed by a

computer.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237; A 1987, 334, 690; 2007, 2581)

      NRS 293.100  “School office” defined.  “School

office” means an office filled by a school officer.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237)

      NRS 293.103  “School officers” defined.  “School

officers” means the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, members of

the State Board of Education and school district trustees.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237; A 1993, 388)

      NRS 293.105  “Service of the United States” defined.  “Service

of the United States” means the Armed Forces of the United States and the

auxiliaries thereof, the United States Coast Guard, the merchant marine service

of the United States, civilian employment by the Federal Government beyond the

boundaries of the State of Nevada, and religious groups and welfare agencies

officially attached to and serving with the Armed Forces of the United States.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237)

      NRS 293.107  “Spoiled ballot” defined.  “Spoiled

ballot” means a ballot defaced by a voter and exchanged for a new one.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237)

      NRS 293.109  “State officer” defined.  “State

officer” means:

      1.  The Governor;

      2.  The Lieutenant Governor;

      3.  The Secretary of State;

      4.  The State Treasurer;

      5.  The State Controller;

      6.  The Attorney General;

      7.  A justice of the Supreme Court;

      8.  A judge of the Court of Appeals;

      9.  A State Senator;

      10.  A State Assemblyman or Assemblywoman;

      11.  A regent of the University of Nevada;

      12.  A member of the State Board of

Education; or

      13.  A district judge.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2167; A 2013, 1776)

      NRS 293.111  “Statewide voter registration list” defined.  “Statewide voter registration list” means the

list of registered voters established and maintained pursuant to NRS 293.675.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2168)

      NRS 293.113  “Tally list” defined.  “Tally

list” means the form furnished to election board officers to be used in recording

the number of votes cast for each candidate and question on the ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 237; A 2007, 2582)

      NRS 293.115  “Township office” defined.  “Township

office” is an office filled by a township officer.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 238)

      NRS 293.117  “Township officer” defined.  “Township

officer” means a public official elected in a township to serve the township.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 238)

      NRS 293.119  “Undervote” defined.  “Undervote”

means a ballot that has been cast by a voter but shows no legally valid

selection for any candidate for a particular office or for a ballot question.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 3270)

      NRS 293.121  “Voting district” defined.  “Voting

district” means an area formed by the consolidation of two or more contiguous

precincts.

      (Added to NRS by 1961, 296)

      NRS 293.124  Secretary of State to serve as Chief Officer of Elections;

regulations.

      1.  The Secretary of State shall serve as

the Chief Officer of Elections for this State. As Chief Officer, the Secretary

of State is responsible for the execution and enforcement of the provisions of

title 24 of NRS and all other provisions of state and federal law relating to

elections in this State.

      2.  The Secretary of State shall adopt such

regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2664; A 1995, 2257)

      NRS 293.126  Applicability of chapter to city elections.  The provisions of this chapter, not

inconsistent with the provisions of chapter

293C of NRS or a city charter, apply to city elections.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 3447)

      NRS 293.127  Liberal construction of title and determination of real will of

electors.

      1.  This title must be liberally construed

to the end that:

      (a) All electors, including, without limitation,

electors who are elderly or disabled, have an opportunity to participate in

elections and to cast their votes privately;

      (b) An eligible voter with a physical or mental

disability is not denied the right to vote solely because of the physical or

mental disability; and

      (c) The real will of the electors is not defeated

by any informality or by failure substantially to comply with the provisions of

this title with respect to the giving of any notice or the conducting of an

election or certifying the results thereof.

      2.  For purposes of counting a vote, the

real will of an elector must be determined pursuant to NRS

293.3677 or 293C.369 or

regulations adopted pursuant to NRS 293.3677 or 293C.369.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 238; A 1963, 1372; 2001, 1434, 2025; 2003, 149, 152)

      NRS 293.1273  Facsimile of signature created by computer to verify or compare

signature.  In any county where

registrations are performed and records are kept by computer, a facsimile of a

voter’s signature that is created by a computer may be used if a verification

or comparison of the signature is required by any provision of this title.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2168)

      NRS 293.1275  Counting of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays in computing certain

periods of time; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section, in computing any period of time specified for the execution of an act

or event in this title, Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays and holidays

proclaimed by the Governor must be counted.

      2.  If the last day limited for filing any

paper mentioned in this title falls on a Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday or any

holiday proclaimed by the Governor, the period so limited must expire on the

following business day at 5 p.m.

      3.  Saturdays, Sundays and holidays must

not be counted if the provision specifying the period states that:

      (a) Any such days are excluded; or

      (b) The period is measured by working days.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 244; A 1995, 2774; 2003, 1701)

GENERAL ELECTIONS

      NRS 293.12755  Date.  A general

election must be held throughout the State on the first Tuesday after the first

Monday of November in each even-numbered year.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 334)

CIRCULATION AND SUFFICIENCY OF CERTAIN PETITIONS

      NRS 293.127563  Secretary of State to determine number of signatures required

for certain petitions.

      1.  As soon as practicable after each

general election, the Secretary of State shall determine the number of

signatures required to be gathered from each petition district within the State

for a petition for initiative or referendum that proposes a constitutional

amendment or statewide measure.

      2.  To determine the number of signatures

required to be gathered from each petition district, the Secretary of State

shall calculate the amount that equals 10 percent of the voters who voted in

this State at the last preceding general election and divide that amount by the

number of petition districts. Fractional numbers must be rounded up to the

nearest whole number.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2741; A 2009, 2587;

2011, 1783,

3271)

      NRS 293.127565  Use of public buildings to gather signatures on petitions;

remedy for violation; regulations.

      1.  At each building that is open to the

general public and occupied by the government of this State or a political

subdivision of this State or an agency thereof, other than a building of a

public elementary or secondary school, an area must be designated for the use

of any person to gather signatures on a petition at any time that the building

is open to the public. The area must be reasonable and may be inside or outside

of the building. Each public officer or employee in control of the operation of

a building governed by this subsection shall:

      (a) Designate the area at the building for the

gathering of signatures; and

      (b) On an annual basis, submit to the Secretary

of State and the county clerk for the county in which the building is located a

notice of the area at the building designated for the gathering of signatures

on a petition. The Secretary of State and the county clerks shall make

available to the public a list of the areas at public buildings designated for

the gathering of signatures on a petition.

      2.  Before a person may use an area designated

pursuant to subsection 1, the person must notify the public officer or employee

in control of the operation of the building governed by subsection 1 of the

dates and times that the person intends to use the area to gather signatures on

a petition. The public officer or employee may not deny the person the use of

the area.

      3.  Not later than 3 working days after the

date of the decision that aggrieved the person, a person aggrieved by a

decision made by a public officer or employee pursuant to subsection 1 or 2 may

appeal the decision to the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall

review the decision to determine whether the public officer or employee

violated subsection 1 or 2. If the Secretary of State determines a public

officer or employee violated subsection 1 or 2 and that a person was denied the

use of a public building for the purpose of gathering signatures on a petition,

the Secretary of State shall order that the deadline for filing the petition

provided pursuant to NRS 293.128, 293.172, 293.200, 295.056, 298.109, 306.035 or 306.110 must be extended for a period

equal to the time that the person was denied the use of a public building for

the purpose of gathering signatures on a petition, but in no event may the

deadline be extended for a period of more than 5 days.

      4.  The decision of the Secretary of State

is a final decision for the purposes of judicial review. Not later than 7 days

after the date of the decision by the Secretary of State, the decision of the

Secretary of State may only be appealed in the First Judicial District Court.

If the First Judicial District Court determines that the public officer or

employee violated subsection 1 or 2 and that a person was denied the use of a

public building for the purpose of gathering signatures on a petition, the

Court shall order that the deadline for filing the petition provided pursuant

to NRS 293.128, 293.172,

293.200, 295.056,

298.109, 306.035 or 306.110 must be extended for a period

equal to the time that the person was denied the use of a public building for

the purpose of gathering signatures on a petition, but in no event may the

deadline be extended for a period of more than 5 days.

      5.  The Secretary of State may adopt

regulations to carry out the provisions of subsection 3.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1347; A 2005, 1432, 2828)

      NRS 293.12757  Qualification to sign petition.  A

person may sign a petition required under the election laws of this State on or

after the date the person is deemed to be registered to vote pursuant to NRS 293.517 or subsection 7 of NRS

293.5235.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 3546; A 2005, 2829; 2007, 2582)

      NRS 293.12758  Receipt issued by county clerk; requirements for petition.

      1.  The county clerk shall issue a receipt

to any person who submits a petition for the verification of signatures or a

petition, declaration of or acceptance of candidacy. The receipt must state:

      (a) The number of documents submitted;

      (b) The number of pages of each document; and

      (c) The number of signatures which the person

declares are on the petition.

      2.  If a petition consists of more than one

document, all of the documents must be submitted to the county clerk for

verification at the same time.

      3.  The county clerk shall not accept a

petition unless each page of the petition is numbered.

      4.  Each signature on the petition must be

signed in ink. The county clerk shall disregard any signature which is not

signed in ink.

      5.  As used in this section, “document”

includes material which is separately compiled and bound together and may

consist of one or more sheets of paper.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2664)

      NRS 293.1276  County clerk to forward number of signatures to Secretary of

State; notice of failure to file required number of signatures; handling of

petition; regulations.

      1.  Within 4 days, excluding Saturdays,

Sundays and holidays, after the submission of a petition containing signatures

which are required to be verified pursuant to NRS

293.128, 293.172, 293.200,

295.056, 298.109, 306.035 or 306.110, the county clerk shall determine

the total number of signatures affixed to the documents and, in the case of a

petition for initiative or referendum proposing a constitutional amendment or

statewide measure, shall tally the number of signatures for each petition district

contained fully or partially within the county and forward that information to

the Secretary of State.

      2.  If the Secretary of State finds that

the total number of signatures filed with all the county clerks is less than

100 percent of the required number of registered voters, the Secretary of State

shall so notify the person who submitted the petition and the county clerks and

no further action may be taken in regard to the petition. If the petition is a

petition to recall a county, district or municipal officer, the Secretary of

State shall also notify the officer with whom the petition is to be filed.

      3.  After the petition is submitted to the

county clerk, it must not be handled by any other person except by an employee

of the county clerk’s office until it is filed with the Secretary of State.

      4.  The Secretary of State may adopt

regulations establishing procedures to carry out the provisions of this

section.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1090; A 1987, 1361; 1993, 2665; 1997, 750; 1999, 2147; 2009, 2588;

2011, 1784,

3271)

      NRS 293.1277  Verification of signatures by county clerks; regulations.

      1.  If the Secretary of State finds that

the total number of signatures submitted to all the county clerks is 100

percent or more of the number of registered voters needed to declare the

petition sufficient, the Secretary of State shall immediately so notify the

county clerks. Within 9 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, after

notification, each of the county clerks shall determine the number of

registered voters who have signed the documents submitted in the county clerk’s

county and, in the case of a petition for initiative or referendum proposing a

constitutional amendment or statewide measure, shall tally the number of

signatures for each petition district contained or fully contained within the

county clerk’s county. For the purpose of verification pursuant to this

section, the county clerk shall not include in his or her tally of total

signatures any signature included in the incorrect petition district.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, if more than 500 names have been signed on the documents

submitted to a county clerk, the county clerk shall examine the signatures by

sampling them at random for verification. The random sample of signatures to be

verified must be drawn in such a manner that every signature which has been

submitted to the county clerk is given an equal opportunity to be included in

the sample. The sample must include an examination of at least 500 or 5 percent

of the signatures, whichever is greater. If documents were submitted to the

county clerk for more than one petition district wholly contained within that

county, a separate random sample must be performed for each petition district.

      3.  If a petition district comprises more

than one county and the petition is for an initiative or referendum proposing a

constitutional amendment or a statewide measure, and if more than 500 names

have been signed on the documents submitted for that petition district, the

appropriate county clerks shall examine the signatures by sampling them at

random for verification. The random sample of signatures to be verified must be

drawn in such a manner that every signature which has been submitted to the

county clerks within the petition district is given an equal opportunity to be

included in the sample. The sample must include an examination of at least 500

or 5 percent of the signatures presented in the petition district, whichever is

greater. The Secretary of State shall determine the number of signatures that

must be verified by each county clerk within the petition district.

      4.  In determining from the records of

registration the number of registered voters who signed the documents, the

county clerk may use the signatures contained in the file of applications to

register to vote. If the county clerk uses that file, the county clerk shall

ensure that every application in the file is examined, including any

application in his or her possession which may not yet be entered into the

county clerk’s records. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, the

county clerk shall rely only on the appearance of the signature and the address

and date included with each signature in making his or her determination.

      5.  If:

      (a) Pursuant to NRS

293.506, a county clerk establishes a system to allow persons to register

to vote by computer; or

      (b) A person registers to vote pursuant to NRS 293D.230 and signs his or her

application to register to vote using a digital signature or an electronic

signature,

Ê the county

clerk may rely on such other indicia as prescribed by the Secretary of State in

making his or her determination.

      6.  In the case of a petition for

initiative or referendum proposing a constitutional amendment or statewide

measure, when the county clerk is determining the number of registered voters

who signed the documents from each petition district contained fully or

partially within the county clerk’s county, he or she must use the statewide

voter registration list available pursuant to NRS

293.675.

      7.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 9, upon completing the examination, the county clerk shall

immediately attach to the documents a certificate properly dated, showing the

result of the examination, including the tally of signatures by petition district,

if required, and transmit the documents with the certificate to the Secretary

of State. In the case of a petition for initiative or referendum proposing a

constitutional amendment or statewide measure, if a petition district comprises

more than one county, the appropriate county clerks shall comply with the

regulations adopted by the Secretary of State pursuant to this section to

complete the certificate. A copy of this certificate must be filed in the

clerk’s office. When the county clerk transmits the certificate to the

Secretary of State, the county clerk shall notify the Secretary of State of the

number of requests to remove a name received by the county clerk pursuant to NRS 295.055 or 306.015.

      8.  A person who submits a petition to the

county clerk which is required to be verified pursuant to NRS 293.128, 293.172, 293.200, 295.056,

298.109, 306.035 or 306.110 must be allowed to witness the

verification of the signatures. A public officer who is the subject of a recall

petition must also be allowed to witness the verification of the signatures on

the petition.

      9.  For any petition containing signatures

which are required to be verified pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.200, 306.035

or 306.110 for any county, district or

municipal office within one county, the county clerk shall not transmit to the

Secretary of State the documents containing the signatures of the registered

voters.

      10.  The Secretary of State shall by

regulation establish further procedures for carrying out the provisions of this

section.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1090; A 1987, 1361; 1993, 2665; 1995, 2257; 1997, 750; 1999, 2147; 2001, 641; 2009, 2588;

2011, 1784,

2083, 3271; 2013, 29)

      NRS 293.1278  Qualification or disqualification of petition upon receipt of

certificates or amended certificates by Secretary of State.

      1.  If the certificates received by the

Secretary of State from all the county clerks establish that the number of

valid signatures is less than 90 percent of the required number of registered voters,

the petition shall be deemed to have failed to qualify, and the Secretary of

State shall immediately so notify the petitioners and the county clerks.

      2.  If those certificates establish that

the number of valid signatures is equal to or more than the sum of 100 percent

of the number of registered voters needed to make the petition sufficient plus

the total number of requests to remove a name received by the county clerks

pursuant to NRS 295.055 or 306.015 and, in the case of a petition for

initiative or referendum proposing a constitutional amendment or statewide

measure, that the petition has the minimum number of signatures required for

each petition district, the petition shall be deemed to qualify as of the date

of receipt by the Secretary of State of those certificates, and the Secretary

of State shall immediately so notify the petitioners and the county clerks.

      3.  If the certificates establish that the

petitioners have 100 percent or more of the number of registered voters needed

to make the petition sufficient but the petition fails to qualify pursuant to

subsection 2, each county clerk who received a request to remove a name

pursuant to NRS 295.055 or 306.015 shall remove each name as

requested, amend the certificate and transmit the amended certificate to the

Secretary of State. If the amended certificates establish that the petitioners

have 100 percent or more of the number of registered voters needed to make the

petition sufficient and, in the case of a petition for initiative or referendum

proposing a constitutional amendment or statewide measure, that the petition

has the minimum number of signatures required for each petition district, the

petition shall be deemed to qualify as of the date of receipt by the Secretary

of State of the amended certificates, and the Secretary of State shall

immediately so notify the petitioners and the county clerks.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1091; A 1993, 2666; 2001, 642; 2009, 2589;

2011, 1786,

3273)

      NRS 293.1279  Qualification or disqualification of petition upon verification

of signatures; regulations.

      1.  If the statistical sampling shows that

the number of valid signatures filed is 90 percent or more, but less than the

sum of 100 percent of the number of signatures of registered voters needed to

declare the petition sufficient plus the total number of requests to remove a

name received by the county clerks pursuant to NRS 295.055 or 306.015, the Secretary of State shall

order the county clerks to examine the signatures for verification. The county

clerks shall examine the signatures for verification until they determine that

100 percent of the number of signatures of registered voters needed to declare

the petition sufficient are valid. If the county clerks received a request to

remove a name pursuant to NRS 295.055

or 306.015, the county clerks may not

determine that 100 percent of the number of signatures of registered voters

needed to declare the petition sufficient are valid until they have removed

each name as requested pursuant to NRS

295.055 or 306.015.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, if the statistical sampling shows that the number of valid

signatures filed in any county is 90 percent or more but less than the sum of

100 percent of the number of signatures of registered voters needed to

constitute 10 percent of the number of voters who voted at the last preceding

general election in that county plus the total number of requests to remove a

name received by the county clerk in that county pursuant to NRS 295.055 or 306.015, the Secretary of State may order

the county clerk in that county to examine every signature for verification. If

the county clerk received a request to remove a name pursuant to NRS 295.055 or 306.015, the county clerk may not

determine that 100 percent or more of the number of signatures of registered

voters needed to constitute 10 percent of the number of voters who voted at the

last preceding general election in that county are valid until the county clerk

has removed each name as requested pursuant to NRS 295.055 or 306.015. In the case of a petition for

initiative or referendum that proposes a constitutional amendment or statewide

measure, if the statistical sampling shows that the number of valid signatures

in any petition district is 90 percent or more but less than the sum of 100 percent

of the number of signatures of registered voters required for that petition

district pursuant to NRS 295.012 plus

the total number of requests to remove a name received by the county clerk or

county clerks, if the petition district comprises more than one county,

pursuant to NRS 295.055, the Secretary

of State may order a county clerk to examine every signature for verification.

      3.  Within 12 days, excluding Saturdays,

Sundays and holidays, after receipt of such an order, the county clerk or

county clerks shall determine from the records of registration what number of

registered voters have signed the petition and, if appropriate, tally those

signatures by petition district. If necessary, the board of county

commissioners shall allow the county clerk additional assistants for examining

the signatures and provide for their compensation. In determining from the

records of registration what number of registered voters have signed the

petition and in determining in which petition district the voters reside, the

county clerk must use the statewide voter registration list. The county clerk

may rely on the appearance of the signature and the address and date included

with each signature in determining the number of registered voters that signed

the petition.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 5, upon completing the examination, the county clerk or county

clerks shall immediately attach to the documents of the petition an amended

certificate, properly dated, showing the result of the examination and shall

immediately forward the documents with the amended certificate to the Secretary

of State. A copy of the amended certificate must be filed in the county clerk’s

office. In the case of a petition for initiative or referendum to propose a

constitutional amendment or statewide measure, if a petition district comprises

more than one county, the county clerks shall comply with the regulations

adopted by the Secretary of State pursuant to this section to complete the

amended certificate.

      5.  For any petition containing signatures

which are required to be verified pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.200, 306.035

or 306.110 for any county, district or

municipal office within one county, the county clerk shall not forward to the

Secretary of State the documents containing the signatures of the registered

voters.

      6.  Except for a petition to recall a

county, district or municipal officer, the petition shall be deemed filed with

the Secretary of State as of the date on which the Secretary of State receives

certificates from the county clerks showing the petition to be signed by the

requisite number of voters of the State.

      7.  If the amended certificates received

from all county clerks by the Secretary of State establish that the petition is

still insufficient, the Secretary of State shall immediately so notify the petitioners

and the county clerks. If the petition is a petition to recall a county,

district or municipal officer, the Secretary of State shall also notify the

officer with whom the petition is to be filed.

      8.  The Secretary of State shall adopt

regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1091; A 1985, 551; 1987, 1362; 1993, 2666; 1997, 751; 1999, 2148; 2001, 642; 2003, 2174; 2007, 2742; 2009, 2590;

2011, 1786,

3273)

      NRS 293.12793  Appeal with Secretary of State contesting verification of

signatures; notification of public officer who is subject of petition to

recall; consideration and investigation of allegations.

      1.  If the Secretary of State determines

that the total number of signatures that the county clerks have certified

pursuant to NRS 293.1277 or 293.1279 is less than 100 percent of the number of

registered voters needed to make the petition sufficient, the person who

submitted the petition may contest the verification of the signatures by filing

an appeal with the Secretary of State. The appeal must:

      (a) Be filed within 5 working days after receipt

of notification of the determination of the Secretary of State;

      (b) Include each reason for the appeal; and

      (c) Include a statement of the number of

signatures, if any, that the county clerk determined were invalid.

      2.  The Secretary of State shall:

      (a) If the petition was circulated pursuant to chapter 306 of NRS, immediately notify the

public officer who is the subject of the petition of the appeal by the person

who submitted the petition; and

      (b) Consider the allegations and conduct an

investigation, if necessary.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2664; A 1997, 752; 1999, 3546)

      NRS 293.12795  Action by Secretary of State upon review of appeal; judicial

review of decision of Secretary of State.

      1.  If an appeal is based upon the results

of the verification of signatures on a petition performed pursuant to NRS 293.1277 or 293.1279,

the Secretary of State shall:

      (a) If the Secretary of State finds for the

appellant, order the county clerk to recertify the petition, including as

verified signatures all contested signatures which the Secretary of State

determines are valid. If the county clerk has not yet removed each name as

requested pursuant to NRS 295.055 or 306.015, the county clerk shall do so

before recertifying the petition.

      (b) If the Secretary of State does not find for

the appellant, notify the appellant and the county clerk that the petition

remains insufficient.

      2.  If the Secretary of State is unable to

make a decision on the appeal based upon the documents submitted, the Secretary

of State may order the county clerk to reverify the signatures.

      3.  The decision of the Secretary of State

is a final decision for the purposes of judicial review. The decision of the

Secretary of State may only be appealed in the First Judicial District Court.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2664; A 2001, 643)

MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES

      NRS 293.128  Procedure for qualification.

      1.  To qualify as a major political party,

any organization must, under a common name:

      (a) On January 1 preceding any primary election,

have been designated as a political party on the applications to register to

vote of at least 10 percent of the total number of registered voters in this

State; or

      (b) File a petition with the Secretary of State

not later than the last Friday in February before any primary election signed

by a number of registered voters equal to or more than 10 percent of the total

number of votes cast at the last preceding general election for the offices of

Representative in Congress.

      2.  If a petition is filed pursuant to

paragraph (b) of subsection 1, the names of the voters need not all be on one

document, but each document of the petition must be verified by the circulator

thereof to the effect that the signers are registered voters of this State

according to the circulator’s best information and belief and that the

signatures are genuine and were signed in the circulator’s presence. Each

document of the petition must bear the name of a county, and only registered

voters of that county may sign the document. The documents which are circulated

for signature must then be submitted for verification pursuant to NRS 293.1276 to 293.1279,

inclusive, not later than 25 working days before the last Friday in February

preceding a primary election.

      3.  In addition to the requirements set

forth in subsection 1, each organization which wishes to qualify as a political

party must file with the Secretary of State a certificate of existence which

includes the:

      (a) Name of the political party;

      (b) Names and addresses of its officers;

      (c) Names of the members of its executive

committee; and

      (d) Name of the person who is authorized by the

party to act as registered agent in this State.

      4.  A political party shall file with the

Secretary of State an amended certificate of existence within 5 days after any

change in the information contained in the certificate.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 433; A 1975, 936; 1979, 262; 1985, 1092; 1987, 1363; 1989, 221, 1727, 2158; 1995, 2258, 2623; 1997, 652; 1999, 3546; 2003, 1701; 2007, 2717; 2009, 1259)

      NRS 293.130  County conventions: Place; notice.

      1.  On the dates set by the respective

state central committees in each year in which a general election is to be

held, a county convention of each major political party must be held at the

county seat of each county or at such other place in the county as the county

central committee designates.

      2.  The county central committee of each

major political party shall cause notice of the holding of the county

convention of its party to be published in one or more newspapers, if any,

published in the county. The notice must be in substantially the following

form:

 

NOTICE

OF.....(NAME OF PARTY).....CONVENTION

 

       Notice is hereby given that

the county Convention of the ................ Party for ................ County

will be held at ................ in ................, on the ……..day of the

month of …………… of the year ……; that at the convention delegates to the ........

State Convention will be elected, a county central committee to serve for the

ensuing 2 years will be chosen, and other party affairs may be considered; that

delegates to such county convention will be chosen at ........(name of

party)........ precinct meetings to be held in each voting precinct in the

county on or before the ..... day of the month of …………… of the year ……..; and

that a voting precinct is entitled to a number of delegates in proportion to

the number of registered voters of the ................ Party residing in the

precinct as set forth in NRS 293.133.

 

County Central Committee of.......................................   County,

Nevada

By........................................................................................               (Its

Chair)

And......................................................................................        (Its

Secretary)

 

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 238; A 1971, 434; 1987, 1364; 1989, 222; 1993, 2173; 2001, 50)

      NRS 293.133  Number of delegates from voting precincts to county convention.

      1.  The number of delegates from each

voting precinct in each county to the county convention of any major political

party for that county must be determined pursuant to the rules of the party, if

the rules of the party so provide, or, if the rules of the party do not so

provide, in proportion to the number of registered voters of that party

residing in the precinct as follows:

      (a) In the counties in which the total number of

registered voters of that party has not exceeded 400, each precinct is entitled

to one delegate for each 5 registered voters.

      (b) In counties in which the total number of

registered voters of that party has exceeded 400 but has not exceeded 600, each

precinct is entitled to one delegate for each 8 registered voters.

      (c) In counties in which the total number of

registered voters of that party has exceeded 600 but has not exceeded 800, each

precinct is entitled to one delegate for each 10 registered voters.

      (d) In counties in which the total number of

registered voters of that party has exceeded 800 but has not exceeded 1,400,

each precinct is entitled to one delegate for each 15 registered voters.

      (e) In counties in which the total number of

registered voters of that party has exceeded 1,400 but has not exceeded 2,000,

each precinct is entitled to one delegate for each 20 registered voters or

major fraction thereof.

      (f) In counties in which the total number of

registered voters of that party has exceeded 2,000 but has not exceeded 3,000,

each precinct is entitled to one delegate for each 30 registered voters or

major fraction thereof.

      (g) In counties in which the total number of

registered voters of that party has exceeded 3,000 but has not exceeded 4,000,

each precinct is entitled to one delegate for each 35 registered voters or

major fraction thereof.

      (h) In counties in which the total number of

registered voters of that party has exceeded 4,000, each precinct is entitled

to one delegate for each 50 registered voters or major fraction thereof.

      2.  Upon the request of a state or county

central committee, the county clerk shall determine the number of registered

voters of each party in each precinct as of:

      (a) The date 90 days before the date set for the

precinct meeting pursuant to NRS 293.135 and shall

notify the Secretary of State and the county central committee of each major

political party of those numbers within 10 days after the determinative date.

If consistent with the rules of the party, the number determined pursuant to

this paragraph must be used to determine the number of delegates to the county

convention.

      (b) Any date other than the date set forth in

paragraph (a).

      3.  In all counties, if consistent with the

rules of the party, every precinct is entitled to at least one delegate to each

county convention.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 239; A 1967, 1206; 1969, 456;

1971, 435; 1973, 593; 1975, 375; 1981, 1738; 1989, 223; 2003, 1702; 2007, 3159)

      NRS 293.134  Use of room or space occupied by State or local government by

state or county central committee.  Upon

application by a state or county central committee, if a room or space is

available in a building that is open to the general public and occupied by the

government of this State or a political subdivision of this State or an agency

thereof, the public officer or employee in control of the room or space shall

grant the use of the room or space to the state or county central committee

without charge in a presidential election year for any purpose, including

conducting precinct meetings, without charge during other years for the purpose

of conducting precinct meetings and at a charge not greater than that made for

its use by other groups during other years for purposes other than conducting

precinct meetings.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 3159)

      NRS 293.135  Precinct meetings of registered voters before county convention:

Time and place; notice.

      1.  The county central committee of each

major political party in each county shall have a precinct meeting of the

registered voters of the party residing in each voting precinct entitled to

delegates in the county convention called and held on the dates set for the

precinct meeting by the respective state central committees in each year in

which a general election is held.

      2.  The meeting must be held in one of the

following places in the following order of preference:

      (a) Any public building within the precinct if

the meeting is for a single precinct, or any public building which is in

reasonable proximity to the precincts and will accommodate a meeting of two or

more precincts; or

      (b) Any private building within the precinct or

one of the precincts.

      3.  The county central committee shall give

notice of the meeting by:

      (a) Posting in a conspicuous place outside the

building where the meeting is to be held; and

      (b) Publishing in one or more newspapers of

general circulation in the precinct, published in the county, if any are so

published,

Ê on the date

set for giving notice of the meeting by the respective state central

committees.

      4.  The notice must be printed in

conspicuous display advertising format of not less than 10 column inches, and

must include the following language, or words of similar import:

 

Notice

to All Voters Registered

in the (State Name of Major Political Party)

 

       Nevada state law requires

each major political party, in every year during which a general election is

held, to have a precinct meeting held for each precinct. All persons registered

in the party and residing in the precinct are entitled to attend the precinct

meeting. Delegates to your party’s county convention will be elected at the

meeting by those in attendance. Set forth below are the time and place at which

your precinct meeting will be held, together with the number of delegates to be

elected from each precinct. If you wish to participate in the organization of your

party for the coming 2 years, attend your precinct meeting.

 

      5.  The notice must specify:

      (a) The date, time and place of the meeting; and

      (b) The number of delegates to the county

convention to be chosen at the meeting.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 239; A 1967, 1128; 1971, 436;

1973, 594; 1979,

1350; 1981,

1697; 1987,

1364; 1989,

223; 2007,

3160)

      NRS 293.137  Election of delegates to county convention; procedure if

precinct fails to elect delegates; certificates given to elected delegates;

state central committee to adopt written procedural rules.

      1.  Promptly at the time and place

appointed therefor, the mass meeting must be convened and organized for each

precinct. If access to the premises appointed for any such meeting is not

available, the meeting may be convened at an accessible place immediately

adjacent thereto. The meeting must be conducted openly and publicly and in such

a manner that it is freely accessible to any registered voter of the party

calling the meeting who resides in the precinct and is desirous of attending

the meeting, until the meeting is adjourned. At the meeting, the delegates to

which the members of the party residing in the precinct are entitled in the

party’s county convention must be elected pursuant to the rules of the state

central committee of that party. In presidential election years, the election

of delegates may be a part of expressing preferences for candidates for the

party’s nomination for President of the United States if the rules of the party

permit such conduct. The result of the election must be certified to the county

convention of the party by the chair and the secretary of the meeting upon the

forms specified in subsection 3.

      2.  At the precinct meetings, the delegates

and alternates to the party’s convention must be elected. If a meeting is not

held for a particular precinct at the location specified, that precinct must be

without representation at the county convention unless the meeting was

scheduled, with proper notice, and no registered voter of the party appeared.

In that case, the meeting shall be deemed to have been held and the position of

delegate is vacant. If a position of delegate is vacant, it must be filled by

the designated alternate, if any. If there is no designated alternate, the

vacancy must be filled pursuant to the rules of the party, if the rules of the

party so provide, or, if the rules of the party do not so provide, the county

central committee shall appoint a delegate from among the qualified members of

the party residing in the precinct in which the vacancy occurred, and the

secretary of the county central committee shall certify the appointed delegate

to the county convention.

      3.  The county central committee shall

prepare and number serially a number of certificate forms equal to the total

number of delegates to be elected throughout the county, and deliver the

appropriate number to each precinct meeting. Each certificate must be in

duplicate. The original must be given to the elected delegate, and the

duplicate transmitted to the county central committee.

      4.  All duplicates must be delivered to the

chair of the preliminary credentials committee of the county convention. Every

delegate who presents a certificate matching one of the duplicates must be

seated without dispute.

      5.  Each state central committee shall

adopt written rules governing, but not limited to, the following procedures:

      (a) The selection, rights and duties of committees

of a convention;

      (b) Challenges to credentials of delegates; and

      (c) Majority and minority reports of committees.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 240; A 1967, 842; 1979, 1351; 1981, 27; 1989, 224; 2007, 3161)

      NRS 293.140  County conventions: Manner of organization; authorized action of

delegates.

      1.  At a time and date set by the

respective state central committees in each year in which a general election is

to be held, the delegates so elected to each party county convention shall

convene at the county seat, or at such other place in the county as the county

central committee shall designate, and there organize, elect the delegates to

which the registered voters of the party residing in the county are entitled in

the state convention of the party, and elect the members of the county central

committee of their party for the ensuing term. They may also adopt a county

platform and take such other action, consistent with the provisions of this

chapter, pertaining to the affairs of their party in that county, as they may

deem proper.

      2.  The manner of organizing each

convention must be as follows:

      (a) The county central committee shall, before

the date of the convention, designate a preliminary credentials committee to

examine the credentials of all persons claiming to be delegates. All such

persons whose credentials are not in dispute must be seated as delegates.

      (b) The persons so seated shall elect a temporary

chair, who shall appoint a temporary secretary and a credentials committee to

examine and report on all cases of disputed credentials.

      (c) When all such disputes have been determined,

the convention shall complete its organization and adopt its agenda.

      3.  The chair and the secretary of each

county convention shall certify to the state convention the result of the

election by the county convention of delegates to the state convention.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 240; A 1967, 843; 1971, 436;

1973, 595; 1987,

1365)

      NRS 293.143  County central committee: Number; change in membership.

      1.  The county central committee of a major

political party to be elected by the county convention of the party must

consist of such number of members as may be determined by the convention, but

each voting precinct, entitled to one or more delegates in the convention, is

entitled to have at least one committeeman or committeewoman and no precinct

may have more committeemen or committeewomen than its authorized number of

delegates to the county convention.

      2.  After the county convention of the

party, the composition of the county central committee may be changed by the

county central committee to reflect changes in the organization of precincts

and in the number of registered voters of the party, using the same standards

adopted by the party to elect delegates to the county convention.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 240; A 1981, 1698; 1985, 568; 1989, 225)

      NRS 293.145  Number of delegates to state convention.  The number of delegates to the state

convention of each party which shall be chosen at each county convention of

such party shall be one delegate for each 150 registered voters of that party,

or major fraction of such number, residing in such county; but each county

shall be entitled to at least one delegate.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 240; A 1967, 1208)

      NRS 293.150  State conventions: Place and actions; additional conventions.

      1.  The delegates elected to the state

convention of each major political party by the several county conventions of

that party shall convene on such respective dates as the state central

committees of the parties designate in each year in which the general election

is to be held, at the State Capital, or at such other place in the State as the

state central committee of that party designates. The delegates shall there

organize, adopt a state party platform, and elect a state central committee for

that party for the ensuing term and the chair thereof.

      2.  The state central committee of each

major political party may convene additional state conventions of its party at

such times and places as it designates during the period between the state

conventions, as provided in subsection 1, and the next ensuing precinct

meetings, as provided in NRS 293.135. The

composition of the delegates at those conventions must be the same as that

certified pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 293.140.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 241; A 1973, 595; 1987, 335, 1366; 1989, 225)

      NRS 293.153  Number of members of state central committee.  The state central committee of each major

political party shall consist of as many registered voters affiliated with the

party as may be determined by the state convention of the party, but there must

be at least one member from each county in the State.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 241; A 1971, 437; 1989, 226)

      NRS 293.155  Rules of county and state conventions; delegate must be

qualified elector; unit rule of voting prohibited.

      1.  Except as otherwise prescribed in this

chapter, the state and county party conventions may each adopt its own rules,

and each is the judge of the election of its own delegates.

      2.  No person may act as a delegate at any

convention unless the person is a duly qualified elector of the county or

precinct which the person seeks to represent.

      3.  Adoption or application of the

so-called unit rule of voting, whereby the votes of all delegates from any

precinct or precincts, or county or counties, are required to be cast in the

manner determined by the majority of delegates from that precinct or precincts,

county or counties, and against the protest of a minority of the delegates, in

the proceedings of any state or county party convention is prohibited.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 241; A 1981, 1698)

      NRS 293.157  State and county central committees: Terms of office;

termination of membership; vacancies.

      1.  The state and county central

committeemen or committeewomen shall serve for 2 years and until their

successors have been elected.

      2.  The membership of a member of a county

or state central committee may be terminated only for cause by a vote of a

majority of the membership present at a regular meeting of the committee.

      3.  If such membership is terminated or if

any position on the county or state central committee remains unfilled at the

county or state convention, the position, if filled, must be filled by a vote

of a majority of the membership present at a regular or special meeting of the

committee.

      4.  If a vacancy occurs among the officers

of a county or state central committee, the vacancy must be filled by the

membership present by ballot at a regular or special meeting of the committee.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 241; A 1987, 1515)

      NRS 293.160  State and county central committees: Election of officers and

executive committee; other powers.

      1.  Each state central committee and each

county central committee may elect from its membership an executive committee

and shall, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, choose its officers by

ballot.

      2.  Any elections to choose the officers of

a county central committee must be held, beginning in 1983, in odd-numbered

years and during regular meetings of the committee. The terms of officers so

elected are 2 years, and the officers are eligible for reelection to their

positions. The officers shall assume their offices and serve as provided in the

bylaws and regulations of the central committee.

      3.  Each committee and its officers have

general charge of the affairs of the party in the State or county, as the case

may be, and have the powers usually exercised by such committees and their

officers, subject to the provisions of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 241; A 1981, 1698)

      NRS 293.161  Right of participation as delegate to county or state convention

or member of county or state central committee.  A

person’s right to participate or vote as a delegate to a county or state

convention or as a member of a county or state central committee may not be

conditioned upon the payment of money, except that a reasonable fee may be

charged to attend a county or state convention.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1515)

      NRS 293.163  Selection of delegates and alternates to national party

convention and members of national committee by state convention in

presidential election year.

      1.  In presidential election years, on the

call of a national party convention, but one set of party conventions and but

one state convention shall be held on such respective dates and at such places

as the state central committee of the party shall designate. If no earlier

dates are fixed, the state convention shall be held 30 days before the date set

for the national convention and the county conventions shall be held 60 days

before the date set for the national convention.

      2.  Delegates to such conventions shall be

selected in the same manner as prescribed in NRS

293.130 to 293.160, inclusive, and each

convention shall have and exercise all of the power granted it under NRS 293.130 to 293.160,

inclusive. In addition to such powers granted it, the state convention shall

select the necessary delegates and alternates to the national convention of the

party and, if consistent with the rules and regulations of the party, shall

select the national committeeman and committeewoman of the party from the State

of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 242; A 1995, 2623; 2007, 3162)

      NRS 293.165  Procedure for filling vacancy in major or minor political party

nomination or nonpartisan nomination.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.166, a vacancy occurring in a major or minor

political party nomination for a partisan office may be filled by a candidate

designated by the party central committee of the county or State, as the case

may be, of the major political party or by the executive committee of the minor

political party subject to the provisions of subsections 3, 4 and 5.

      2.  A vacancy occurring in a nonpartisan

office or nomination for a nonpartisan office after the close of filing and

before 5 p.m. of the fourth Friday in June of the year in which the general

election is held must be filled by the person who receives or received the next

highest vote for the nomination in the primary election if a primary election

was held for that nonpartisan office. If no primary election was held for that

nonpartisan office or if there was not more than one person who was seeking the

nonpartisan nomination in the primary election, a person may become a candidate

for the nonpartisan office at the general election if the person files a

declaration of candidacy or acceptance of candidacy, and pays the fee required

by NRS 293.193, on or after 8 a.m. on the third

Monday in June and before 5 p.m. on the fourth Friday in June.

      3.  If a vacancy occurs in a major

political party nomination for a partisan office after the primary election and

before 5 p.m. on the fourth Friday in June of the year in which the general

election is held and:

      (a) The vacancy occurs because the nominee dies

or is adjudicated insane or mentally incompetent, the vacancy may be filled by

a candidate designated by the party central committee of the county or State,

as the case may be, of the major political party.

      (b) The vacancy occurs for a reason other than

the reasons described in paragraph (a), the nominee’s name must remain on the

ballot for the general election and, if elected, a vacancy exists.

      4.  No change may be made on the ballot for

the general election after 5 p.m. on the fourth Friday in June of the year in

which the general election is held. If, after that time and date:

      (a) A nominee dies or is adjudicated insane or

mentally incompetent; or

      (b) A vacancy in the nomination is otherwise

created,

Ê the

nominee’s name must remain on the ballot for the general election and, if

elected, a vacancy exists.

      5.  All designations provided for in this

section must be filed on or before 5 p.m. on the fourth Friday in June of the

year in which the general election is held. In each case, the statutory filing

fee must be paid and an acceptance of the designation must be filed on or

before 5 p.m. on the date the designation is filed.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 242; A 1965, 668; 1967, 845;

1971, 437; 1981,

1698; 1989,

2159; 1993,

2174; 1995,

2774; 1999,

2149, 3547;

2001, 274, 2947; 2003, 1703; 2005, 1432; 2009, 1259;

2011, 3275;

2013, 1178,

2370)

      NRS 293.166  Procedure for filling vacancy in party nomination for office of

State Legislator from multicounty legislative district.

      1.  A vacancy occurring in a party

nomination for the office of State Senator, Assemblyman or Assemblywoman from a

legislative district comprising more than one county may be filled as follows,

subject to the provisions of subsections 2, 3 and 4. The county commissioners

of each county, all or part of which is included within the legislative

district, shall meet to appoint a person who is of the same political party as

the former nominee and who actually, as opposed to constructively, resides in

the district to fill the vacancy, with the chair of the board of county

commissioners of the county whose population residing within the district is

the greatest presiding. Each board of county commissioners shall first meet

separately and determine the single candidate it will nominate to fill the

vacancy. Then, the boards shall meet jointly and the chairs on behalf of the

boards shall cast a proportionate number of votes according to the percent,

rounded to the nearest whole percent, which the population of its county is of

the population of the entire district. Populations must be determined by the

last decennial census or special census conducted by the Bureau of the Census

of the United States Department of Commerce. The person who receives a

plurality of these votes is appointed to fill the vacancy. If no person

receives a plurality of the votes, the boards of county commissioners of the

respective counties shall each as a group select one candidate, and the nominee

must be chosen by drawing lots among the persons so selected.

      2.  If a vacancy occurs in a party

nomination for the office of State Senator, Assemblyman or Assemblywoman from a

legislative district comprising more than one county after the primary election

and before 5 p.m. on the fourth Friday in June of the year in which the general

election is held and:

      (a) The vacancy occurs because the nominee dies

or is adjudicated insane or mentally incompetent, the vacancy may be filled

pursuant to the provisions of subsection 1.

      (b) The vacancy occurs for a reason other than the

reasons described in paragraph (a), the nominee’s name must remain on the

ballot for the general election and, if elected, a vacancy exists.

      3.  No change may be made on the ballot for

the general election after 5 p.m. on the fourth Friday in June of the year in

which the general election is held. If, after that time and date:

      (a) A nominee dies or is adjudicated insane or

mentally incompetent; or

      (b) A vacancy in the nomination is otherwise

created,

Ê the

nominee’s name must remain on the ballot for the general election and, if

elected, a vacancy exists.

      4.  The designation of a nominee pursuant

to this section must be filed with the Secretary of State on or before 5 p.m.

on the fourth Friday in June of the year in which the general election is held,

and the statutory filing fee must be paid with the designation.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1087; A 1971, 437; 1981, 1699; 1989, 2159; 1999, 2150; 2005, 1433; 2011, 3276;

2013, 1179)

      NRS 293.167  Nomination of party candidates for United States Senator or

Representative in Congress.  Party

candidates for United States Senator and Representative in Congress shall be

nominated in the same manner as state officers are nominated.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 242)

MINOR POLITICAL PARTIES

      NRS 293.171  Procedure for organization.

      1.  To be organized as a minor political

party, an organization must file with the Secretary of State a certificate of

existence which includes the:

      (a) Name of the political party;

      (b) Names of its officers;

      (c) Names of the members of its executive

committee; and

      (d) Name of the person authorized to file the

list of its candidates for partisan office with the Secretary of State.

      2.  A copy of the constitution or bylaws of

the party must be affixed to the certificate.

      3.  A minor political party shall file with

the Secretary of State an amended certificate of existence within 5 days after

any change in the information contained in the certificate.

      4.  The constitution or bylaws of a minor

political party must provide a procedure for the nomination of its candidates in

such a manner that only one candidate may be nominated for each office.

      5.  A minor political party whose

candidates for partisan office do not appear on the ballot for the general

election must file a notice of continued existence with the Secretary of State

not later than the second Friday in August preceding the general election.

      6.  A minor political party which fails to

file a notice of continued existence as required by subsection 5 ceases to

exist as a minor political party in this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1359; A 1989, 2160; 1999, 3548; 2011, 3276)

      NRS 293.1715  Procedure to place candidates’ names on ballot; limitation on

number of candidates to appear on ballot.

      1.  The names of the candidates for

partisan office of a minor political party must not appear on the ballot for a

primary election.

      2.  The names of the candidates for

partisan office of a minor political party must be placed on the ballot for the

general election if the minor political party is qualified. To qualify as a

minor political party, the minor political party must have filed a certificate

of existence and be organized pursuant to NRS 293.171,

must have filed a list of its candidates for partisan office pursuant to the

provisions of NRS 293.1725 with the Secretary of

State and:

      (a) At the last preceding general election, the

minor political party must have polled for any of its candidates for partisan

office a number of votes equal to or more than 1 percent of the total number of

votes cast for the offices of Representative in Congress;

      (b) On January 1 preceding a primary election,

the minor political party must have been designated as the political party on

the applications to register to vote of at least 1 percent of the total number

of registered voters in this State; or

      (c) Not later than the third Friday in May

preceding the general election, must file a petition with the Secretary of

State which is signed by a number of registered voters equal to at least 1

percent of the total number of votes cast at the last preceding general

election for the offices of Representative in Congress.

      3.  The name of only one candidate of each

minor political party for each partisan office may appear on the ballot for a

general election.

      4.  A minor political party must file a

copy of the petition required by paragraph (c) of subsection 2 with the

Secretary of State before the petition may be circulated for signatures.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1360; A 1989, 2160; 1993, 2174; 1995, 2259; 1999, 1389, 3548; 2003, 1641; 2009, 1260;

2011, 3277)

      NRS 293.172  Contents of petition required to place candidates’ names on

ballot; limitation on who may sign petition; requirements for signing.

      1.  A petition filed pursuant to subsection

2 of NRS 293.1715 may consist of more than one

document. Each document of the petition must:

      (a) Bear the name of the minor political party

and, if applicable, the candidate and office to which the candidate is to be

nominated.

      (b) Include the affidavit of the person who

circulated the document verifying that the signers are registered voters in

this State according to his or her best information and belief and that the

signatures are genuine and were signed in his or her presence.

      (c) Bear the name of a county and be submitted to

the county clerk of that county for verification in the manner prescribed in NRS 293.1276 to 293.1279,

inclusive, not later than 25 working days before the last day to file the

petition. A challenge to the form of a document must be made in a district

court in the county that is named on the document.

      (d) Be signed only by registered voters of the

county that is named on the document.

      2.  If the office to which the candidate is

to be nominated is a county office, only the registered voters of that county

may sign the petition. If the office to which the candidate is to be nominated

is a district office, only the registered voters of that district may sign the

petition.

      3.  Each person who signs a petition shall

also provide the address of the place where he or she resides, the date that he

or she signs and the name of the county in which he or she is registered to

vote.

      4.  The county clerk shall not disqualify

the signature of a voter who failed to provide all the information required by

subsection 3 if the voter is registered in the county named on the document.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1360; A 1993, 2667; 1999, 1390, 3549; 2011, 3278)

      NRS 293.1725  Candidates: Submission of list to Secretary of State; filing of

declaration of candidacy and certificate of nomination.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 4, a minor political party that wishes to place its candidates for

partisan office on the ballot for a general election and:

      (a) Is entitled to do so pursuant to paragraph

(a) or (b) of subsection 2 of NRS 293.1715; or

      (b) Files or will file a petition pursuant to

paragraph (c) of subsection 2 of NRS 293.1715,

Ê must file

with the Secretary of State a list of its candidates for partisan office not

earlier than the first Monday in March preceding the election nor later than 5

p.m. on the second Friday after the first Monday in March. The list must be

signed by the person so authorized in the certificate of existence of the minor

political party before a notary public or other person authorized to take

acknowledgments. The list may be amended not later than 5 p.m. on the second

Friday after the first Monday in March.

      2.  The Secretary of State shall

immediately forward a certified copy of the list of candidates for partisan

office of each minor political party to the filing officer with whom each

candidate must file his or her declaration of candidacy.

      3.  Each candidate on the list must file

his or her declaration of candidacy with the appropriate filing officer and pay

the fee required by NRS 293.193 not earlier than

the date on which the list of candidates for partisan office of the minor

political party is filed with the Secretary of State nor later than 5 p.m. on

the second Friday after the first Monday in March.

      4.  A minor political party that wishes to

place candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United

States on the ballot and has qualified to place the names of its candidates for

partisan office on the ballot for the general election pursuant to subsection 2

of NRS 293.1715 must file with the Secretary of

State a certificate of nomination for these offices not later than the last

Tuesday in August.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1360; A 1989, 2161; 1993, 2175; 1997, 316; 1999, 1391, 3550; 2003, 1642; 2009, 1261;

2011, 3278;

2013, 2371)

      NRS 293.174  Challenge of qualification.  If

the qualification of a minor political party to place the names of candidates

on the ballot pursuant to NRS 293.1715 is

challenged, all affidavits and documents in support of the challenge must be

filed not later than 5 p.m. on the third Friday in June. Any judicial

proceeding resulting from the challenge must be set for hearing not more than 5

days after the third Friday in June. A challenge pursuant to this section must

be filed with the First Judicial District Court if the petition was filed with

the Secretary of State.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1361; A 1999, 1392; 2009, 1262;

2011, 3279)

NOMINATIONS

      NRS 293.175  Date of primary election; nomination of candidates;

applicability of provisions governing nominations.

      1.  The primary election must be held on

the second Tuesday in June of each even-numbered year.

      2.  Candidates for partisan office of a

major political party and candidates for nonpartisan office must be nominated

at the primary election.

      3.  Candidates for partisan office of a

minor political party must be nominated in the manner prescribed pursuant to NRS 293.171 to 293.174,

inclusive.

      4.  Independent candidates for partisan

office must be nominated in the manner provided in NRS

293.200.

      5.  The provisions of NRS 293.175 to 293.203,

inclusive:

      (a) Apply to a special election to fill a

vacancy, except to the extent that compliance with the provisions is not

possible because of the time at which the vacancy occurred.

      (b) Do not apply to the nomination of the

officers of incorporated cities.

      (c) Do not apply to the nomination of district

officers whose nomination is otherwise provided for by statute.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 243; A 1963, 1387; 1983, 1116; 1985, 268; 1987, 1366; 1989, 226; 1999, 1392, 3550; 2001, 672; 2005, 1434; 2009, 1262;

2013, 1777,

2372)

      NRS 293.1755  Residency requirements for candidates; penalty for knowingly and

willfully making false statement concerning residency on declaration or

acceptance of candidacy; exception.

      1.  In addition to any other requirement

provided by law, no person may be a candidate for any office unless, for at

least the 30 days immediately preceding the date of the close of filing of

declarations of candidacy or acceptances of candidacy for the office which the

person seeks, the person has, in accordance with NRS 281.050, actually, as opposed to

constructively, resided in the State, district, county, township or other area

prescribed by law to which the office pertains and, if elected, over which he

or she will have jurisdiction or will represent.

      2.  Any person who knowingly and willfully

files an acceptance of candidacy or declaration of candidacy which contains a

false statement in this respect is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      3.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to candidates for the office of district attorney.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 617; A 1983, 1103; 1989, 2161; 1997, 3447; 1999, 2151; 2001, 673)

      NRS 293.176  When candidacy for major political party prohibited; exception.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, no person may be a candidate of a major political party for

partisan office in any election if the person has changed:

      (a) The designation of his or her political party

affiliation; or

      (b) His or her designation of political party

from nonpartisan to a designation of a political party affiliation,

Ê on an

application to register to vote in the State of Nevada or in any other state

during the time beginning on December 31 preceding the closing filing date for

that election and ending on the date of that election whether or not the

person’s previous registration was still effective at the time of the change in

party designation.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not

apply to any person who is a candidate of a political party that is not

organized pursuant to NRS 293.171 on the December

31 next preceding the closing filing date for the election.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 1373; A 1971, 1551; 1979, 491; 1987, 690; 1989, 2161; 1995, 75, 2259, 2775; 1997, 1607; 1999, 3551; 2001, 2947; 2005, 1434; 2011, 3280)

      NRS 293.177  Declaration or acceptance of candidacy: Filing required before

name may be printed on ballot; forms; contents; address of candidate; retention

of proof of identity and residency; appointment of agent for service of

process; investigation and disqualification of candidate who has been convicted

of felony and has not had civil rights restored.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.165, a name may not be printed on a ballot to

be used at a primary election unless the person named has filed a declaration

of candidacy or an acceptance of candidacy, and has paid the fee required by NRS 293.193 not earlier than:

      (a) For a candidate for judicial office, the

first Monday in January of the year in which the election is to be held nor

later than 5 p.m. on the second Friday after the first Monday in January; and

      (b) For all other candidates, the first Monday in

March of the year in which the election is to be held nor later than 5 p.m. on

the second Friday after the first Monday in March.

      2.  A declaration of candidacy or an

acceptance of candidacy required to be filed by this section must be in

substantially the following form:

      (a) For partisan office:

 

Declaration of Candidacy of ........ for the

Office of ................

 

State of Nevada

 

County of .......................

 

For the purpose of having my name

placed on the official ballot as a candidate for the ................ Party

nomination for the office of ………, I, the undersigned …….., do swear or affirm

under penalty of perjury that I actually, as opposed to constructively, reside

at ………., in the City or Town of ……., County of ………., State of Nevada; that my

actual, as opposed to constructive, residence in the State, district, county,

township, city or other area prescribed by law to which the office pertains

began on a date at least 30 days immediately preceding the date of the close of

filing of declarations of candidacy for this office; that my telephone number

is ............, and the address at which I receive mail, if different than my

residence, is .........; that I am registered as a member of the

................ Party; that I am a qualified elector pursuant to Section 1 of Article 2 of the

Constitution of the State of Nevada; that if I have ever been convicted of

treason or a felony, my civil rights have been restored by a court of competent

jurisdiction; that I have not, in violation of the provisions of NRS 293.176, changed the designation of my political

party or political party affiliation on an official application to register to

vote in any state since December 31 before the closing filing date for this

election; that I generally believe in and intend to support the concepts found

in the principles and policies of that political party in the coming election;

that if nominated as a candidate of the ................ Party at the ensuing

election, I will accept that nomination and not withdraw; that I will not

knowingly violate any election law or any law defining and prohibiting corrupt

and fraudulent practices in campaigns and elections in this State; that I will

qualify for the office if elected thereto, including, but not limited to,

complying with any limitation prescribed by the Constitution and laws of this

State concerning the number of years or terms for which a person may hold the

office; and that I understand that my name will appear on all ballots as

designated in this declaration.

 

                                                           ...............................................................................

                                                                               (Designation

of name)

 

                                                           ...............................................................................

                                                                     (Signature

of candidate for office)

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me

this ...... day of the month of

...... of the year ......

 

..................................................................

       Notary Public or other person

    authorized to administer an oath

 

      (b) For nonpartisan office:

 

Declaration of Candidacy of ........ for the

Office of ................

 

State of Nevada

 

County of .......................

 

For the purpose of having my name

placed on the official ballot as a candidate for the office of

................, I, the undersigned ................, do swear or affirm under

penalty of perjury that I actually, as opposed to constructively, reside at

………, in the City or Town of ……., County of ………, State of Nevada; that my

actual, as opposed to constructive, residence in the State, district, county,

township, city or other area prescribed by law to which the office pertains

began on a date at least 30 days immediately preceding the date of the close of

filing of declarations of candidacy for this office; that my telephone number is

..........., and the address at which I receive mail, if different than my

residence, is ..........; that I am a qualified elector pursuant to Section 1 of Article 2 of the

Constitution of the State of Nevada; that if I have ever been convicted of

treason or a felony, my civil rights have been restored by a court of competent

jurisdiction; that if nominated as a nonpartisan candidate at the ensuing

election, I will accept the nomination and not withdraw; that I will not

knowingly violate any election law or any law defining and prohibiting corrupt

and fraudulent practices in campaigns and elections in this State; that I will

qualify for the office if elected thereto, including, but not limited to, complying

with any limitation prescribed by the Constitution and laws of this State

concerning the number of years or terms for which a person may hold the office;

and my name will appear on all ballots as designated in this declaration.

 

                                                           ...............................................................................

                                                                               (Designation

of name)

 

                                                           ...............................................................................

                                                                     (Signature

of candidate for office)

 

Subscribed and sworn to before me

this ...... day of the month of

...... of the year ......

 

..................................................................

       Notary Public or other person

    authorized to administer an oath

 

      3.  The address of a candidate which must

be included in the declaration of candidacy or acceptance of candidacy pursuant

to subsection 2 must be the street address of the residence where the candidate

actually, as opposed to constructively, resides in accordance with NRS 281.050, if one has been assigned. The

declaration or acceptance of candidacy must not be accepted for filing if:

      (a) The candidate’s address is listed as a post

office box unless a street address has not been assigned to his or her

residence; or

      (b) The candidate does not present to the filing

officer:

             (1) A valid driver’s license or

identification card issued by a governmental agency that contains a photograph

of the candidate and the candidate’s residential address; or

             (2) A current utility bill, bank

statement, paycheck, or document issued by a governmental entity, including a

check which indicates the candidate’s name and residential address, but not

including a voter registration card issued pursuant to NRS

293.517.

      4.  The filing officer shall retain a copy

of the proof of identity and residency provided by the candidate pursuant to

paragraph (b) of subsection 3. Such a copy:

      (a) May not be withheld from the public; and

      (b) Must not contain the social security number

or driver’s license or identification card number of the candidate.

      5.  By filing the declaration or acceptance

of candidacy, the candidate shall be deemed to have appointed the filing

officer for the office as his or her agent for service of process for the

purposes of a proceeding pursuant to NRS 293.182.

Service of such process must first be attempted at the appropriate address as

specified by the candidate in the declaration or acceptance of candidacy. If

the candidate cannot be served at that address, service must be made by

personally delivering to and leaving with the filing officer duplicate copies

of the process. The filing officer shall immediately send, by registered or

certified mail, one of the copies to the candidate at the specified address,

unless the candidate has designated in writing to the filing officer a different

address for that purpose, in which case the filing officer shall mail the copy

to the last address so designated.

      6.  If the filing officer receives credible

evidence indicating that a candidate has been convicted of a felony and has not

had his or her civil rights restored by a court of competent jurisdiction, the

filing officer:

      (a) May conduct an investigation to determine

whether the candidate has been convicted of a felony and, if so, whether the

candidate has had his or her civil rights restored by a court of competent

jurisdiction; and

      (b) Shall transmit the credible evidence and the

findings from such investigation to the Attorney General, if the filing officer

is the Secretary of State, or to the district attorney, if the filing officer

is a person other than the Secretary of State.

      7.  The receipt of information by the

Attorney General or district attorney pursuant to subsection 6 must be treated

as a challenge of a candidate pursuant to subsections 4 and 5 of NRS 293.182. If the ballots are printed before a court

of competent jurisdiction makes a determination that a candidate has been

convicted of a felony and has not had his or her civil rights restored by a

court of competent jurisdiction, the filing officer must post a notice at each

polling place where the candidate’s name will appear on the ballot informing

the voters that the candidate is disqualified from entering upon the duties of

the office for which the candidate filed the declaration of candidacy or

acceptance of candidacy.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 243; A 1961, 285; 1963, 1372;

1967, 859; 1971, 438, 1551; 1975, 617; 1977, 240; 1979, 262, 635; 1983, 1116; 1985, 1218; 1989, 178, 1728, 2162; 1993, 2175; 1995, 75, 2260; 1997, 228, 752, 771, 3447; 1999, 2151; 2001, 149, 673; 2003, 683, 1643, 1715; 2005, 2284; 2007, 212, 1148; 2009, 1262)

      NRS 293.180  Certificates of candidacy: Requirements; filing; acceptance of

candidacy.

      1.  Ten or more registered voters may file

a certificate of candidacy designating any registered voter as a candidate for:

      (a) Their major political party’s nomination for

any partisan elective office, or as a candidate for nomination for any

nonpartisan office other than a judicial office, not earlier than the first

Monday in February of the year in which the election is to be held nor later

than 5 p.m. on the first Friday in March; or

      (b) Nomination for a judicial office, not earlier

than the first Monday in December of the year immediately preceding the year in

which the election is to be held nor later than 5 p.m. on the first Friday in

January of the year in which the election is to be held.

      2.  When the certificate has been filed,

the officer in whose office it is filed shall notify the person named in the

certificate. If the person named in the certificate files an acceptance of

candidacy and pays the required fee, as provided by law, he or she is a

candidate in the primary election in like manner as if he or she had filed a

declaration of candidacy.

      3.  If a certificate of candidacy relates

to a partisan office, all of the signers must be of the same major political

party as the candidate designated.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 244; A 1963, 1387; 1971, 439; 1983, 1117; 1987, 1366; 1989, 226, 1729; 2007, 215; 2009, 1265)

      NRS 293.181  Declaration of residency required of candidate for office of

State Legislator.

      1.  A candidate for the office of State

Senator, Assemblyman or Assemblywoman must execute and file with his or her

declaration of candidacy or acceptance of candidacy a declaration of residency

which must be in substantially the following form:

 

I, the undersigned, do swear or

affirm under penalty of perjury that I have been a citizen resident of this

State as required by NRS 218A.200 and

have actually, as opposed to constructively, resided at the following residence

or residences since November 1 of the preceding year:

 

                                                                           ...............................................................

Street Address                                                  Street

Address

                                                                           ...............................................................

City or Town                                                    City

or Town

                                                                           ...............................................................

State                                                                  State

 

From...................     To....................                 From.......................     To....................

Dates of Residency                                        Dates

of Residency

 

                                                                           ...............................................................

Street Address                                                  Street

Address

                                                                           ...............................................................

City or Town                                                    City

or Town

                                                                           ...............................................................

State                                                                  State

 

From...................     To....................                 From.......................     To....................

Dates of Residency                                        Dates

of Residency

(Attach

additional sheet or sheets of residences as necessary)

 

      2.  Each address of a candidate which must

be included in the declaration of residency pursuant to subsection 1 must be

the street address of the residence where the candidate actually, as opposed to

constructively, resided or resides in accordance with NRS 281.050, if one has been assigned. The

declaration of residency must not be accepted for filing if any of the

candidate’s addresses are listed as a post office box unless a street address

has not been assigned to the residence.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1037; A 1989, 179; 1993, 2177; 1997, 754; 1999, 2153)

      NRS 293.182  Written challenges concerning qualifications of candidates.

      1.  After a person files a declaration of

candidacy or an acceptance of candidacy to be a candidate for an office, and

not later than 5 days after the last day the person may withdraw his or her

candidacy pursuant to NRS 293.202, an elector may

file with the filing officer for the office a written challenge of the person

on the grounds that the person fails to meet any qualification required for the

office pursuant to the Constitution or a statute of this State, including,

without limitation, a requirement concerning age or residency. Before accepting

the challenge from the elector, the filing officer shall notify the elector

that if the challenge is found by a court to be frivolous, the elector may be

required to pay the reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs of the

challenged person.

      2.  A challenge filed pursuant to

subsection 1 must:

      (a) Indicate each qualification the person fails

to meet;

      (b) Have attached all documentation and evidence

supporting the challenge; and

      (c) Be in the form of an affidavit, signed by the

elector under penalty of perjury.

      3.  Upon receipt of a challenge pursuant to

subsection 1:

      (a) The Secretary of State shall immediately

transmit the challenge to the Attorney General.

      (b) A filing officer other than the Secretary of

State shall immediately transmit the challenge to the district attorney.

      4.  If the Attorney General or district

attorney determines that probable cause exists to support the challenge, the

Attorney General or district attorney shall, not later than 5 working days

after receiving the challenge, petition a court of competent jurisdiction to

order the person to appear before the court. Upon receipt of such a petition,

the court shall enter an order directing the person to appear before the court

at a hearing, at a time and place to be fixed by the court in the order, to

show cause why the challenge is not valid. A certified copy of the order must

be served upon the person. The court shall give priority to such proceedings

over all other matters pending with the court, except for criminal proceedings.

      5.  If, at the hearing, the court

determines by a preponderance of the evidence that the challenge is valid or that

the person otherwise fails to meet any qualification required for the office

pursuant to the Constitution or a statute of this State, or if the person fails

to appear at the hearing:

      (a) The name of the person must not appear on any

ballot for the election for the office for which the person filed the

declaration of candidacy or acceptance of candidacy; and

      (b) The person is disqualified from entering upon

the duties of the office for which he or she filed the declaration of candidacy

or acceptance of candidacy.

      6.  If, at the hearing, the court

determines that the challenge is frivolous, the court may order the elector who

filed the challenge to pay the reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs of

the challenged person.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 671)

      NRS 293.184  Penalty for willfully filing declaration or acceptance of

candidacy with knowledge it contains false statement; posting of notice of

disqualification at polling place required in certain circumstances.

      1.  In addition to any other penalty

provided by law, if a person willfully files a declaration of candidacy or

acceptance of candidacy knowing that the declaration of candidacy or acceptance

of candidacy contains a false statement:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.165 and 293.166,

the name of the person must not appear on any ballot for the election for which

the person filed the declaration of candidacy or acceptance of candidacy; and

      (b) The person is disqualified from entering upon

the duties of the office for which he or she was a candidate.

      2.  If the name of a person who is

disqualified from entering upon the duties of an office pursuant to subsection

1 appears on a ballot for the election is disqualified because the deadline set

forth in NRS 293.165 and 293.166

for making changes to the ballot has passed, the Secretary of State and county

clerk must post a sign at each polling place where the person’s name will

appear on the ballot informing voters that the person is disqualified from

entering upon the duties of office.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 672; A 2011, 3280)

      NRS 293.185  Offices for filing declarations, certificates and acceptances of

candidacies.  The declaration of

candidacy, the certificate of candidacy and the acceptance of candidacy must be

filed during regular office hours, as follows:

      1.  For United States Senator,

Representative in Congress, statewide offices, State Senators, Assemblymen and

Assemblywomen to be elected from districts comprising more than one county, and

all other offices whose districts comprise more than one county, with the

Secretary of State.

      2.  For Representative in Congress and

district offices voted for wholly within one county, State Senators,

Assemblymen and Assemblywomen to be elected from districts comprising but one

or part of one county, county and township officers, with the county clerk.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 244; A 1965 Special Session,

4; 1983, 1287;

1987, 1367)

      NRS 293.186  Candidates for public office to receive form or access to

electronic form for making statement of financial disclosure and related

instructions.  The Secretary of

State and each county clerk, or the registrar of voters of the county if one

was appointed pursuant to NRS 244.164,

or city clerk who receives from a candidate for public office a declaration of

candidacy, acceptance of candidacy or certificate of candidacy shall give to

the candidate:

      1.  If the candidate is a candidate for

judicial office, the form prescribed by the Administrative Office of the Courts

for the making of a statement of financial disclosure;

      2.  If the candidate is not a candidate for

judicial office and is required to file electronically the statement of

financial disclosure, access to the electronic form prescribed by the Secretary

of State; or

      3.  If the candidate is not a candidate for

judicial office, is required to submit the statement of financial disclosure

electronically and has submitted an affidavit to the Secretary of State

pursuant to NRS 281.572, the form

prescribed by the Secretary of State,

Ê accompanied

by instructions on how to complete the form and the time by which it must be

filed.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 2122; A 1987, 2098; 1997, 3475; 2001, 1958; 2003, 3397; 2011, 1732)—(Substituted

in revision for NRS 281A.650)

      NRS 293.187  Certification of names of persons for whom candidacy papers have

been filed.

      1.  Not later than 5 working days after the

last day on which any candidate may withdraw his or her candidacy pursuant to NRS 293.202:

      (a) The Secretary of State shall forward to each

county clerk a certified list containing the name and mailing address of each

person for whom candidacy papers have been filed in the Office of the Secretary

of State, and who is entitled to be voted for in the county at the next

succeeding primary election, together with the title of the office for which

the person is a candidate and the party or principles he or she represents; and

      (b) Each county clerk shall forward to the

Secretary of State a certified list containing the name and mailing address of

each person for whom candidacy papers have been filed in the office of the

county clerk, and who is entitled to be voted for in the county at the next

succeeding primary election, together with the title of the office for which

the person is a candidate and the party or principles he or she represents.

      2.  There must be a party designation only

for candidates for partisan offices.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 244; A 1983, 1118; 1989, 1729; 1993, 2178; 1999, 3551; 2013, 2372)

      NRS 293.190  Certification of names of persons nominated at primary election.  Not later than 15 days after the primary

election at which candidates are nominated for any public office:

      1.  The Secretary of State shall certify to

each county clerk the name of each person nominated and the title of the office

for which he or she is nominated for all candidates required to file

declarations, certificates and acceptances of candidacies in the Office of the

Secretary of State; and

      2.  Each county clerk shall certify to the

Secretary of State the name of each person nominated and the title of the

office for which he or she is nominated for all candidates required to file

declarations, certificates and acceptances of candidacies in the office of the

county clerk.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 244; A 1961, 285; 2013, 2373)

      NRS 293.193  Filing fees.

      1.  Fees as listed in this section for

filing declarations of candidacy or acceptances of candidacy must be paid to

the filing officer by cash, cashier’s check or certified check.

 

United States

Senator.......................................................................................... $500

Representative in

Congress................................................................................... 300

Governor.................................................................................................................. 300

Justice of the

Supreme Court............................................................................... 300

Any state office,

other than Governor or justice of the Supreme Court...... 200

District judge............................................................................................................ 150

Justice of the

peace................................................................................................ 100

Any county office.................................................................................................. 100

State Senator........................................................................................................... 100

Assemblyman or

Assemblywoman.................................................................... 100

Any district

office other than district judge.......................................................... 30

Constable or other

town or township office......................................................... 30

 

For the purposes of this subsection, trustee of a county

school district, hospital or hospital district is not a county office.

      2.  No filing fee may be required from a

candidate for an office the holder of which receives no compensation.

      3.  The county clerk shall pay to the

county treasurer all filing fees received from candidates. The county treasurer

shall deposit the money to the credit of the general fund of the county.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.194, a filing fee paid pursuant to this

section is not refundable.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 245; A 1967, 845; 1981, 20; 1985, 650; 1987, 691; 1989, 56; 1991, 122, 1603; 1997, 755; 2003, 1704)

      NRS 293.194  Return of filing fee to certain candidates.  The filing fee of an independent candidate who

files a petition pursuant to NRS 293.200 or 298.109, of a candidate of a minor

political party or of a candidate of a new major political party, must be

returned to the candidate by the officer to whom the fee was paid within 10

days after the date on which a final determination is made that the petition of

the candidate, minor political party or new major political party failed to

contain the required number of signatures.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1361; A 1997, 756)

      NRS 293.195  Nonpartisan offices.

      1.  Judicial offices, school offices, the

office of county sheriff, the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada,

city and town officers, the State Board of Education and members of boards of

hospital trustees of public hospitals are hereby designated nonpartisan

offices.

      2.  No words designating the party

affiliation of a candidate for nonpartisan offices may be printed upon the

ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 245; A 1961, 286; 1969, 1561; 1977, 241; 1989, 410; 1995, 2775)

      NRS 293.196  Each office of justice of the Supreme Court constitutes separate

office for nomination and election.  For

purposes of elections only, the Secretary of State shall establish designations

which separately identify each office of justice of the Supreme Court. Before

any person is allowed to file a declaration of candidacy for the office of

justice of the Supreme Court, the person shall designate the particular office

for which he or she is declaring candidacy.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 936)

      NRS 293.1965  Each office of judge of the Court of Appeals constitutes

separate office for nomination and election.  For

the purposes of elections only, the Secretary of State shall establish

designations which separately identify each office of judge of the Court of

Appeals. Before any person is allowed to file a declaration of candidacy for

the office of judge of the Court of Appeals, the person shall designate the

particular office for which he or she is declaring candidacy.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 1776)

      NRS 293.197  Each department of district court constitutes separate office

for nomination and election; ballots used in certain counties.

      1.  In any judicial district that has more

than one district judge, each department is a separate office for the purposes

of nominating and electing the district judge of that department.

      2.  In any judicial district that includes

a county whose population is 100,000 or more:

      (a) The departments of the family division of the

district court must be denoted as such on all ballots and sample ballots, using

the words “district court judge, family division, department . . .” Each such

department must be separately designated.

      (b) The remaining departments of the district

court must be denoted as such on all ballots and sample ballots, using the

words “district court judge, department . . .” Each such department must be

designated with a numeral, beginning with “1” and continuing in sequence for

each department.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 245; A 1991, 2185; 1999, 3551)

      NRS 293.198  Each department of Justice Court constitutes separate office for

nomination and election.  In any

township which has more than one justice of the peace, each department is a

separate office for the purposes of nominating and electing the justice of the

peace of that department.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 262)

      NRS 293.200  Independent candidates: Qualification; petition of candidacy;

time limit for challenge; declaration of candidacy.

      1.  An independent candidate for partisan

office must file with the appropriate filing officer as set forth in NRS 293.185:

      (a) A copy of the petition of candidacy that he

or she intends to subsequently circulate for signatures. The copy must be filed

not earlier than the January 2 preceding the date of the election and not later

than 25 working days before the last day to file the petition pursuant to

subsection 4. The copy of the petition must be filed with the appropriate

filing officer before the petition may be circulated for signatures.

      (b) Either of the following:

             (1) A petition of candidacy signed by a

number of registered voters equal to at least 1 percent of the total number of

ballots cast in:

                   (I) This State for that office at

the last preceding general election in which a person was elected to that

office, if the office is a statewide office;

                   (II) The county for that office at

the last preceding general election in which a person was elected to that

office, if the office is a county office; or

                   (III) The district for that office

at the last preceding general election in which a person was elected to that

office, if the office is a district office.

             (2) A petition of candidacy signed by 250

registered voters if the candidate is a candidate for statewide office, or

signed by 100 registered voters if the candidate is a candidate for any office

other than a statewide office.

      2.  The petition may consist of more than

one document. Each document must bear the name of the county in which it was

circulated, and only registered voters of that county may sign the document. If

the office is not a statewide office, only the registered voters of the county,

district or municipality in question may sign the document. The documents that

are circulated for signature in a county must be submitted to that county clerk

for verification in the manner prescribed in NRS

293.1276 to 293.1279, inclusive, not later

than 25 working days before the last day to file the petition pursuant to

subsection 4. Each person who signs the petition shall add to his or her

signature the address of the place at which the person actually resides, the

date that he or she signs the petition and the name of the county where he or

she is registered to vote. The person who circulates each document of the

petition shall sign an affidavit attesting that the signatures on the document

are genuine to the best of his or her knowledge and belief and were signed in

his or her presence by persons registered to vote in that county.

      3.  The petition of candidacy may state the

principle, if any, which the person qualified represents.

      4.  Petitions of candidacy must be filed

not earlier than the first Monday in March preceding the general election and

not later than 5 p.m. on the second Friday after the first Monday in March.

      5.  No petition of candidacy may contain

the name of more than one candidate for each office to be filled.

      6.  A person may not file as an independent

candidate if he or she is proposing to run as the candidate of a political

party.

      7.  The names of independent candidates

must be placed on the general election ballot and must not appear on the

primary election ballot.

      8.  If the candidacy of any person seeking

to qualify pursuant to this section is challenged, all affidavits and documents

in support of the challenge must be filed not later than 5 p.m. on the fourth

Monday in March. Any judicial proceeding resulting from the challenge must be

set for hearing not more than 5 days after the fourth Monday in March.

      9.  Any challenge pursuant to subsection 8

must be filed with:

      (a) The First Judicial District Court if the

petition of candidacy was filed with the Secretary of State.

      (b) The district court for the county where the

petition of candidacy was filed if the petition was filed with a county clerk.

      10.  An independent candidate for partisan

office must file a declaration of candidacy with the appropriate filing officer

and pay the fee required by NRS 293.193 not earlier

than the first Monday in March of the year in which the election is held nor

later than 5 p.m. on the second Friday after the first Monday in March.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 245; A 1961, 286; 1963, 1387;

1971, 440, 1122; 1975, 936; 1979, 403; 1983, 1118; 1987, 1367; 1989, 2164; 1993, 2668; 1997, 316; 1999, 1392, 2154, 3551; 2001, 149, 154; 2003, 1645, 1704; 2009, 1266;

2013, 2373)

      NRS 293.202  Withdrawal of candidacy; rescission.

      1.  A withdrawal of candidacy for office

must be in writing and must be presented by the candidate in person, within 7

days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, after the last day for filing,

to the officer whose duty it is to receive filings for candidacy for that

office. If the withdrawal of candidacy is submitted in a timely manner pursuant

to the provisions of this subsection, it shall be deemed effective after the seventh

day, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, after the last day for filing.

      2.  A rescission of a withdrawal of

candidacy must be in writing and presented by the candidate in person, within

the 7 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, after the last day for

filing, to the officer whose duty it is to receive filings for candidacy for

that office.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 262; A 1981, 349; 1991, 2217; 1995, 2775; 1997, 3450; 1999, 3553; 2007, 2582)

      NRS 293.203  Contents and publication of notice of primary or general

election.  Immediately upon receipt

by the county clerk of the certified list of candidates from the Secretary of

State, the county clerk shall publish a notice of primary election or general

election in a newspaper of general circulation in the county once a week for 2

successive weeks. If no such newspaper is published in the county, the

publication may be made in a newspaper of general circulation published in the

nearest Nevada county. The notice must contain:

      1.  The date of the election.

      2.  The location of the polling places.

      3.  The hours during which the polling

places will be open for voting.

      4.  The names of the candidates.

      5.  A list of the offices to which the

candidates seek nomination or election.

Ê The notice

required for a general election pursuant to this section may be published in

conjunction with the notice required for a proposed constitution,

constitutional amendment or statewide measure pursuant to NRS 293.253. If the notices are combined in this

manner, they must be published three times in accordance with subsection 3 of NRS 293.253.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 246; A 1961, 286; 1967, 860; 1991, 2217; 1997, 756)

      NRS 293.204  Time for filing declaration or acceptance of candidacy for

special election.  If a special

election is held pursuant to the provisions of this title, the Secretary of

State shall prescribe the time during which a candidate must file a declaration

or acceptance of candidacy.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2168)

ELECTION PRECINCTS

      NRS 293.205  Establishment, abolishment, alteration and consolidation;

boundaries.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.208, on or before the third Wednesday in March

of every even-numbered year, the county clerk shall establish election

precincts, define the boundaries thereof, abolish, alter, consolidate and

designate precincts as public convenience, necessity and economy may require.

      2.  The boundaries of each election

precinct must follow visible ground features or extensions of visible ground

features, except where the boundary coincides with the official boundary of the

State or a county or city.

      3.  Election precincts must be composed

only of contiguous territory.

      4.  As used in this section, “visible

ground feature” includes a street, road, highway, river, stream, shoreline,

drainage ditch, railroad right-of-way or any other physical feature which is

clearly visible from the ground.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 246; A 1961, 287; 1971, 440;

1975, 937; 1977,

241; 1981,

1871; 1983,

1119; 1985,

1092; 1987,

153; 1989,

849, 1665;

2009, 1267)

      NRS 293.206  Submission of maps to Secretary of State and Legislative Counsel

Bureau; determination of statutory compliance; revisions.

      1.  On or before the last day in March of

every even-numbered year, the county clerk shall provide the Secretary of State

and the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau with a copy or electronic

file of a map showing the boundaries of all election precincts in the county.

      2.  If the Secretary of State determines

that the boundaries of an election precinct do not comply with the provisions

of NRS 293.205, the Secretary of State must provide

the county clerk with a written statement of noncompliance setting forth the

reasons the precinct is not in compliance. Within 15 days after receiving the

notice of noncompliance, the county clerk shall make any adjustments to the

boundaries of the precinct which are required to bring the precinct into

compliance with the provisions of NRS 293.205 and

shall submit a corrected copy or electronic file of the precinct map to the

Secretary of State and the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

      3.  If the initial or corrected election

precinct map is not filed as required pursuant to this section or the county

clerk fails to make the necessary changes to the boundaries of an election

precinct pursuant to subsection 2, the Secretary of State may establish

appropriate precinct boundaries in compliance with the provisions of NRS 293.205 to 293.213,

inclusive. If the Secretary of State revises the map pursuant to this

subsection, the Secretary of State shall submit a copy or electronic file of

the revised map to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau and the

appropriate county clerk.

      4.  As used in this section, “electronic

file” includes, without limitation, an electronic data file of a geographic

information system.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1664; A 2003, 1646; 2009, 1267)

      NRS 293.207  Establishment on basis of number of voters therein; maximum

number of voters; consolidation of precincts.

      1.  Election precincts must be established

on the basis of the number of registered voters therein, with a maximum of

1,500 registered voters who are not designated inactive pursuant to NRS 293.530 per precinct in those precincts in which a

mechanical voting system is used.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsections 3 and 4, the county clerk may consolidate two or more contiguous

election precincts into a single voting district to conduct a particular

election as public convenience, necessity and economy may require.

      3.  If a county clerk proposes to

consolidate two or more contiguous election precincts, in whole or in part,

pursuant to subsection 2, the county clerk shall, at least 14 days before

consolidating the precincts, cause notice of the proposed consolidation to be:

      (a) Posted in the manner prescribed for a regular

meeting of the board of county commissioners; and

      (b) Mailed to each Assemblyman, Assemblywoman,

State Senator, county commissioner and, if applicable, member of the governing

body of a city who represents residents of a precinct affected by the

consolidation.

      4.  A person may file a written objection

to the proposed consolidation with the county clerk. The county clerk shall

consider each written objection filed pursuant to this subsection before

consolidating the precincts.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 246; A 1971, 440; 1975, 970; 1983, 914; 1985, 1092; 1991, 2218; 1997, 2776; 1999, 1394; 2007, 2582)

      NRS 293.208  Limitations on creation, division, abolition, consolidation and

alteration during certain periods; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsections 2, 3 and 5 and in NRS 293.206, no

election precinct may be created, divided, abolished or consolidated, or the

boundaries thereof changed, during the period between the third Wednesday in

March of any year whose last digit is 6 and the time when the Legislature has

been redistricted in a year whose last digit is 1, unless the creation,

division, abolishment or consolidation of the precinct, or the change in

boundaries thereof, is:

      (a) Ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction;

      (b) Required to meet objections to a precinct by

the Attorney General of the United States pursuant to the Voting Rights Act of

1965, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1971 and 1973 et seq., and any amendments thereto;

      (c) Required to comply with subsection 2 of NRS 293.205;

      (d) Required by the incorporation of a new city;

or

      (e) Required by the creation of or change in the

boundaries of a special district.

Ê As used in

this subsection, “special district” means any general improvement district or

any other quasi-municipal corporation organized under the local improvement and

service district laws of this State as enumerated in title 25 of NRS which is

required by law to hold elections or any fire protection district which is

required by law to hold elections.

      2.  If a city annexes an unincorporated

area located in the same county as the city and adjacent to the corporate

boundary, the annexed area may be included in an election precinct immediately

adjacent to it.

      3.  A new election precinct may be

established at any time if it lies entirely within the boundaries of any

existing precinct.

      4.  If a change in the boundaries of an

election precinct is made pursuant to this section during the time specified in

subsection 1, the county clerk must:

      (a) Within 15 days after the change to the

boundary of a precinct is established by the county clerk or ordered by a

court, send to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau and the Secretary

of State a copy or electronic file of a map showing the new boundaries of the

precinct; and

      (b) Maintain in his or her office an index

providing the name of the precinct and describing all changes which were made,

including any change in the name of the precinct and the name of any new

precinct created within the boundaries of an existing precinct.

      5.  Cities of population categories two and

three are exempt from the provisions of subsection 1.

      6.  As used in this section, “electronic

file” includes, without limitation, an electronic data file of a geographic

information system.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 848; A 1989, 1667; 1997, 756; 2001, 633; 2003, 1647; 2009, 1268)

      NRS 293.209  Creation or change of election district during certain period in

year of general or general city election prohibited; annexation not prohibited

during year of election.  A

political subdivision of this State shall not create, divide, change the

boundaries of, abolish or consolidate an election district after the first day

of filing by candidates during any year in which a general election or city

general election is held for that election district. This section does not

prohibit a political subdivision from annexing territory in a year in which a

general election or city general election is held for that election district.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2168; A 1995, 2775; 1997, 757)

      NRS 293.210  Establishment of new election precinct: Petition and conditions.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.208, a new precinct may be established upon

petition of 10 or more registered voters, permanently residing in the area

sought to be constituted a precinct, stating that they reside more than 10

miles from any polling place in the county. If it appears to the satisfaction

of the county clerk that not less than 50 registered voters reside in the area,

the precinct may be established without regard to the distance which the

registered voters reside from another polling place or precinct.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 246; A 1971, 441; 1985, 269; 1989, 849)

      NRS 293.213  Mailing precincts; absent ballot mailing precincts.

      1.  Whenever there were not more than 20

voters registered in a precinct for the last preceding general election, the

county clerk may establish that precinct as a mailing precinct.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.208, the county clerk in any county in which

an absent ballot central counting board is appointed may abolish two or more

existing mailing precincts and combine those mailing precincts into absent

ballot precincts. Those mailing precincts must be designated absent ballot

mailing precincts.

      3.  In any county in which an absent ballot

central counting board is appointed, any established precinct which had less

than 200 ballots cast at the last preceding general election, or any newly

established precinct with less than 200 registered voters, may be designated an

absent ballot mailing precinct.

      4.  A county clerk may establish a mailing

precinct or an absent ballot mailing precinct that does not meet the

requirements of subsection 1, 2 or 3 if the county clerk obtains prior approval

from the Secretary of State.

      5.  The county clerk shall, at least 14

days before establishing or designating a precinct as a mailing precinct or

absent ballot mailing precinct or before abolishing a mailing precinct pursuant

to this section, cause notice of such action to be:

      (a) Posted in the manner prescribed for a regular

meeting of the board of county commissioners; and

      (b) Mailed to each Assemblyman, Assemblywoman,

State Senator, county commissioner and, if applicable, member of the governing

body of a city who represents residents of a precinct affected by the action.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 246; A 1961, 287; 1969, 718;

1971, 441; 1989,

849; 1993,

2178; 1999,

1394; 2007,

2582; 2011,

2085)

ELECTION BOARDS

      NRS 293.217  Appointment of officers by county clerk; appointment of deputy

sheriffs for elections; appointment of trainees.

      1.  The county clerk of each county shall

appoint and notify registered voters to act as election board officers for the

various precincts and districts in the county as provided in NRS 293.220 to 293.243,

inclusive, and 293.384. The registered voters

appointed as election board officers for any precinct or district must not all

be of the same political party. No candidate for nomination or election or a

relative of the candidate within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity

may be appointed as an election board officer. Immediately after election board

officers are appointed, if requested by the county clerk, the sheriff shall:

      (a) Appoint a deputy sheriff for each polling

place in the county and for the central election board or the absent ballot

central counting board; or

      (b) Deputize as a deputy sheriff for the election

an election board officer of each polling place in the county and for the

central election board or the absent ballot central counting board. The

deputized officer shall receive no additional compensation for services

rendered as a deputy sheriff during the election for which the officer is

deputized.

Ê Deputy

sheriffs so appointed and deputized shall preserve order during hours of voting

and attend closing of the polls.

      2.  The county clerk may appoint a trainee

for the position of election board officer as set forth in NRS 293.2175.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 247; A 1961, 287; 1963, 1381;

1975, 937; 1985,

1594; 1987,

712; 1993,

527; 2007,

2583)

      NRS 293.2175  Appointment of pupil as trainee: Qualifications; requirements;

duties; compensation.

      1.  The county clerk may appoint a pupil as

a trainee for the position of election board officer. To qualify for such an

appointment, the pupil must be:

      (a) A United States citizen, a resident of Nevada

and a resident of the county in which the pupil serves;

      (b) Enrolled in high school; and

      (c) At the time of service, at least 16 years of

age.

      2.  The county clerk may only appoint a

pupil as a trainee if:

      (a) The pupil is appointed without party

affiliation;

      (b) The county clerk sends the pupil a

certificate stating the date and hours that the pupil will act as a trainee;

      (c) At least 20 days before the election in which

the pupil will act as a trainee, the principal of the high school or the

pupil’s assigned school counselor receives the county clerk’s certificate and a

written request signed by the pupil’s parent or guardian to be excused from

school for the time specified in the certificate;

      (d) The principal of the high school or the

assigned school counselor of the pupil approves the pupil’s request; and

      (e) The pupil attends the training class required

by NRS 293B.260.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the county clerk may assign a trainee such duties as the county

clerk deems appropriate. The county clerk shall not:

      (a) Require the trainee to perform those duties

later than 10 p.m. or any applicable curfew, whichever is earlier; or

      (b) Assign more than one trainee to serve as an

election board officer in any one precinct.

      4.  The county clerk may compensate a

trainee for service at the same rate fixed for election board officers

generally.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 527; A 1997, 3450; 1999, 263; 2003, 1648)

      NRS 293.218  Recommendations by chair of election board of persons for

service on election board.  The

county clerk may provide by rule or regulation for the:

      1.  Recommendation, by the persons selected

as chairs of election boards, of suitable persons to serve as members of

election boards; and

      2.  Recommendation by the chairs of

suitable persons to serve in the case of vacancies.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 320; A 1977, 241; 1987, 335; 1997, 3450)

      NRS 293.220  Delivery of notice of appointment to officer or trainee.  Upon the selection of persons to act as

election board officers pursuant to NRS 293.217 or

as trainees pursuant to NRS 293.2175, the county

clerk shall deliver, by mail or other means, notifications of the appointments

to those persons.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 247; A 1987, 335; 1993, 528; 1999, 263)

      NRS 293.223  Notice of unwillingness to serve as officer or trainee;

appointment of replacement.  If any

person appointed to serve as an election board officer pursuant to NRS 293.217 or as a trainee pursuant to NRS 293.2175 is unwilling to serve as appointed, the

person shall notify the county clerk within 5 days after receipt of the

notification that he or she is unwilling to serve, whereupon the county clerk

shall appoint some other registered voter to serve at the election.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 247; A 1987, 335; 1993, 528; 1999, 263)

      NRS 293.225  Continuing powers and duties of election boards; reserve

officers of election board; procedure for filling vacancies.

      1.  Members of election boards continue as

such from the day before the day of the election, until the time for filing

contests of the election has expired.

      2.  Each member of an election board is

subject to call by the board of county commissioners or city council to correct

any errors discovered during the canvass of votes by the board of county

commissioners or city council.

      3.  Reserve election board officers must be

appointed by the county or city clerk, if practicable, to fill any vacancy

which occurs on the day of the election, and the reserve officers must be

compensated if they serve at the polls.

      4.  If a vacancy occurs in any election

board on the day of the election and no reserves are available, the election

board may appoint, at the polling place, any registered voter who is willing to

serve and satisfies the election board that he or she possesses the

qualifications required to perform the services required.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 247; A 1985, 1595; 1987, 335)

      NRS 293.227  Designation of chair; duties; restrictions upon participation of

trainees; training; travel expenses for training.

      1.  Each election board must have one

member designated as the chair by the county or city clerk. The election boards

shall make the records of election required by this chapter.

      2.  The appointment of a trainee as set

forth in NRS 293.2175 and 293C.222 may be used to determine the

number of members on the election board, but under no circumstances may:

      (a) The election board of any precinct include

more than one trainee; or

      (b) A trainee serve as chair of the election

board.

      3.  The county or city clerk shall conduct

or cause to be conducted a school to acquaint the members of an election board

with the election laws, duties of election boards, regulations of the Secretary

of State and with the procedure for making the records of election and using

the register for election boards.

      4.  The board of county commissioners of

any county or the city council of any city may reimburse the members of an

election board who attend the school for their travel expenses at a rate not

exceeding 10 cents per mile.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 248; A 1961, 288; 1967, 845; 1977, 241; 1987, 336; 1993, 528; 1999, 264; 2003, 1648; 2007, 2583)

      NRS 293.230  Appointment of single central election board for mailing

precincts.  Except as otherwise

provided in NRS 293.235, one election board must be

appointed by the county clerk for all mailing precincts within the county and

must be designated the central election board. The county clerk shall deliver

the mailed ballots to that board in his or her office, and the board shall

count the votes on those ballots in the manner required by law.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 248; A 1987, 336, 691; 1997, 3451; 2007, 2584)

      NRS 293.235  Appointment and duties of absent ballot central counting board;

no central election board if absent ballot central counting board appointed.

      1.  When it appears to the satisfaction of

the county clerk that an absent ballot central counting board will expedite the

work of tallying the absent ballot vote of the county, the county clerk may

appoint such a board. In counties which use a computer to maintain records of

registered voters, the county clerk shall appoint the board.

      2.  In counties where an absent ballot

central counting board has been appointed, no central election board may be

appointed. The absent ballot central counting board shall perform the duties of

the central election board.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 248; A 1985, 558; 1987, 337; 1997, 3451)

      NRS 293.243  Number of officers on absent ballot central counting board;

appointment of deputy sheriff; absent ballot central counting board under

direction of county clerk.

      1.  An absent ballot central counting board

consists of election board officers appointed in such numbers as the county

clerk determines to be required by the volume of absent ballots requested.

      2.  The county clerk’s deputies who perform

duties in connection with elections shall be deemed officers of the absent

ballot central counting board.

      3.  When requested by the county clerk, the

sheriff shall appoint a deputy sheriff to keep order during the counting of the

absent ballot votes by the absent ballot central counting board.

      4.  The absent ballot central counting

board is under the direction of the county clerk.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 249; A 1961, 288; 1967, 860; 1977, 242; 1981, 1739; 1985, 1595; 1987, 337; 1997, 3451)

REGULATION OF ELECTIONS

      NRS 293.247  Regulations of Secretary of State for conduct of elections;

interpretations; distribution of information to county and city clerks.

      1.  The Secretary of State shall adopt

regulations, not inconsistent with the election laws of this State, for the

conduct of primary, general, special and district elections in all cities and

counties. Permanent regulations of the Secretary of State that regulate the

conduct of a primary, general, special or district election and are effective

on or before the last business day of February immediately preceding a primary,

general, special or district election govern the conduct of that election.

      2.  The Secretary of State shall prescribe

the forms for a declaration of candidacy, certificate of candidacy, acceptance

of candidacy and any petition which is filed pursuant to the general election

laws of this State.

      3.  The regulations must prescribe:

      (a) The duties of election boards;

      (b) The type and amount of election supplies;

      (c) The manner of printing ballots and the number

of ballots to be distributed to precincts and districts;

      (d) The method to be used in distributing ballots

to precincts and districts;

      (e) The method of inspection and the disposition

of ballot boxes;

      (f) The form and placement of instructions to

voters;

      (g) The recess periods for election boards;

      (h) The size, lighting and placement of voting

booths;

      (i) The amount and placement of guardrails and

other furniture and equipment at voting places;

      (j) The disposition of election returns;

      (k) The procedures to be used for canvasses,

ties, recounts and contests, including, without limitation, the appropriate use

of a paper record created when a voter casts a ballot on a mechanical voting

system that directly records the votes electronically;

      (l) The procedures to be used to ensure the

security of the ballots from the time they are transferred from the polling

place until they are stored pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.391 or 293C.390;

      (m) The procedures to be used to ensure the

security and accuracy of computer programs and tapes used for elections;

      (n) The procedures to be used for the testing,

use and auditing of a mechanical voting system which directly records the votes

electronically and which creates a paper record when a voter casts a ballot on

the system;

      (o) The procedures to be used for the disposition

of absent ballots in case of an emergency;

      (p) The acceptable standards for the sending and

receiving of applications, forms and ballots, by approved electronic

transmission, by the county clerks and the electors or registered voters who

are authorized to use approved electronic transmission pursuant to the

provisions of this title;

      (q) The forms for applications to register to

vote and any other forms necessary for the administration of this title; and

      (r) Such other matters as determined necessary by

the Secretary of State.

      4.  The Secretary of State may provide

interpretations and take other actions necessary for the effective

administration of the statutes and regulations governing the conduct of

primary, general, special and district elections in this State.

      5.  The Secretary of State shall prepare

and distribute to each county and city clerk copies of:

      (a) Laws and regulations concerning elections in

this State;

      (b) Interpretations issued by the Secretary of State’s

Office; and

      (c) Any Attorney General’s opinions or any state

or federal court decisions which affect state election laws or regulations

whenever any of those opinions or decisions become known to the Secretary of

State.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 249; A 1971, 1485; 1975, 937; 1979, 263; 1987, 337, 692, 1368; 1991, 2218; 1993, 2178; 1995, 2262; 1997, 3452; 2007, 2584; 2009, 354; 2013, 2374)

      NRS 293.250  Secretary of State to prescribe procedure for and requirements

of a system for registration of voters by computer and form of ballots, other

documents and papers; printed matter on ballots; authority of county clerks to

divide paper ballots and prescribe color for ballots and voting receipts.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in chapter 293D of NRS, the Secretary of State

shall, in a manner consistent with the election laws of this State, prescribe:

      (a) The form of all ballots, absent ballots,

diagrams, sample ballots, certificates, notices, declarations, applications to

register to vote, lists, applications, registers, rosters, statements and

abstracts required by the election laws of this State.

      (b) The procedures to be followed and the

requirements of a system established pursuant to NRS

293.506 for using a computer to register voters and to keep records of

registration.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in chapter 293D of NRS, the Secretary of State

shall prescribe with respect to the matter to be printed on every kind of

ballot:

      (a) The placement and listing of all offices,

candidates and measures upon which voting is statewide, which must be uniform

throughout the State.

      (b) The listing of all other candidates required

to file with the Secretary of State, and the order of listing all offices,

candidates and measures upon which voting is not statewide, from which each

county or city clerk shall prepare appropriate ballot forms for use in any

election in his or her county.

      3.  The Secretary of State shall place the

condensation of each proposed constitutional amendment or statewide measure

near the spaces or devices for indicating the voter’s choice.

      4.  The fiscal note for, explanation of,

arguments for and against, and rebuttals to such arguments of each proposed

constitutional amendment or statewide measure must be included on all sample

ballots.

      5.  The condensations and explanations for

constitutional amendments and statewide measures proposed by initiative or

referendum must be prepared by the Secretary of State, upon consultation with

the Attorney General. The arguments and rebuttals for or against constitutional

amendments and statewide measures proposed by initiative or referendum must be

prepared in the manner set forth in NRS 293.252.

The fiscal notes for constitutional amendments and statewide measures proposed by

initiative or referendum must be prepared by the Secretary of State, upon

consultation with the Fiscal Analysis Division of the Legislative Counsel

Bureau. The condensations, explanations, arguments, rebuttals and fiscal notes

must be in easily understood language and of reasonable length, and whenever

feasible must be completed by August 1 of the year in which the general

election is to be held. The explanations must include a digest. The digest must

include a concise and clear summary of any existing laws directly related to

the constitutional amendment or statewide measure and a summary of how the

constitutional amendment or statewide measure adds to, changes or repeals such

existing laws. For a constitutional amendment or statewide measure that creates,

generates, increases or decreases any public revenue in any form, the first

paragraph of the digest must include a statement that the constitutional

amendment or statewide measure creates, generates, increases or decreases, as

applicable, public revenue.

      6.  The names of candidates for township

and legislative or special district offices must be printed only on the ballots

furnished to voters of that township or district.

      7.  A county clerk:

      (a) May divide paper ballots into two sheets in a

manner which provides a clear understanding and grouping of all measures and

candidates.

      (b) Shall prescribe the color or colors of the

ballots and voting receipts used in any election which the clerk is required to

conduct.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 250; A 1961, 288; 1965, 652;

1967, 846; 1971, 441, 1486; 1977, 242, 1010; 1981, 752; 1985, 558; 1987, 110, 338; 1995, 2262; 1997, 2777, 2795, 3064, 3453; 1999, 635; 2003, 1690; 2007, 2585; 2011, 1922,

2085; 2013, 643)

STATEWIDE MEASURES: PREPARATION OF ARGUMENTS; PUBLICATION

      NRS 293.252  Appointment of committees to prepare arguments advocating and

opposing approval of constitutional amendments and statewide measures proposed

by initiative or referendum; duties of committees; Secretary of State required

to reject libelous or factually inaccurate statements; appeal.

      1.  For each constitutional amendment or

statewide measure proposed by initiative or referendum to be placed on the

ballot by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State shall, pursuant to

subsection 4, appoint two committees. Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, one committee must be composed of three persons who favor

approval by the voters of the initiative or referendum and the other committee

must be composed of three persons who oppose approval by the voters of the

initiative or referendum.

      2.  If the Secretary of State is unable to

appoint three persons who are willing to serve on a committee, the Secretary of

State may appoint fewer than three persons to that committee, but the Secretary

of State must appoint at least one person to each committee appointed pursuant

to this section.

      3.  With respect to a committee appointed

pursuant to this section:

      (a) A person may not serve simultaneously on the

committee that favors approval by the voters of an initiative or referendum and

the committee that opposes approval by the voters of that initiative or

referendum.

      (b) Members of the committee serve without

compensation.

      (c) The term of office for each member commences

upon appointment and expires upon the publication of the sample ballot

containing the initiative or referendum.

      4.  The Secretary of State shall consider

appointing to a committee pursuant to this section:

      (a) Any person who has expressed an interest in

serving on the committee; and

      (b) A person who is a member of an organization that

has expressed an interest in having a member of the organization serve on the

committee.

      5.  A committee appointed pursuant to this

section:

      (a) Shall elect a chair for the committee;

      (b) Shall meet and conduct its affairs as

necessary to fulfill the requirements of this section;

      (c) May seek and consider comments from the

general public;

      (d) Shall, based on whether the members were

appointed to advocate or oppose approval by the voters of the initiative or

referendum, prepare an argument either advocating or opposing approval by the

voters of the initiative or referendum;

      (e) Shall prepare a rebuttal to the argument

prepared by the other committee appointed pursuant to this section;

      (f) Shall address in the argument and rebuttal

prepared pursuant to paragraphs (d) and (e):

             (1) The fiscal impact of the initiative or

referendum;

             (2) The environmental impact of the

initiative or referendum; and

             (3) The impact of the initiative or

referendum on the public health, safety and welfare; and

      (g) Shall submit the argument and rebuttal

prepared pursuant to paragraphs (d), (e) and (f) to the Secretary of State not

later than the date prescribed by the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection

6.

      6.  The Secretary of State shall provide,

by rule or regulation:

      (a) The maximum permissible length of an argument

and rebuttal prepared pursuant to this section; and

      (b) The date by which an argument and rebuttal

prepared pursuant to this section must be submitted by a committee to the

Secretary of State.

      7.  Upon receipt of an argument or rebuttal

prepared pursuant to this section, the Secretary of State:

      (a) May consult with persons who are generally

recognized by a national or statewide organization as having expertise in the

field or area to which the initiative or referendum pertains; and

      (b) Shall reject each statement in the argument

or rebuttal that the Secretary of State believes is libelous or factually

inaccurate.

Ê The decision

of the Secretary of State to reject a statement pursuant to this subsection is

a final decision for the purposes of judicial review. Not later than 5 days

after the Secretary of State rejects a statement pursuant to this subsection,

the committee that prepared the statement may appeal that rejection by filing a

complaint in the First Judicial District Court. The Court shall set the matter

for hearing not later than 3 working days after the complaint is filed and

shall give priority to such a complaint over all other matters pending before

the court, except for criminal proceedings.

      8.  The Secretary of State may revise the

language submitted by a committee pursuant to this section so that it is clear,

concise and suitable for incorporation in the sample ballot, but shall not

alter the meaning or effect of the language without the consent of the

committee.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1689; A 2007, 1140)

      NRS 293.253  Publication: Duties of Secretary of State and county clerk;

costs.

      1.  The Secretary of State shall provide

each county clerk with copies of any proposed constitution, constitutional

amendment or statewide measure which will appear on the general election

ballot, together with the copies of the condensations, explanations, arguments,

rebuttals and fiscal notes prepared pursuant to NRS 218D.810, 293.250

and 293.252.

      2.  Whenever feasible, the Secretary of

State shall provide those copies on or before the first Monday in August of the

year in which the proposals will appear on the ballot. Copies of any additional

proposals must be provided as soon after their filing as feasible.

      3.  Each county clerk shall cause a copy of

the full text of any such constitution, amendment or measure and its

condensation, explanation, arguments, rebuttals and fiscal note to be

published, in conspicuous display advertising format of not less than 10 column

inches, in a newspaper of general circulation in the county three times at

intervals of not less than 7 days, the first publication to be on or before the

first Monday in October. If no such newspaper is published in the county, the

publication may be made in a newspaper of general circulation published in the

nearest Nevada county.

      4.  If a copy is furnished by the Secretary

of State too late to be published at 7-day intervals, it must be published

three times at the longest intervals feasible in each county.

      5.  The portion of the cost of publication

which is attributable to publishing the questions, explanations, arguments,

rebuttals and fiscal notes of proposed constitutions, constitutional amendments

or statewide measures is a charge against the State and must be paid from the

Reserve for Statutory Contingency Account upon recommendation by the Secretary

of State and approval by the State Board of Examiners.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 250; A 1967, 846; 1975, 938; 1977, 1010; 1981, 752; 1987, 111; 1991, 1760; 1997, 3065; 2003, 1691)

VOTERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS

      NRS 293.2543  Short title.  NRS 293.2546 may be cited as the Voters’ Bill of

Rights.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 680)

      NRS 293.2546  Legislative declaration of voters’ rights.  The Legislature hereby declares that each

voter has the right:

      1.  To receive and cast a ballot that:

      (a) Is written in a format that allows the clear

identification of candidates; and

      (b) Accurately records the voter’s preference in

the selection of candidates.

      2.  To have questions concerning voting

procedures answered and to have an explanation of the procedures for voting

posted in a conspicuous place at the polling place.

      3.  To vote without being intimidated,

threatened or coerced.

      4.  To vote on election day if the voter is

waiting in line at his or her polling place to vote before 7 p.m. and the voter

has not already cast a vote in that election.

      5.  To return a spoiled ballot and is

entitled to receive another ballot in its place.

      6.  To request assistance in voting, if

necessary.

      7.  To a sample ballot which is accurate,

informative and delivered in a timely manner.

      8.  To receive instruction in the use of

the equipment for voting during early voting or on election day.

      9.  To have nondiscriminatory equal access

to the elections system, including, without limitation, a voter who is elderly,

disabled, a member of a minority group, employed by the military or a citizen

who is overseas.

      10.  To have a uniform, statewide standard

for counting and recounting all votes accurately.

      11.  To have complaints about elections and

election contests resolved fairly, accurately and efficiently.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 680)

      NRS 293.2549  Duties of Secretary of State and of county and city clerks.

      1.  The Secretary of State, each county

clerk and each city clerk shall:

      (a) Make the Voters’ Bill of Rights readily

available to the public;

      (b) Maintain a copy of the Voters’ Bill of Rights

in his or her office for reproduction and distribution to the public; and

      (c) Ensure that the Voters’ Bill of Rights is

posted in a conspicuous place, in at least 12-point type, at each polling

place.

      2.  The Secretary of State shall ensure

that the Voters’ Bill of Rights is posted on the Secretary of State’s Internet

website.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 680)

BALLOTS

      NRS 293.256  Names of candidates on ballots not to include title, designation

of profession or occupation.  In

any election regulated by this chapter, the names of candidates as printed on

the ballot shall not include any title, designation or other reference which

will indicate the profession or occupation of such candidates.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 20; A 1995, 2624)

      NRS 293.2565  Use of given names, surnames and nicknames on ballot; use of

additional criteria to distinguish between candidates having same given names

and surnames.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, in any election regulated by this chapter, the name of a

candidate printed on a ballot may be the given name and surname of the

candidate or a contraction or familiar form of his or her given name followed

by his or her surname. A nickname of not more than 10 letters may be

incorporated into the name of a candidate. The nickname must be in quotation

marks and appear immediately before the surname of the candidate. A nickname

must not indicate any political, economic, social or religious view or

affiliation and must not be the name of any person, living or dead, whose

reputation is known on a statewide, nationwide or worldwide basis, or in any

other manner deceive a voter regarding the person or principles for which he or

she is voting.

      2.  In any election regulated by this

chapter, if two or more candidates have the same given name and surname and:

      (a) None of the candidates is an incumbent, the

middle names or middle initials, if any, of the candidates must be included in

the names of the candidates; or

      (b) One of the candidates is an incumbent, the

name of the incumbent must be listed first and the word “Incumbent” must appear

next to the name of the candidate who is the incumbent.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1714; A 2011, 2086)

      NRS 293.257  Separate primary ballots; placement of candidates’ names;

designation on application to register to vote of affiliation with major

political party condition for registered voter to cast ballot for party at

primary election.

      1.  There must be a separate primary ballot

for each major political party. The names of candidates for partisan offices

who have designated a major political party in the declaration of candidacy or

acceptance of candidacy must appear on the primary ballot of the major political

party designated.

      2.  The county clerk may choose to place

the names of candidates for nonpartisan offices on the ballots for each major

political party or on a separate nonpartisan primary ballot, but the

arrangement which the county clerk selects must permit all registered voters to

vote on them.

      3.  A registered voter may cast a primary

ballot for a major political party at a primary election only if the registered

voter designated on his or her application to register to vote an affiliation

with that major political party.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 250; A 1963, 1388; 1965, 652;

1967, 847; 1971, 442; 1977, 243; 1979, 264; 1989, 227; 2011, 3280)

      NRS 293.260  Declaration of nominees: Omission and appearance of names on

primary ballot; appearance of names on general ballot.

      1.  Where there is no contest of election

for nomination to a particular office, neither the title of the office nor the

name of the candidate may appear on the ballot.

      2.  If more than one major political party

has candidates for a particular office, the persons who receive the highest

number of votes at the primary elections must be declared the nominees of those

parties for the office.

      3.  If only one major political party has

candidates for a particular office and a minor political party has nominated a

candidate for the office or an independent candidate has filed for the office,

the candidate who receives the highest number of votes in the primary election

of the major political party must be declared the nominee of that party and his

or her name must be placed on the general election ballot with the name of the

nominee of the minor political party for the office and the name of the

independent candidate who has filed for the office.

      4.  If only one major political party has

candidates for a particular office and no minor political party has nominated a

candidate for the office and no independent candidate has filed for the office:

      (a) If there are more candidates than twice the

number to be elected to the office, the names of the candidates must appear on

the ballot for a primary election. Except as otherwise provided in this

paragraph, the candidates of that party who receive the highest number of votes

in the primary election, not to exceed twice the number to be elected to that

office at the general election, must be declared the nominees for the office.

If only one candidate is to be elected to the office and a candidate receives a

majority of the votes in the primary election for that office, that candidate

must be declared the nominee for that office and his or her name must be placed

on the ballot for the general election.

      (b) If there are no more than twice the number of

candidates to be elected to the office, the candidates must, without a primary

election, be declared the nominees for the office.

      5.  Where no more than the number of

candidates to be elected have filed for nomination for:

      (a) Any partisan office, the office of judge of

the Court of Appeals or the office of justice of the Supreme Court, the names

of those candidates must be omitted from all ballots for a primary election and

placed on all ballots for a general election;

      (b) Any nonpartisan office, other than the office

of justice of the Supreme Court, office of judge of the Court of Appeals or the

office of member of a town advisory board, the names of those candidates must

appear on the ballot for a primary election unless the candidates were

nominated pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 293.165.

If a candidate receives one or more votes at the primary election, the

candidate must be declared elected to the office and his or her name must not

be placed on the ballot for the general election. If a candidate does not

receive one or more votes at the primary election, his or her name must be

placed on the ballot for the general election; and

      (c) The office of member of a town advisory

board, the candidate must be declared elected to the office and no election

must be held for that office.

      6.  If there are more candidates than twice

the number to be elected to a nonpartisan office, the names of the candidates

must appear on the ballot for a primary election. Those candidates who receive

the highest number of votes at that election, not to exceed twice the number to

be elected, must be declared nominees for the office.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 251; A 1963, 1388; 1979, 264; 1987, 339; 1989, 227; 1997, 94, 757, 770, 3453; 2003, 869; 2007, 2586; 2013, 1777)

      NRS 293.262  Absent ballot or ballot voted in mailing precinct: Methods in

which ballot is to be voted.  An

absent ballot or a ballot voted by a voter who resides in a mailing precinct

must be voted:

      1.  On a paper ballot; or

      2.  By any other system authorized by state

or federal law.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2774; A 2003, 1649; 2007, 1151, 2587)

      NRS 293.263  Primary ballot for major political party: Form; names of

candidates to be grouped alphabetically; exception.  On

the primary ballots for a major political party, the name of the major

political party must appear at the top of the ballot. Except as otherwise

provided in NRS 293.2565, following this

designation must appear the names of candidates grouped alphabetically under

the title and length of term of the partisan office for which those candidates

filed.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 251; A 1965, 652; 1967, 847;

1971, 442; 1979,

265; 1989,

227; 2003,

1717)

      NRS 293.265  Nonpartisan primary ballot: Form; names of candidates to be

grouped alphabetically; exception.  On

nonpartisan primary ballots, there must appear at the top of the ballot the

designation “Nonpartisan Offices.” Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.2565, following this designation must appear

the names of candidates grouped alphabetically under the title and length of

term of the nonpartisan office for which those candidates filed.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 251; A 1961, 288; 1963, 1388;

1965, 652; 1967, 847; 1979, 265; 2003, 1717; 2007, 2587)

      NRS 293.267  Ballot for general election: Form; names of candidates to be

grouped alphabetically; exception; indication of party name, “independent” or

“nonpartisan” or abbreviations thereof; order of appearance of certain

statewide measures.

      1.  Ballots for a general election must

contain the names of candidates who were nominated at the primary election, the

names of the candidates of a minor political party and the names of independent

candidates.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.2565, names of candidates must be grouped

alphabetically under the title and length of term of the office for which those

candidates filed.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 4:

      (a) Immediately following the name of each

candidate for a partisan office must appear the name or abbreviation of his or

her political party, the word “independent” or the abbreviation “IND,” as the

case may be.

      (b) Immediately following the name of each

candidate for a nonpartisan office must appear the word “nonpartisan” or the

abbreviation “NP.”

      4.  Where a system of voting other than by

paper ballot is used, the Secretary of State may provide for any placement of

the name or abbreviation of the political party, the word “independent” or

“nonpartisan” or the abbreviation “IND” or “NP,” as appropriate, which clearly

relates the designation to the name of the candidate to whom it applies.

      5.  If the Legislature rejects a statewide

measure proposed by initiative and proposes a different measure on the same

subject which the Governor approves, the measure proposed by the Legislature

and approved by the Governor must be listed on the ballot before the statewide

measure proposed by initiative. Each ballot and sample ballot upon which the

measures appear must contain a statement that reads substantially as follows:

 

       The following questions are

alternative approaches to the same issue, and only one approach may be enacted

into law. Please vote for only one.

 

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 251; A 1963, 1389; 1965, 653;

1967, 847; 1969, 137; 1979, 265; 1987, 339; 1989, 2165; 1997, 3454; 2003, 1718; 2011, 3069)

      NRS 293.2673  Ballot to indicate date of election and at which election ballot

will be used.

      1.  A ballot prepared for use in an

election in this State must be dated and marked in such a manner as to indicate

clearly at which election the ballot will be used.

      2.  If a ballot includes a detachable stub,

both the ballot and the stub must include the date of the election and indicate

clearly at which election the ballot will be used.

      3.  If a ballot includes a voting receipt,

the voting receipt must include the date of the election and indicate clearly

at which election the voter cast the ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2168; A 1995, 2776; 2007, 2587)

      NRS 293.268  Order of listing offices, candidates and questions on ballots.  The offices for which there are candidates,

the names of the candidates therefor, and the questions to be voted upon must

be printed on ballots in the following order:

      1.  President and Vice President of the

United States.

      2.  United States Senator and

Representative in Congress, in that sequence.

      3.  Governor, Lieutenant Governor,

Secretary of State, Treasurer, Controller and Attorney General, in that

sequence.

      4.  State Senators and members of the

Assembly.

      5.  County and township partisan offices.

      6.  Statewide nonpartisan offices.

      7.  District nonpartisan offices.

      8.  County nonpartisan offices.

      9.  City offices:

      (a) Mayor;

      (b) Council members according to ward in numerical

order, if no wards, in alphabetical order; and

      (c) Municipal judges.

      10.  Township nonpartisan offices.

      11.  Questions presented to the voters of

the State with advisory questions listed in consecutive order after any other

questions presented to the voters of the State.

      12.  Questions presented only to the voters

of a special district or political subdivision of the State with advisory

questions listed in consecutive order after any other questions presented only

to the voters of a special district or political subdivision of the State.

      (Added to NRS by 1961, 296; A 1975, 939; 1979, 131; 1987, 339; 1993, 2180; 2003, 3193)

      NRS 293.269  Ballots for statewide offices or President and Vice President

must permit voter to register opposition to all candidates.

      1.  Every ballot upon which appears the

names of candidates for any statewide office or for President and Vice

President of the United States shall contain for each office an additional line

equivalent to the lines on which the candidates’ names appear and placed at the

end of the group of lines containing the names of the candidates for that

office. Each additional line shall contain a square in which the voter may

express a choice of that line in the same manner as the voter would express a

choice of a candidate, and the line shall read “None of these candidates.”

      2.  Only votes cast for the named

candidates shall be counted in determining nomination or election to any

statewide office or presidential nominations or the selection of presidential

electors, but for each office the number of ballots on which the additional

line was chosen shall be listed following the names of the candidates and the

number of their votes in every posting, abstract and proclamation of the

results of the election.

      3.  Every sample ballot or other

instruction to voters prescribed or approved by the Secretary of State shall

clearly explain that the voter may mark the choice of the line “None of these

candidates” only if the voter has not voted for any candidate for the office.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 475)

      NRS 293.2693  Voter education program to be provided in county or city using

paper ballots.  If a county or city

uses paper ballots, including, without limitation, for absent ballots and

ballots voted in a mailing precinct, the county or city clerk shall provide a

voter education program specific to the voting system used by the county or

city. The voter education program must include, without limitation, information

concerning the effect of overvoting and the procedures for correcting a vote on

a ballot before it is cast and counted and for obtaining a replacement ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2169; A 2007, 1151, 2587)

VOTING SYSTEMS GENERALLY

      NRS 293.2696  General requirements for voting systems; duties of Secretary of

State and of county and city clerks.  The

Secretary of State and each county and city clerk shall ensure that each voting

system used in this State:

      1.  Secures to each voter privacy and

independence in the act of voting, including, without limitation,

confidentiality of the ballot of the voter;

      2.  Allows each voter to verify privately

and independently the votes selected by the voter on the ballot before the

ballot is cast and counted;

      3.  Provides each voter with the

opportunity, in a private and independent manner, to change the ballot and to

correct any error before the ballot is cast and counted, including, without

limitation, the opportunity to correct an error through the issuance of a

replacement ballot if the voter is otherwise unable to change the ballot or

correct the error;

      4.  Provides a permanent paper record with

a manual audit capacity; and

      5.  Meets or exceeds the standards for

voting systems established by the Federal Election Commission, including,

without limitation, the error rate standards.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2169; A 2007, 2587)

      NRS 293.2699  Voting systems used by counties and cities: Voting materials to

be provided in English and other languages in accordance with federal law.

      1.  Each voting system used by a county or

city shall provide voting materials in English and other languages in

compliance with the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 1973aa-1a.

      2.  As used in this section, the term

“voting materials” has the meaning ascribed to it in 42 U.S.C. § 1973aa-1a.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2169)

VOTING AT POLLS

      NRS 293.270  Voting by printed ballot or other approved or authorized system;

write-in voting prohibited; exception.

      1.  Voting at any election regulated by

this title must be on printed ballots or by any other system approved by the

Secretary of State or specifically authorized by law.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in chapter 293D of NRS, voting must be only upon

candidates whose names appear upon the ballot prepared by the election

officers, and no person may write in the name of an additional candidate for

any office.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 252; A 1973, 459; 1977, 243; 1987, 340; 1997, 3455; 2009, 355; 2011, 1922)

      NRS 293.272  Voting in person required at first election after valid

registration for voter who registered to vote by mail or computer; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2 and in NRS 293.2725 and 293.3083, a person who registered by mail or computer

to vote shall, for the first election in which the person votes at which that

registration is valid, vote in person unless he or she has previously voted in

the county in which he or she is registered to vote.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not

apply to a person who:

      (a) Is entitled to vote in the manner prescribed

in NRS 293.343 to 293.355,

inclusive;

      (b) Is entitled to vote an absent ballot pursuant

to federal law or NRS 293.316 or 293.3165 or chapter

293D of NRS;

      (c) Is disabled;

      (d) Submits or has previously submitted a written

request for an absent ballot that is signed by the registered voter before a

notary public or other person authorized to administer an oath; or

      (e) Requests an absent ballot in person at the

office of the county clerk.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1681; A 1993, 2180; 1995, 2624; 1999, 2155; 2001, 1434; 2003, 2175; 2011, 2087)

      NRS 293.2725  Voter who registered to vote by mail or computer and has not

previously voted in election for federal office in Nevada: Prerequisites to

voting at polling place and to voting by mail; applicability of section;

exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, in NRS 293.3081 and 293.3083 and in federal law, a person who registers

by mail or computer to vote in this State and who has not previously voted in

an election for federal office in this State:

      (a) May vote at a polling place only if the

person presents to the election board officer at the polling place:

             (1) A current and valid photo

identification of the person, which shows his or her physical address; or

             (2) A copy of a current utility bill, bank

statement, paycheck, or document issued by a governmental entity, including a check

which indicates the name and address of the person, but not including a voter

registration card issued pursuant to NRS 293.517;

and

      (b) May vote by mail only if the person provides

to the county or city clerk:

             (1) A copy of a current and valid photo

identification of the person, which shows his or her physical address; or

             (2) A copy of a current utility bill, bank

statement, paycheck, or document issued by a governmental entity, including a

check which indicates the name and address of the person, but not including a

voter registration card issued pursuant to NRS 293.517.

Ê If there is

a question as to the physical address of the person, the election board officer

or clerk may request additional information.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not

apply to a person who:

      (a) Registers to vote by mail and submits with an

application to register to vote:

             (1) A copy of a current and valid photo

identification; or

             (2) A copy of a current utility bill, bank

statement, paycheck, or document issued by a governmental entity, including a

check which indicates the name and address of the person, but not including a

voter registration card issued pursuant to NRS 293.517;

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3,

registers to vote by mail or computer and submits with an application to

register to vote a driver’s license number or at least the last four digits of

his or her social security number, if a state or local election official has

matched that information with an existing identification record bearing the

same number, name and date of birth as provided by the person in the

application;

      (c) Is entitled to vote an absent ballot pursuant

to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1973ff

et seq.;

      (d) Is provided the right to vote otherwise than

in person under the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act,

42 U.S.C. §§ 1973ee et seq.; or

      (e) Is entitled to vote otherwise than in person

under any other federal law.

      3.  The provisions of subsection 1 apply to

a person described in paragraph (b) of subsection 2 if the voter registration

card issued to the person pursuant to subsection 6 of NRS

293.517 is mailed by the county clerk to the person and returned to the

county clerk by the United States Postal Service.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2171; A 2007, 1151; 2011, 2087,

3069; 2013, 2375)

      NRS 293.273  Time for opening and closing polls; duties of officers of

election board.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2 and NRS 293.305, at all elections held

under the provisions of this title, the polls must open at 7 a.m. and close at

7 p.m.

      2.  Whenever at any election all the votes

of the precinct or district, as shown on the roster, have been cast, the

election board officers shall close the polls, and the counting of votes must

begin and continue without unnecessary delay until the count is completed.

      3.  Upon opening the polls, one of the

election board officers shall cause a proclamation to be made that all present

may be aware of the fact that applications of registered voters to vote will be

received.

      4.  No person other than election board

officers engaged in receiving, preparing or depositing ballots may be permitted

inside the guardrail during the time the polls are open, except by authority of

the election board as necessary to keep order and carry out the provisions of

this title.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 252; A 1971, 442, 1127; 1975,

34, 939; 1977,

243; 1981,

1740; 1991,

1352; 1993,

2180; 2001,

2948)

      NRS 293.2735  Establishment of polling place for precinct in residential

development exclusively for elderly persons.  The

county clerk shall establish at least one polling place for a precinct in any

residential development exclusively for elderly persons if:

      1.  More than 100 of the residents of the

development are registered to vote;

      2.  There is a common area which is

adequate and available; and

      3.  The owner of the development consents

to the establishment of the polling place on the property.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1870; A 1999, 263)—(Substituted

in revision for NRS 293.214)

      NRS 293.2738  Polling place not to be established in any building named for

candidate appearing on ballot.  A

polling place for an election must not be established in any building or other

structure named for a candidate whose name appears on a ballot for that

election.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 2283)

      NRS 293.274  Members of general public allowed to observe conduct of voting

at polling place; photographing or otherwise recording conduct of voting by

members of general public prohibited.

      1.  The county clerk shall allow members of

the general public to observe the conduct of voting at a polling place.

      2.  A member of the general public shall

not photograph the conduct of voting at a polling place or record the conduct

of voting on audiotape or any other means of sound or video reproduction.

      3.  For the purposes of this section, a

member of the general public does not include any person who:

      (a) Gathers information for communication to the

public;

      (b) Is employed or engaged by or has contracted

with a newspaper, periodical, press association, or radio or television

station; and

      (c) Is acting solely within his or her

professional capacity.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2772; A 1999, 264)

      NRS 293.275  Possession of election board register by election board required

for performance of board’s duties.  No

election board may perform its duty in serving registered voters at any

precinct or district polling place in any election provided for in this title,

unless it has before it the election board register for its precinct or

district.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 252)

      NRS 293.277  Conditions for entitlement of person to vote; forms of

identification to identify registered voter.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.541, if a person’s name appears in the

election board register or if the person provides an affirmation pursuant to NRS 293.525, the person is entitled to vote and must

sign his or her name in the election board register when he or she applies to

vote. The signature must be compared by an election board officer with the

signature or a facsimile thereof on the person’s original application to

register to vote or one of the forms of identification listed in subsection 2.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.2725, the forms of identification which may

be used individually to identify a voter at the polling place are:

      (a) The card issued to the voter at the time he

or she registered to vote;

      (b) A driver’s license;

      (c) An identification card issued by the

Department of Motor Vehicles;

      (d) A military identification card; or

      (e) Any other form of identification issued by a

governmental agency which contains the voter’s signature and physical

description or picture.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 252; A 1985, 559; 1991, 2219; 1993, 2181; 1995, 2263; 2001, 2595; 2003, 2176)

      NRS 293.283  Identification of registered voter who is unable to sign name.  Any registered voter who is unable to sign his

or her name must be identified by answering questions covering the personal

data which is reported on the original application to register to vote. The

officer in charge of the roster shall stamp, write or print “Identified as” to

the left of the voter’s name.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 252; A 1985, 560; 1995, 2264)

      NRS 293.285  Election board officer in charge of register required to take

voter’s signature.  A registered

voter applying to vote shall state his or her name to the election board

officer in charge of the election board register, and the officer shall immediately

announce the name and take the registered voter’s signature.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 253; A 1971, 442, 1486; 1987, 692; 2007, 2588)

      NRS 293.287  Announcement of name and political affiliation of registered

voter; challenges; nonpartisan ballot at primary election.

      1.  A registered voter applying to vote at

any primary election shall give his or her name and political affiliation, if

any, to the election board officer in charge of the election board register,

and the officer shall immediately announce the name and political affiliation.

      2.  Any person’s right to vote may be

challenged by any registered voter upon:

      (a) Any of the grounds allowed for a challenge in

NRS 293.303;

      (b) The ground that the person applying does not

belong to the political party designated upon the register; or

      (c) The ground that the register does not show

that the person designated the political party to which he or she claims to

belong.

      3.  Any such challenge must be disposed of

in the manner provided by NRS 293.303.

      4.  A registered voter who has designated

on his or her application to register to vote an affiliation with a minor

political party may vote a nonpartisan ballot at the primary election.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 253; A 1971, 443; 1977, 243; 1987, 1369; 1989, 228; 1991, 1681; 1995, 2264)

      NRS 293.2955  Accessibility of polling place, ballot and election materials to

persons who are elderly and to persons with disabilities; provision of

mechanical recording device to record votes electronically; alternative

placement of specially equipped voting devices at central locations.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, at all times during which a polling place is open, the polling

place must:

      (a) Be accessible to a voter who is elderly or a

voter with a disability; and

      (b) Have at least one voting booth that is:

             (1) Designed to allow a voter in a

wheelchair to vote;

             (2) Designated for use by a voter who is

elderly or a voter with a disability;

             (3) Equipped to allow a voter who is

elderly or a voter with a disability to vote with the same privacy as a voter

who is not elderly or as a voter without a disability; and

             (4) Equipped with a mechanical recording

device which directly records the votes electronically and which may be used by

a voter with a disability.

      2.  A polling place that does not comply

with the provisions of subsection 1 may be used if necessary because of a

natural disaster, including, without limitation, an earthquake, flood, fire or

storm.

      3.  At each polling place, the county clerk

is encouraged to:

      (a) Post in a conspicuous place, in at least

12-point type, instructions for voting;

      (b) Provide ballots in alternative audio and

visual formats for use by a voter who is elderly or a voter with a disability;

and

      (c) Provide, in alternative audio and visual

formats for use by a voter who is elderly or a voter with a disability, all

materials that are:

             (1) Related to the election; and

             (2) Made available to a voter in printed

form at the polling place.

      4.  As an alternative to carrying out the

functions described in subsection 3, if, in the opinion of the county clerk,

the needs of voters who are elderly or disabled requiring the use of specially

equipped voting devices will be best served by placing such devices at

centralized voting locations, the county clerk may so provide. If the county

clerk provides for the placement of specially equipped voting devices at

centralized locations, a voter who is elderly or disabled and requires the use

of such a device to be able to cast a ballot without assistance may cast his or

her ballot at any centralized voting location designated by the county clerk.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1433; A 2003, 1649, 2176)

      NRS 293.296  Assistance to voter who is physically disabled or unable to read

or write English.

      1.  Any registered voter who by reason of a

physical disability or an inability to read or write English is unable to mark

a ballot or use any voting device without assistance is entitled to assistance from

a consenting person of his or her own choice, except:

      (a) The voter’s employer or an agent of the

voter’s employer; or

      (b) An officer or agent of the voter’s labor

organization.

      2.  A person providing assistance pursuant

to this section to a voter in casting a vote shall not disclose any information

with respect to the casting of that ballot.

      3.  The right to assistance in casting a

ballot may not be denied or impaired when the need for assistance is apparent

or is known to the election board or any member thereof, but the election board

may require a registered voter to sign a statement that he or she requires

assistance in casting a vote by reason of a physical disability or an inability

to read or write English when the need for assistance is not apparent or no

member of the election board has knowledge thereof. The statement must be

executed under penalty of perjury.

      4.  In addition to complying with the

requirements of this section, the county clerk and election board officer

shall, upon the request of a registered voter with a physical disability, make

reasonable accommodations to allow the voter to vote at his or her polling

place.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 293; A 1977, 244; 1985, 1093; 1987, 693; 1999, 2156)

      NRS 293.297  Change of vote on certain mechanical recording devices.  A mechanical recording device which directly

records votes electronically must allow the voter to change his or her vote

before the mechanical recording device permanently records that vote.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 254; A 1963, 1373; 1967, 848; 1987, 340, 694; 1995, 2776; 1997, 3455; 2007, 2588)

      NRS 293.301  Posting of alphabetical listing of registered voters at polling

place; tearing or defacing alphabetical listing prohibited; penalty.

      1.  The county clerk of each county shall

require an election board officer to post an alphabetical listing of all

registered voters for each precinct in a public area of each polling place in

the county. Except as otherwise provided in NRS

293.5002 and 293.558, the alphabetical listing

must include the name, address and political affiliation of each voter. Not

less than four times during the hours in which the polling place is open, an

election board officer shall identify the name of each voter that voted since

the last identification.

      2.  Each page of the alphabetical listing

must contain a notice which reads substantially as follows:

 

       It is unlawful for any person

to remove, tear, mark or otherwise deface this alphabetical listing of

registered voters except an election board officer acting pursuant to

subsection 1 of NRS 293.301.

 

      3.  Any person who removes, tears, marks or

otherwise defaces an alphabetical listing posted pursuant to this section with

the intent to falsify or prevent others from readily ascertaining the name,

address or political affiliation of any voter, or the fact that a voter has or

has not voted, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1352; A 1993, 2181; 1995, 2776; 2005, 2287)

      NRS 293.302  Posting of notice of death of candidate at polling place.  If a candidate whose name appears on the

ballot at a primary election or general election dies after the applicable

dates set forth in NRS 293.368 but before the time

of the closing of the polls on the day of the election, the county clerk shall

post a notice of the candidate’s death at each polling place where the

candidate’s name will appear on the ballot for the primary election or general

election.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1292; A 1999, 702; 2003, 1705)

      NRS 293.3025  Posting of copies of certain other information and documents at

polling place.  The Secretary of

State and each county and city clerk shall ensure that a copy of each of the

following is posted in a conspicuous place at each polling place on election

day:

      1.  A sample ballot;

      2.  Information concerning the date and

hours of operation of the polling place;

      3.  Instructions for voting and casting a

ballot, including a provisional ballot;

      4.  Instructions concerning the

identification required for persons who registered by mail and are first-time

voters for federal office in this State;

      5.  Information concerning the

accessibility of polling places to persons with disabilities;

      6.  General information concerning federal

and state laws which prohibit acts of fraud and misrepresentation; and

      7.  Information concerning the eligibility

of a candidate, a ballot question or any other matter appearing on the ballot

as a result of a judicial determination or by operation of law, if any.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2173; A 2011, 2088)

      NRS 293.303  Challenges.

      1.  A person applying to vote may be

challenged:

      (a) Orally by any registered voter of the

precinct upon the ground that he or she is not the person entitled to vote as

claimed or has voted before at the same election. A registered voter who

initiates a challenge pursuant to this paragraph must submit an affirmation

that is signed under penalty of perjury and in the form prescribed by the

Secretary of State stating that the challenge is based on the personal

knowledge of the registered voter.

      (b) On any ground set forth in a challenge filed

with the county clerk pursuant to the provisions of NRS

293.547.

      2.  If a person is challenged, an election

board officer shall tender the challenged person the following oath or

affirmation:

      (a) If the challenge is on the ground that the

challenged person does not belong to the political party designated upon the

register, “I swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that I belong to the

political party designated upon the register”;

      (b) If the challenge is on the ground that the

register does not show that the challenged person designated the political

party to which he or she claims to belong, “I swear or affirm under penalty of

perjury that I designated on the application to register to vote the political

party to which I claim to belong”;

      (c) If the challenge is on the ground that the

challenged person does not reside at the residence for which the address is

listed in the election board register, “I swear or affirm under penalty of

perjury that I reside at the residence for which the address is listed in the

election board register”;

      (d) If the challenge is on the ground that the

challenged person previously voted a ballot for the election, “I swear or

affirm under penalty of perjury that I have not voted for any of the candidates

or questions included on this ballot for this election”; or

      (e) If the challenge is on the ground that the

challenged person is not the person he or she claims to be, “I swear or affirm

under penalty of perjury that I am the person whose name is in this election

board register.”

Ê The oath or

affirmation must be set forth on a form prepared by the Secretary of State and

signed by the challenged person under penalty of perjury.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 4, if the challenged person refuses to execute the oath or

affirmation so tendered, he or she must not be issued a ballot, and the officer

in charge of the election board register shall write the words “Challenged

................” opposite his or her name in the election board register.

      4.  If the challenged person refuses to

execute the oath or affirmation set forth in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection

2, the election board officers shall issue the person a nonpartisan ballot.

      5.  If the challenged person refuses to

execute the oath or affirmation set forth in paragraph (c) of subsection 2, the

election board officers shall inform the person that he or she is entitled to

vote only in the manner prescribed in NRS 293.304.

      6.  If the challenged person executes the

oath or affirmation and the challenge is not based on the ground set forth in

paragraph (e) of subsection 2, the election board officers shall issue the

person a partisan ballot.

      7.  If the challenge is based on the ground

set forth in paragraph (c) of subsection 2, and the challenged person executes

the oath or affirmation, the election board shall not issue the person a ballot

until he or she furnishes satisfactory identification which contains proof of

the address at which the person actually resides. For the purposes of this

subsection, a voter registration card issued pursuant to NRS

293.517 does not provide proof of the address at which a person resides.

      8.  If the challenge is based on the ground

set forth in paragraph (e) of subsection 2 and the challenged person executes

the oath or affirmation, the election board shall not issue the person a ballot

unless the person:

      (a) Furnishes official identification which

contains a photograph of the person, such as a driver’s license or other

official document; or

      (b) Brings before the election board officers a

person who is at least 18 years of age who:

             (1) Furnishes official identification

which contains a photograph of that person, such as a driver’s license or other

official document; and

             (2) Executes an oath or affirmation under

penalty of perjury that the challenged person is who he or she swears to be.

      9.  The election board officers shall:

      (a) Record on the challenge list:

             (1) The name of the challenged person;

             (2) The name of the registered voter who

initiated the challenge; and

             (3) The result of the challenge; and

      (b) If possible, orally notify the registered

voter who initiated the challenge of the result of the challenge.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 255; A 1977, 244; 1983, 1287; 1985, 560; 1987, 340; 1991, 1682; 1993, 2182; 1995, 2264; 1997, 759; 2001, 1949, 2948; 2003, 200, 210; 2007, 1152, 2588)

      NRS 293.3035  Notice of result of challenge.

      1.  As soon as practicable, but in no case

later than 21 calendar days after each election, the county clerk shall mail a

notice to each person who is listed on the challenge list as the registered

voter who initiated a challenge pursuant to NRS 293.303.

      2.  The notice mailed pursuant to

subsection 1 must indicate:

      (a) The name of the person who was challenged, if

known; and

      (b) The result of the challenge.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1949)

      NRS 293.304  Voting by person successfully challenged on grounds of

residency.

      1.  If a person is successfully challenged

on the ground set forth in paragraph (c) of subsection 2 of NRS 293.303 or if a person refuses to provide an

affirmation pursuant to NRS 293.525, the election

board shall instruct the voter that he or she may vote only at the special

polling place in the manner set forth in this section.

      2.  The county clerk of each county shall

maintain a special polling place in the county clerk’s office and at such other

locations as he or she deems necessary during each election. The ballots voted

at the special polling place must be kept separate from the ballots of voters

who have not been so challenged or who have provided an affirmation pursuant to

NRS 293.525 in a special sealed container if the

ballots are ballots which are voted on a mechanical recording device which

directly records the votes electronically.

      3.  A person who votes at a special polling

place may vote only for the following offices and questions:

      (a) President and Vice President of the United

States;

      (b) United States Senator;

      (c) All state officers for whom all voters in the

State may vote;

      (d) All officers for whom all voters in the

county may vote; and

      (e) Questions which have been submitted to all

voters of the county or State.

      4.  The ballots voted at the special

polling place must be counted when other ballots are counted and, if the ballots

are ballots which are voted on a mechanical recording device which directly

records the votes electronically, maintained in a separate sealed container

until any contest of election is resolved or the date for filing a contest of

election has passed, whichever is later.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1860; A 1987, 694, 1369; 1989, 2165; 1991, 1683, 2219; 1993, 2183; 1995, 2266, 2777; 2007, 1153, 2590)

      NRS 293.305  Closing of polls; admission of voters and other persons.

      1.  If at the hour of closing the polls

there are any registered voters waiting to vote, the doors of the polling place

must be closed after all such voters have been admitted to the polling place.

Voting must continue until those voters have voted.

      2.  The deputy sheriff shall allow other

persons to enter the polling place after the doors have been closed for the

purpose of observing or any other legitimate purpose if there is room within

the polling place and such admittance will not interfere unduly with the

voting.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 256; A 1987, 341)

      NRS 293.307  Duties of voting board before adjournment.  After the last person entitled to vote has

voted, the voting board, before adjourning, shall put the records and the

account of ballots in order for the counting board.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 256)

VOTING BY PROVISIONAL BALLOT

      NRS 293.3081  Casting of provisional ballot: General conditions; declaration

or application.  A person at a

polling place may cast a provisional ballot in an election to vote for a

candidate for federal office if the person complies with the applicable

provisions of NRS 293.3082 and:

      1.  Declares that he or she has registered

to vote and is eligible to vote at that election in that jurisdiction, but his

or her name does not appear on a voter registration list as a voter eligible to

vote in that election in that jurisdiction or an election official asserts that

the person is not eligible to vote in that election in that jurisdiction;

      2.  Applies by mail or computer, on or

after January 1, 2003, to register to vote and has not previously voted in an election

for federal office in this State and fails to provide the identification

required pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NRS

293.2725 to the election board officer at the polling place; or

      3.  Declares that he or she is entitled to

vote after the polling place would normally close as a result of a court order

or other order extending the time established for the closing of polls pursuant

to a law of this State in effect 10 days before the date of the election.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2169; A 2011, 2088)

      NRS 293.3082  Casting of provisional ballot: Specific prerequisites;

completion of written affirmation; contents of affirmation; provision of

receipt; notation on roster; provisional ballot limited to purpose of voting

for candidates for federal offices.

      1.  Before a person may cast a provisional

ballot pursuant to NRS 293.3081, the person must

complete a written affirmation on a form provided by an election board officer,

as prescribed by the Secretary of State, at the polling place which includes:

      (a) The name of the person casting the

provisional ballot;

      (b) The reason for casting the provisional

ballot;

      (c) A statement in which the person casting the

provisional ballot affirms under penalty of perjury that he or she is a

registered voter in the jurisdiction and is eligible to vote in the election;

      (d) The date and type of election;

      (e) The signature of the person casting the

provisional ballot;

      (f) The signature of the election board officer;

      (g) A unique affirmation identification number

assigned to the person casting the provisional ballot;

      (h) If the person is casting the provisional

ballot pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 293.3081:

             (1) An indication by the person as to whether

or not he or she provided the required identification at the time the person

applied to register to vote;

             (2) The address of the person as listed on

the application to register to vote;

             (3) Information concerning the place,

manner and approximate date on which the person applied to register to vote;

             (4) Any other information that the person

believes may be useful in verifying that the person has registered to vote; and

             (5) A statement informing the voter that

if the voter does not provide identification at the time the voter casts the

provisional ballot, the required identification must be provided to the county

or city clerk not later than 5 p.m. on the Friday following election day and

that failure to do so will result in the provisional ballot not being counted;

      (i) If the person is casting the provisional

ballot pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 293.3081:

             (1) The address of the person as listed on

the application to register to vote;

             (2) The voter registration number, if any,

issued to the person; and

             (3) A statement informing the voter that

the required identification must be provided to the county or city clerk not

later than 5 p.m. on the Friday following election day and that failure to do

so will result in the provisional ballot not being counted; and

      (j) If the person is casting the provisional

ballot pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 293.3081,

the voter registration number, if any, issued to the person.

      2.  After a person completes a written

affirmation pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) The election board officer shall provide the

person with a receipt that includes the unique affirmation identification

number described in subsection 1 and that explains how the person may use the

free access system established pursuant to NRS

293.3086 to ascertain whether the person’s vote was counted, and, if the

vote was not counted, the reason why the vote was not counted;

      (b) The voter’s name and applicable information must

be entered into the roster in a manner which indicates that the voter cast a

provisional ballot; and

      (c) The election board officer shall issue a

provisional ballot to the person to vote only for candidates for federal

offices.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2170)

      NRS 293.3083  Casting of ballot by mail to vote for candidate for federal

office; treatment as provisional ballot under certain circumstances.  A person may cast a ballot by mail to vote for

a candidate for federal office, which must be treated as a provisional ballot

by the county or city clerk if the person:

      1.  Applies by mail or computer to register

to vote and has not previously voted in an election for federal office in this

State;

      2.  Fails to provide the identification

required pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS

293.2725 to the county or city clerk at the time that the person mails the

ballot; and

      3.  Completes the written affirmation set

forth in subsection 1 of NRS 293.3082.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2171; A 2011, 2088)

      NRS 293.3084  County and city clerks to establish certain procedures relating

to provisional ballots.  Each

county and city clerk shall establish procedures to:

      1.  Keep each provisional ballot cast

pursuant to NRS 293.3081 or 293.3083 separate from other ballots until it has

been determined whether or not the voter was registered and eligible to vote in

the election in that jurisdiction;

      2.  Keep each provisional ballot cast

pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 293.3081 separate

from all other provisional ballots; and

      3.  Inform a person whose name does not

appear on a voter registration list as an eligible voter for a polling place or

who an election official asserts is not eligible to vote at the polling place

of the ability of the person to cast a provisional ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2172)

      NRS 293.3085  Canvass and counting of provisional ballots.

      1.  Following each election, a canvass of

the provisional ballots cast in the election must be conducted pursuant to NRS 293.387 and, if appropriate, pursuant to NRS 293C.387.

      2.  The county and city clerk shall not:

      (a) Include any provisional ballot in the

unofficial results reported on election night; or

      (b) Open any envelope containing a provisional

ballot before 8 a.m. on the Wednesday following election day.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 4, a provisional ballot must be counted if:

      (a) The county or city clerk determines that the

person who cast the provisional ballot was registered to vote in the election,

eligible to vote in the election and issued the appropriate ballot for the

address at which the person resides;

      (b) A voter who failed to provide required

identification at the polling place or with his or her mailed ballot provides

the required identification to the county or city clerk not later than 5 p.m.

on the Friday following election day; or

      (c) A court order has not been issued by 5 p.m.

on the Friday following election day directing that provisional ballots cast

pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 293.3081 not be

counted, and the provisional ballot was cast pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 293.3081.

      4.  A provisional ballot must not be

counted if the county or city clerk determines that the person who cast the

provisional ballot cast the wrong ballot for the address at which the person

resides.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2172)

      NRS 293.3086  Free access system to provide information to voter casting

provisional ballot.

      1.  The Secretary of State shall establish

a free access system such as a toll-free telephone number or an Internet

website to inform a person who cast a provisional ballot whether the person’s

vote was counted and, if the vote was not counted, the reason why the vote was

not counted.

      2.  The free access system must ensure

secrecy of the ballot while protecting the confidentiality and integrity of

personal information contained therein.

      3.  Access to information concerning a

provisional ballot must be restricted to the person who cast the provisional

ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2172)

ABSENT BALLOT VOTING

      NRS 293.309  Absent ballots: Preparation; reasonable accommodations for use

by persons who are elderly or disabled; time for distribution; ineffectiveness

of legal actions to prevent issuance.

      1.  The county clerk of each county shall

prepare an absent ballot for the use of registered voters who have requested

absent ballots. The county clerk shall make reasonable accommodations for the

use of the absent ballot by a person who is elderly or disabled, including,

without limitation, by providing, upon request, the absent ballot in 12-point

type to a person who is elderly or disabled.

      2.  The ballot must be prepared and ready

for distribution to a registered voter who:

      (a) Resides within the State, not later than 20

days before the election in which it is to be used;

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph

(c), resides outside the State, not later than 40 days before a primary or

general election, if possible; or

      (c) Requested an absent ballot pursuant to the

provisions of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 42

U.S.C. §§ 1973ff et seq., not later than 45 days before the election.

      3.  Any legal action which would prevent

the ballot from being issued pursuant to subsection 2 is moot and of no effect.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 433; A 1975, 374; 1987, 341; 1991, 2220; 1995, 2624; 1997, 3455; 1999, 2156; 2001, 1434; 2011, 3070)

      NRS 293.3095  Distribution of forms to request absent ballots.

      1.  A person who, during the 6 months

immediately preceding an election, distributes to more than a total of 500

registered voters a form to request an absent ballot for the election shall:

      (a) Distribute the form prescribed by the

Secretary of State, which must, in 14-point type or larger:

             (1) Identify the person who is

distributing the form; and

             (2) Include a notice stating, “This is a

request for an absent ballot.”;

      (b) Not later than 14 days before distributing

such a form, provide to the county clerk of each county to which a form will be

distributed written notification of the approximate number of forms to be

distributed to voters in the county and of the first date on which the forms

will be distributed;

      (c) Not return or offer to return to a county

clerk a form that was mailed to a registered voter pursuant to this subsection;

and

      (d) Not mail such a form later than 21 days

before the election.

      2.  The provisions of this section do not

authorize a person to vote by absent ballot if the person is not otherwise

eligible to vote by absent ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2147; A 2001, 2025, 2949; 2003, 149, 152)

      NRS 293.310  Request and receipt of absent ballot allows voting only by

absent ballot; exception; county clerk to notify election board if absent

ballot issued.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.330 and chapter

293D of NRS, a registered voter who requests and receives an absent voter’s

ballot may vote only by absent ballot at the election for which the absent

ballot was issued.

      2.  If a registered voter has requested an

absent ballot and the ballot has been mailed or issued, the county clerk shall

notify the precinct or district election board that the registered voter has

requested an absent ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 256; A 1967, 849; 1977, 245; 1987, 342; 1993, 2184; 1995, 2625; 1997, 3455; 2011, 1923)

      NRS 293.313  Persons entitled to absent ballot; fraud or coercion in

obtaining ballot prohibited; penalty.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.272 and 293.502, a

registered voter who provides sufficient written notice to the county clerk may

vote an absent ballot as provided in this chapter.

      2.  A registered voter who:

      (a) Is at least 65 years of age; or

      (b) Has a physical disability or condition which

substantially impairs his or her ability to go to the polling place,

Ê may request

an absent ballot for all elections held during the year he or she requests an

absent ballot.

      3.  A county clerk shall consider a request

from a voter who has given sufficient written notice on a form provided by the

Federal Government as a request for an absent ballot for the primary and

general elections immediately following the date on which the county clerk

received the request.

      4.  It is unlawful for a person

fraudulently to request an absent ballot in the name of another person or to

induce or coerce another person fraudulently to request an absent ballot in the

name of another person. A person who violates this subsection is guilty of a

category E felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      5.  As used in this section, “sufficient

written notice” means a:

      (a) Written request for an absent ballot which is

signed by the registered voter and returned to the county clerk in person or by

mail or facsimile machine;

      (b) Form prescribed by the Secretary of State

which is completed and signed by the registered voter and returned to the

county clerk in person or by mail or facsimile machine; or

      (c) Form provided by the Federal Government.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 256; A 1971, 443; 1973, 894;

1975, 527; 1987,

342, 1370;

1991, 2220;

1993, 2184;

1995, 1265;

1997, 230, 3456; 2001, 2950; 2003, 1649, 2177; 2011, 3070)

      NRS 293.315  Limitation on time to apply for absent ballot; public inspection

authorized; issuance of absent ballot; immunity of county clerk.

      1.  A registered voter referred to in NRS 293.313 may, at any time before 5 p.m. on the

seventh calendar day preceding any election, make an application to that clerk

for an absent voter’s ballot. The application must be made available for public

inspection.

      2.  When the voter has identified himself

or herself to the satisfaction of the clerk, the voter is entitled to receive

the appropriate ballot or ballots, but only for his or her own use.

      3.  A county clerk who allows a person to

copy information from an application for an absent ballot is immune from any

civil or criminal liability for any damage caused by the distribution of that

information, unless the county clerk knowingly and willingly allows a person

who intends to use the information to further an unlawful act to copy such

information.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 256; A 1961, 289; 1967, 849; 1987, 342; 1989, 2166; 1993, 2185; 2001, 2950)

      NRS 293.316  Application for absent ballot because of illness, disability or

absence: Requirements; delivery of ballot; voting procedure.

      1.  Any registered voter who is unable to

go to the polls:

      (a) Because of an illness or disability resulting

in confinement in a hospital, sanatorium, dwelling or nursing home; or

      (b) Because the registered voter is suddenly

hospitalized, becomes seriously ill or is called away from home after the time

has elapsed for requesting an absent ballot as provided in NRS 293.315,

Ê may submit a

written request to the county clerk for an absent ballot. The request may be

submitted at any time before 5 p.m. on the day of the election.

      2.  If the county clerk determines that a

request submitted pursuant to subsection 1 includes the information required

pursuant to subsection 3, the county clerk shall, at the office of the county

clerk, deliver an absent ballot to the person designated in the request to

obtain the ballot for the registered voter.

      3.  A written request submitted pursuant to

subsection 1 must include:

      (a) The name, address and signature of the

registered voter requesting the absent ballot;

      (b) The name, address and signature of the person

designated by the registered voter to obtain, deliver and return the ballot for

the registered voter;

      (c) A brief statement of the illness or

disability of the registered voter or of facts sufficient to establish that the

registered voter was called away from home after the time had elapsed for

requesting an absent ballot;

      (d) If the voter is confined in a hospital,

sanatorium, dwelling or nursing home, a statement that he or she will be

confined therein on the day of the election; and

      (e) Unless the person designated pursuant to

paragraph (b) will mark and sign an absent ballot on behalf of the registered

voter pursuant to subsection 5, a statement signed under penalty of perjury

that only the registered voter will mark and sign the ballot.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 5, after marking the ballot, the voter must:

      (a) Place it in the identification envelope;

      (b) Affix his or her signature on the back of the

envelope; and

      (c) Return it to the office of the county clerk.

      5.  A person designated in a request

submitted pursuant to subsection 1 may, on behalf of and at the direction of

the registered voter, mark and sign the absent ballot. If the person marks and

signs the ballot, the person shall indicate next to his or her signature that

the ballot has been marked and signed on behalf of the registered voter.

      6.  A request for an absent ballot

submitted pursuant to this section must be made, and the ballot delivered to

the voter and returned to the county clerk, not later than the time the polls

close on election day.

      7.  The procedure authorized by this

section is subject to all other provisions of this chapter relating to voting

by absent ballot to the extent that those provisions are not inconsistent with

the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 852; A 1969, 455; 1971, 444; 1985, 1093; 1987, 342; 1991, 2221; 1997, 3456; 1999, 2156)

      NRS 293.3165  Application for absent ballot because of physical disability:

Requirements; voting procedure.

      1.  A registered voter who, because of a

physical disability, is unable to mark or sign a ballot or use a voting device

without assistance may submit a written statement to the appropriate county

clerk requesting that the registered voter receive an absent ballot for each

election conducted during the period specified in subsection 3.

      2.  A written statement submitted pursuant

to subsection 1 must:

      (a) Include a statement from a physician licensed

in this State certifying that the registered voter is a person with a physical

disability and, because of the physical disability, is unable to mark or sign a

ballot or use a voting device without assistance;

      (b) Designate the person who will assist the

registered voter in marking and signing the absent ballot on behalf of the

registered voter; and

      (c) Include the name, address and signature of

the person designated pursuant to paragraph (b).

      3.  Upon receipt of a written statement

submitted by a registered voter pursuant to subsection 1, the county clerk

shall, if the statement includes the information required pursuant to

subsection 2, issue an absent ballot to the registered voter for each election

that is conducted during the year immediately succeeding the date the written

statement is submitted to the county clerk.

      4.  To determine whether a registered voter

is entitled to receive an absent ballot pursuant to this section, the county

clerk may, every year after an absent ballot is issued to a registered voter

pursuant to subsection 3, require the registered voter to submit a statement

from a licensed physician as specified in paragraph (a) of subsection 2. If a

statement from a physician licensed in this State submitted pursuant to this

subsection indicates that the registered voter is no longer physically

disabled, the county clerk shall not issue an absent ballot to the registered

voter pursuant to this section.

      5.  A person designated pursuant to

paragraph (b) of subsection 2 may, on behalf of and at the direction of the

registered voter, mark and sign an absent ballot issued to the registered voter

pursuant to the provisions of this section. If the person marks and signs the

ballot, the person shall indicate next to his or her signature that the ballot

has been marked and signed on behalf of the registered voter.

      6.  The procedure authorized pursuant to

this section is subject to all other provisions of this chapter relating to

voting by absent ballot to the extent that those provisions are not

inconsistent with the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2146)

      NRS 293.317  Invalid absent ballots.  Absent

ballots, including special absent ballots, received by the county or city clerk

after the polls are closed on the day of election are invalid.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 256; A 1987, 343; 2001, 1951; 2009, 357)

      NRS 293.320  County clerk to determine if applicant for absent ballot is

registered voter.  The county clerk

shall determine before issuing an absent ballot that the person making

application is a registered voter in the proper county.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 256; A 1965, 669; 1987, 343; 1993, 2186; 1995, 2267; 1997, 3457; 2003, 2177; 2009, 357; 2011, 1923)

      NRS 293.323  Delivery of absent ballot and voting supplies; return of absent

ballot; recordation of certain information by county clerk; regulations.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2 and chapter 293D of NRS, if

the request for an absent ballot is made by mail or facsimile machine, the

county clerk shall, as soon as the official absent ballot for the precinct or

district in which the applicant resides has been printed, send to the voter by

first-class mail, or by any class of mail if the Official Election Mail logo or

an equivalent logo or mark created by the United States Postal Service is

properly placed on the official absent ballot:

      (a) An absent ballot;

      (b) A return envelope;

      (c) An envelope or similar device into which the

ballot is inserted to ensure its secrecy;

      (d) An identification envelope, if applicable;

and

      (e) Instructions.

      2.  If the county clerk fails to send an

absent ballot pursuant to subsection 1 to a voter who resides within the

continental United States, the county clerk may use a facsimile machine to send

an absent ballot and instructions to the voter. The voter may mail the absent

ballot to the county clerk or submit the absent ballot by facsimile machine.

      3.  The return envelope sent pursuant to

subsection 1 must include postage prepaid by first-class mail if the absent

voter is within the boundaries of the United States, its territories or

possessions or on a military base.

      4.  Nothing may be enclosed or sent with an

absent ballot except as required by subsection 1 or 2 and chapter 293D of NRS.

      5.  Before depositing a ballot in the mail

or sending a ballot by facsimile machine, the county clerk shall record the

date the ballot is issued, the name of the registered voter to whom it is

issued, the registered voter’s precinct or district, and political affiliation,

if any, the number of the ballot and any remarks the county clerk finds

appropriate.

      6.  The Secretary of State shall adopt

regulations to carry out the provisions of subsection 2.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 256; A 1961, 289; 1975, 1531; 1985, 1094; 1987, 343; 1997, 760, 3457; 2001, 2026; 2003, 149; 2007, 1155, 2590; 2009, 357; 2011, 1923)

      NRS 293.325  Duties of county clerk upon receipt of absent ballot from voter:

Deposit of voted ballot; delivery for counting.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2 and NRS 293D.200, when

an absent ballot is returned by a registered voter to the county clerk through

the mail, by facsimile machine or other approved electronic transmission or in

person, and record thereof is made in the absent ballot record book, the county

clerk shall neatly stack, unopened, the absent ballot with any other absent

ballot received that day in a container and deliver, or cause to be delivered,

that container to the precinct or district election board.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.200, if an absent ballot

central counting board has been appointed, when an absent ballot is returned by

a registered voter to the county clerk through the mail, by facsimile machine

or other approved electronic transmission or in person, the county clerk shall

check the signature on the return envelope, facsimile or other approved

electronic transmission against the original signature of the voter on the county

clerk’s register. If the county clerk determines that the absent voter is

entitled to cast a ballot, the county clerk shall deposit the ballot in the

proper ballot box or place the ballot, unopened, in a container that must be

securely locked or under the control of the county clerk at all times. At the

end of each day before election day, the county clerk may remove the ballots

from each ballot box, neatly stack the ballots in a container and seal the

container with a numbered seal. Not earlier than 4 working days before the

election, the county clerk shall deliver the ballots to the absent ballot

central counting board to be processed and prepared for counting pursuant to

the procedures established by the Secretary of State to ensure the confidentiality

of the prepared ballots until after the polls have closed pursuant to NRS 293.273 or 293.305.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 257; A 1961, 289; 1967, 849;

1975, 1531; 1985,

1094; 1987,

343; 1995,

2625; 1997,

3458; 2001,

2027; 2007,

1156, 2591;

2009, 358;

2013, 31)

      NRS 293.330  Procedure for voting after requesting absent ballot; unlawful

return of ballot; penalty.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2 of NRS 293.323 and chapter 293D of NRS, and any regulations

adopted pursuant thereto, when an absent voter receives an absent ballot, the

absent voter must mark and fold it in accordance with the instructions, deposit

it in the return envelope, seal the envelope, affix his or her signature on the

back of the envelope in the space provided therefor and mail the return

envelope.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, if an absent voter who has requested a ballot by mail applies to

vote the ballot in person at:

      (a) The office of the county clerk, the absent

voter must mark the ballot, seal it in the return envelope and affix his or her

signature in the same manner as provided in subsection 1, and deliver the

envelope to the clerk.

      (b) A polling place, including, without

limitation, a polling place for early voting, the absent voter must surrender

the absent ballot and provide satisfactory identification before being issued a

ballot to vote at the polling place. A person who receives a surrendered absent

ballot shall mark it “Cancelled.”

      3.  If an absent voter who has requested a

ballot by mail applies to vote in person at the office of the county clerk or a

polling place, including, without limitation, a polling place for early voting,

and the voter does not have the absent ballot to deliver or surrender, the

voter must be issued a ballot to vote if the voter:

      (a) Provides satisfactory identification;

      (b) Is a registered voter who is otherwise

entitled to vote; and

      (c) Signs an affirmation under penalty of perjury

on a form prepared by the Secretary of State declaring that the voter has not

voted during the election.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.316, it is unlawful for any person to return

an absent ballot other than the voter who requested the absent ballot or, at

the request of the voter, a member of the voter’s family. A person who returns

an absent ballot and who is a member of the family of the voter who requested

the absent ballot shall, under penalty of perjury, indicate on a form

prescribed by the county clerk that the person is a member of the family of the

voter who requested the absent ballot and that the voter requested that the

person return the absent ballot. A person who violates the provisions of this

subsection is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided

in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 257; A 1985, 1095; 1987, 344, 695; 1993, 2186; 1995, 1266; 1997, 231, 761, 773, 3458; 1999, 2157; 2001, 2027, 2951; 2003, 200, 210; 2007, 1157, 2592; 2011, 1924)

      NRS 293.333  Procedure for depositing absent ballot in ballot box.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.200, on the day of an election,

the precinct or district election boards receiving the absent voters’ ballots

from the county clerk shall, in the presence of a majority of the election

board officers, remove the ballots from the ballot box and the containers in

which the ballots were transported pursuant to NRS

293.325 and deposit the ballots in the regular ballot box in the following

manner:

      1.  The name of the voter, as shown on the

return envelope or facsimile, must be called and checked as if the voter were

voting in person;

      2.  The signature on the back of the return

envelope or on the facsimile must be compared with that on the original application

to register to vote;

      3.  If the board determines that the absent

voter is entitled to cast a ballot, the envelope must be opened, the numbers on

the ballot and envelope compared, the number strip or stub detached from the

ballot and, if the numbers are the same, the ballot deposited in the regular

ballot box; and

      4.  The election board officers shall mark

in the roster opposite the name of the voter the word “Voted.”

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 258; A 1987, 344, 695; 1995, 2267, 2625; 1997, 652, 3458; 2001, 2028; 2007, 1158, 2593; 2011, 3281;

2013, 32,

3813)

      NRS 293.335  Empty envelopes and rejected ballots to be returned to county

clerk.  When all absent ballots

delivered to precinct or district election boards have been voted or rejected,

except as otherwise provided in NRS

293D.200, the empty envelopes and the envelopes containing rejected ballots

must be returned to the county clerk. On all envelopes containing rejected

ballots the cause of rejection must be noted and the envelope signed by a

majority of the election board officers.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 258; A 1987, 345, 713, 740; 1997, 3459; 2013, 32)

      NRS 293.340  Duty of county clerk to provide ballot box for each ballot

listing if absent ballot central counting board appointed; deposit of voted

ballots.

      1.  In counties in which an absent ballot

central counting board is appointed the county clerk shall provide a ballot box

in the county clerk’s office for each different ballot listing in the county.

      2.  On each such box there must appear a

statement indicating the precincts and district for which such box has been

designated.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.200, each absent ballot voted

must be deposited in a ballot box according to the precinct or district of the

absent voter voting such ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 258; A 2013, 32)

VOTING IN MAILING PRECINCTS

      NRS 293.343  Eligibility of certain voters to vote by mail; effect of county

clerk designating precinct as mailing precinct; designation of polling place at

which voters entitled to vote in mailing precincts may vote in person.

      1.  A registered voter who resides in an

election precinct in which there were not more than 200 voters registered for

the last preceding general election, or in a precinct in which it appears to

the satisfaction of the county clerk and Secretary of State that there are not

more than 200 registered voters, may vote at any election regulated by this

chapter in the manner provided in NRS 293.345 to 293.355, inclusive.

      2.  Whenever the county clerk has

designated a precinct as a mailing precinct, registered voters residing in that

precinct may vote at any election regulated by this chapter in the manner

provided in NRS 293.345 to 293.355,

inclusive.

      3.  In a county whose population is 100,000

or more, whenever a registered voter is entitled to vote in a mailing precinct

or an absent ballot mailing precinct, the county clerk:

      (a) Shall designate at least one polling place in

the county as the polling place where such a voter may vote in person, pursuant

to paragraph (b) of subsection 2 of NRS 293.353 or

subsection 3 of NRS 293.353, on election day; and

      (b) May designate certain polling places for

early voting as the polling places where such a voter may vote in person,

pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 2 of NRS

293.353 or subsection 3 of NRS 293.353, during

the period for early voting, if it is impractical for the county clerk to

provide at each polling place for early voting a ballot in every form required

in the county.

      4.  In a county whose population is less

than 100,000, whenever a registered voter is entitled to vote in a mailing

precinct or an absent ballot mailing precinct, the county clerk:

      (a) May designate one or more polling places in

the county as the polling place where such a voter may vote in person, pursuant

to paragraph (b) of subsection 2 of NRS 293.353 or

subsection 3 of NRS 293.353, on election day; and

      (b) May designate certain polling places for

early voting as the polling places where such a voter may vote in person,

pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 2 of NRS

293.353 or subsection 3 of NRS 293.353, during

the period for early voting, if it is impractical for the county clerk to

provide at each polling place for early voting a ballot in every form required

in the county.

      5.  Polling places designated pursuant to

subsection 3 or 4 may include, without limitation, polling places located as

closely as practicable to the mailing precincts.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 258; A 1987, 345; 1997, 3459; 2007, 1261; 2011, 2089)

      NRS 293.345  Duty of county clerk to mail official mailing ballots to

registered voters; sample ballot for mailing precinct to include notice

concerning polling place where voters may vote in person if applicable.

      1.  Before 5 p.m. on the last business day

preceding the first day of the period for early voting for any primary election

or general election, the county clerk shall cause to be mailed to each

registered voter in each mailing precinct and in each absent ballot mailing

precinct an official mailing ballot, and accompanying supplies, as specified in

NRS 293.350.

      2.  If the county clerk has designated,

pursuant to subsection 3 or 4 of NRS 293.343, one

or more polling places where a voter may vote in person, the official ballot

and the sample ballot must include a notice in bold type informing the voter of

the location of the designated polling place or polling places on election day

and the polling places during the period for early voting where the voter may

vote in person pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 2 of NRS 293.353 or subsection 3 of NRS

293.353.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 258; A 1961, 290; 1983, 1119; 1987, 345; 1989, 1730; 1991, 2221; 1997, 3459; 2005, 1435; 2007, 1262)

      NRS 293.350  Enrollment of eligible voter’s name; procedure for mailing of

ballot and voting supplies by county clerk.

      1.  The county clerk shall:

      (a) Make certain of the names and addresses of

all voters registered to vote in mailing precincts and absent ballot mailing

precincts;

      (b) Enroll the name and address of each voter

found eligible to vote in those precincts in the mailing precinct record book;

      (c) Mark the number of the ballot on the return

envelope; and

      (d) Mail the ballot to the registered voter.

      2.  The ballot must be accompanied by:

      (a) A return envelope;

      (b) An envelope or similar device into which the

ballot is inserted to ensure its secrecy;

      (c) A sample ballot; and

      (d) Instructions regarding the manner of marking

and returning the ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 259; A 1961, 290; 1963, 1373;

1975, 1532; 1985,

1095; 1987,

345; 1997,

761, 3459;

2007, 1158,

2593)

      NRS 293.353  Marking and return of mailing ballot by voter; voting in person

after receipt of mailing ballot; penalty.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection

2 or 3, upon receipt of a mailing ballot from the county clerk, the registered

voter must, in accordance with the instructions, mark and fold the ballot,

deposit and seal the ballot in the return envelope, affix his or her signature

on the back of the envelope and mail the envelope to the county clerk.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, if a registered voter who has received a mailing ballot applies

to vote in person at:

      (a) The office of the county clerk, the

registered voter must mark the ballot, place and seal it in the return envelope

and affix his or her signature in the same manner as provided in subsection 1,

and deliver the envelope to the clerk.

      (b) One of the polling places on election day or

a polling place for early voting in the county designated pursuant to

subsection 3 or 4 of NRS 293.343, the registered

voter must surrender the mailing ballot and provide satisfactory identification

before being issued a ballot to vote at the polling place. A person who

receives a surrendered mailing ballot shall mark it “Cancelled.”

      3.  If a registered voter who has received

a mailing ballot wishes to vote in person at the office of the county clerk or

at one of the polling places on election day or a polling place for early

voting in the county designated pursuant to subsection 3 or 4 of NRS 293.343, and the voter does not have the mailing

ballot to deliver or surrender, the voter must be issued a ballot to vote if

the voter:

      (a) Provides satisfactory identification;

      (b) Is a registered voter who is otherwise

entitled to vote; and

      (c) Signs an affirmation under penalty of perjury

on a form prepared by the Secretary of State declaring that the voter has not

voted during the election.

      4.  It is unlawful for any person to return

a mailing ballot other than the registered voter to whom the ballot was sent

or, at the request of the voter, a member of the family of that voter. A person

who returns a mailing ballot and who is a member of the family of the voter who

received the mailing ballot shall, under penalty of perjury, indicate on a form

prescribed by the county clerk that the person is a member of the family of the

voter who received the mailing ballot and that the voter requested that he or

she return the mailing ballot. A person who violates the provisions of this

subsection is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided

in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 259; A 1963, 1374; 1975, 1533;

1985, 1095;

1987, 346; 1997, 3460; 2007, 1159, 1262, 2594)

      NRS 293.355  Duties of county clerk upon receipt of envelope which contains

mailing ballot.

      1.  Upon receipt of the return envelope

from a registered voter of a mailing precinct or absent ballot mailing

precinct, whether through the mail or in person at the office of the county

clerk pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 2 of NRS

293.353, the county clerk shall follow the same procedure as in the case of

absent ballots.

      2.  Ballots voted in person at a polling

place pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 2 of NRS

293.353 or subsection 3 of NRS 293.353, or at

the office of the county clerk pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 293.353, by registered voters of a mailing

precinct or absent ballot mailing precinct must be processed and reported by

the appointed election board or county clerk in the same manner as required by

law for absent ballots voted in person pursuant to NRS

293.330.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 259; A 1963, 1374; 1987, 346; 1997, 3460; 2007, 1263)

EARLY VOTING BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE

      NRS 293.356  Issuance of ballot; location at which ballot must be voted.  If a request is made to vote early by a

registered voter in person, the election board shall issue a ballot for early

voting to the voter. Such a ballot must be voted on the premises of a polling

place for early voting established pursuant to NRS

293.3564 or 293.3572.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2169; A 1995, 2626, 2777; 1997, 668, 671, 2778; 1999, 695; 2003, 1650; 2007, 1159, 2594)

      NRS 293.3561  County clerk to establish criteria for selection of permanent

and temporary polling places for early voting by personal appearance.

      1.  The permanent and temporary polling

places for early voting by personal appearance must satisfy the criteria to be

used to select permanent and temporary polling places for early voting by

personal appearance provided by the county clerk pursuant to subsection 2.

      2.  The county clerk shall:

      (a) Provide by rule or regulation for the

criteria to be used to select permanent and temporary polling places for early

voting by personal appearance; and

      (b) At a meeting of the board of county

commissioners, inform the board of the sites selected as permanent and

temporary polling places for early voting by personal appearance.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 2283)

      NRS 293.3564  Permanent polling places for early voting.

      1.  The county clerk may establish

permanent polling places for early voting by personal appearance in the county

at the locations selected pursuant to NRS 293.3561.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, any person entitled to vote early by personal appearance may do

so at any polling place for early voting.

      3.  If it is impractical for the county

clerk to provide at each polling place for early voting a ballot in every form

required in the county, the county clerk may:

      (a) Provide appropriate forms of ballots for all

offices within a township, city, town or county commissioner election district,

as determined by the county clerk; and

      (b) Limit voting at that polling place to

registered voters in that township, city, town or county commissioner election

district.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2169; A 1995, 2626, 2778; 1997, 668, 671, 2778; 1999, 695; 2005, 2287)

      NRS 293.3568  Period for early voting; hours for permanent polling places.

      1.  The period for early voting by personal

appearance begins the third Saturday preceding a primary or general election

and extends through the Friday before election day, Sundays and federal

holidays excepted.

      2.  The county clerk may:

      (a) Include any Sunday or federal holiday that

falls within the period for early voting by personal appearance.

      (b) Require a permanent polling place for early

voting to remain open until 8 p.m. on any Saturday that falls within the period

for early voting.

      3.  A permanent polling place for early

voting must remain open:

      (a) On Monday through Friday:

             (1) During the first week of early voting,

from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

             (2) During the second week of early

voting, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., or until 8 p.m. if the county clerk so

requires.

      (b) On any Saturday that falls within the period

for early voting, for at least 4 hours between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

      (c) If the county clerk includes a Sunday that

falls within the period for early voting pursuant to subsection 2, during such

hours as the county clerk may establish.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2169; A 1995, 2626, 2778; 1997, 668, 671, 2778; 1999, 695; 2007, 2594; 2011, 3281)

      NRS 293.3572  Temporary branch polling places: Authority of county clerk to

establish; hours during which voting may be conducted; legal rights and

remedies of property owners or lessors not affected by presence of polling

places.

      1.  In addition to permanent polling places

for early voting, the county clerk may establish temporary branch polling

places for early voting which may include, without limitation, the clerk’s

office pursuant to NRS 293.3561.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 3 of NRS 293.3568 do not apply to a temporary polling

place. Voting at a temporary branch polling place may be conducted on any one

or more days and during any hours within the period for early voting by personal

appearance, as determined by the county clerk.

      3.  The schedules for conducting voting are

not required to be uniform among the temporary branch polling places.

      4.  The legal rights and remedies which

inure to the owner or lessor of private property are not impaired or otherwise

affected by the leasing of the property for use as a temporary branch polling

place for early voting, except to the extent necessary to conduct early voting

at that location.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2169; A 1995, 2626, 2778; 1997, 668, 671, 2779; 1999, 695; 2003, 1650; 2005, 2288)

      NRS 293.3576  Schedule of locations and times for early voting.

      1.  The county clerk shall publish during

the week before the period for early voting and at least once each week during

the period for early voting in a newspaper of general circulation a schedule

stating:

      (a) The location of each permanent and temporary

polling place for early voting and the election precincts served by each

location.

      (b) The dates and hours that early voting will be

conducted at each location.

      2.  The county clerk shall post a copy of

the schedule on the bulletin board used for posting notice of meetings of the

board of county commissioners. The schedule must be posted continuously for a

period beginning not later than the fifth day before the first day of the

period for early voting by personal appearance and ending on the last day of

that period.

      3.  The county clerk shall make copies of

the schedule available to the public in reasonable quantities without charge

during the period of posting.

      4.  No additional polling places for early

voting may be established after the schedule is published pursuant to this

section.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2170; A 1997, 2779; 1999, 695)

      NRS 293.358  Appointment of deputy clerks.

      1.  The county clerk shall appoint for each

polling place for early voting a deputy clerk for early voting who must serve

as the election officer in charge of the polling place.

      2.  The county clerk may also appoint as

many additional deputy clerks as he or she deems necessary for the proper

conduct of the election.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2170; A 1997, 2779; 1999, 695)

      NRS 293.3583  Mechanical recording devices: Preparation before polls open each

day.  If ballots which are voted on

a mechanical recording device which directly records the votes electronically

are used during the period for early voting by personal appearance, the

election board shall, before the polls open on each day during that period:

      1.  Prepare each mechanical recording

device for voting.

      2.  Ensure that each mechanical recording

device will not register any ballots which were previously voted on the mechanical

recording device as having been voted on that day.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2773)

      NRS 293.3585  Procedure for voting.

      1.  Upon the appearance of a person to cast

a ballot for early voting, the deputy clerk for early voting shall:

      (a) Determine that the person is a registered

voter in the county;

      (b) Instruct the voter to sign the roster for

early voting; and

      (c) Verify the signature of the voter against

that contained on the original application to register to vote or a facsimile

thereof, the card issued to the voter at the time of registration or some other

piece of official identification.

      2.  The county clerk shall prescribe a

procedure, approved by the Secretary of State, to determine that the voter has

not already voted pursuant to this section.

      3.  The roster for early voting must

contain:

      (a) The voter’s name, the address where he or she

is registered to vote, his or her voter identification number and a place for

the voter’s signature;

      (b) The voter’s precinct or voting district

number; and

      (c) The date of voting early in person.

      4.  When a voter is entitled to cast a

ballot and has identified himself or herself to the satisfaction of the deputy

clerk for early voting, the voter is entitled to receive the appropriate ballot

or ballots, but only for his or her own use at the polling place for early

voting.

      5.  If the ballot is voted on a mechanical

recording device which directly records the votes electronically, the deputy

clerk for early voting shall:

      (a) Prepare the mechanical recording device for

the voter;

      (b) Ensure that the voter’s precinct or voting

district and the form of ballot are indicated on the voting receipt, if the

county clerk uses voting receipts; and

      (c) Allow the voter to cast a vote.

      6.  A voter applying to vote early by

personal appearance may be challenged pursuant to NRS

293.303.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2170; A 1995, 2267, 2627, 2779; 1997, 668, 671, 2780; 1999, 695; 2007, 1159, 2594)

      NRS 293.3594  Security precautions.

      1.  A plan for the security of ballots for

early voting must be submitted to the Secretary of State for approval no later

than 90 days before the election at which early voting is to be conducted.

      2.  At the close of early voting each day,

the deputy clerk for early voting shall secure each voting machine used for

early voting in a manner prescribed by the Secretary of State so that its

unauthorized operation is prevented.

      3.  All materials for early voting must be

delivered to the county clerk’s office at the close of voting on the last day

for voting at the polling place for early voting.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2171; A 1995, 2780; 1997, 2781; 1999, 695)

      NRS 293.3604  Mechanical recording devices: Duties of election board at close

of each voting day; duties of ballot board for early voting and county clerk at

close of last voting day.  If

ballots which are voted on a mechanical recording device which directly records

the votes electronically are used during the period for early voting by

personal appearance in an election other than a presidential preference primary

election:

      1.  At the close of each voting day, the

election board shall:

      (a) Prepare and sign a statement for the polling

place. The statement must include:

             (1) The title of the election;

             (2) The number of the precinct or voting

district;

             (3) The number which identifies the

mechanical recording device and the storage device required pursuant to NRS 293B.084;

             (4) The number of ballots voted on the

mechanical recording device for that day; and

             (5) The number of signatures in the roster

for early voting for that day.

      (b) Secure:

             (1) The ballots pursuant to the plan for

security required by NRS 293.3594; and

             (2) Each mechanical voting device in the

manner prescribed by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS

293.3594.

      2.  At the close of the last voting day,

the county clerk shall deliver to the ballot board for early voting:

      (a) The statements for all polling places for

early voting;

      (b) The voting rosters used for early voting;

      (c) The storage device required pursuant to NRS 293B.084 from each mechanical

recording device used during the period for early voting; and

      (d) Any other items as determined by the county

clerk.

      3.  Upon receipt of the items set forth in

subsection 2 at the close of the last voting day, the ballot board for early

voting shall:

      (a) Sort the items by precinct or voting

district;

      (b) Count the number of ballots voted by precinct

or voting district;

      (c) Account for all ballots on an official

statement of ballots; and

      (d) Place the items in the container provided to

transport those items to the central counting place and seal the container with

a numbered seal. The official statement of ballots must accompany the items to

the central counting place.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2773; A 1997, 2782; 1999, 695; 2007, 2595)

      NRS 293.3606  Returns; secrecy of ballots; disseminating information about

count of returns before polls close prohibited; penalty.

      1.  After 8 a.m. on election day, the

appropriate board shall count in public the returns for early voting.

      2.  The returns for early voting must not

be reported until after the polls have closed on election day.

      3.  The returns for early voting must be

reported separately from the regular votes of the precinct, unless reporting

the returns separately would violate the secrecy of the voter’s ballot.

      4.  The county clerk shall develop a

procedure to ensure that each ballot is kept secret.

      5.  Any person who disseminates to the

public information relating to the count of returns for early voting before the

polls close is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2172; A 1995, 2627, 2781; 1997, 668, 671, 2783; 1999, 695, 3553)

      NRS 293.3608  County clerk to ensure that mechanical recording devices used

for early voting provide record of number of votes; delivery of records and

other items to central counting place.  On

election day the county clerk shall:

      1.  Ensure that each mechanical recording

device used during the period for early voting provides a record of the total

number of votes recorded on the device for each candidate and for or against

each measure; and

      2.  Deliver to the central counting place:

      (a) The items sorted and counted pursuant to

subsection 3 of NRS 293.3604;

      (b) The records provided pursuant to subsection

1; and

      (c) The storage device required pursuant to NRS 293B.084 from each mechanical

recording device used during the period for early voting.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2774; A 1997, 2783; 1999, 605, 695; 2003, 1650)

      NRS 293.361  Electioneering prohibited near polling place; penalty.

      1.  During the time a polling place for

early voting is open for voting, a person may not electioneer for or against

any candidate, measure or political party in or within 100 feet from the

entrance to the voting area.

      2.  During the period of early voting, the

county clerk shall keep continuously posted:

      (a) At the entrance to the room or area, as

applicable, in which the polling place for early voting is located a sign on

which is printed in large letters “Polling Place for Early Voting”; and

      (b) At the outer limits of the area within which

electioneering is prohibited, a sign on which is printed in large letters

“Distance Marker: No electioneering between this point and the entrance to the

polling place.”

      3.  Ropes or other suitable objects may be

used at the polling place to ensure compliance with this section. Persons who

are not expressly permitted by law to be in a polling place must be excluded

from the polling place to the extent practicable.

      4.  Any person who willfully violates the

provisions of this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2172; A 1997, 80, 2783, 2792; 1999, 679, 695)

RETURNS AND CANVASS

      NRS 293.3625  Record made by county clerk of receipt at central counting place

of sealed container used to transport official ballots.  The county clerk shall make a record of the receipt

at the central counting place of each sealed container used to transport

official ballots pursuant to NRS 293.304, 293.325, 293B.330

and 293B.335. The record must include

the numbers indicated on the container and its seal pursuant to NRS 293.462.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2772; A 1997, 668, 3460; 2001, 2029; 2007, 2596)

      NRS 293.363  Preparation by counting board to count paper ballots.  When the polls are closed, the counting board

shall prepare to count the ballots voted. The counting procedure must be public

and continue without adjournment until completed. If the ballots are paper

ballots, the counting board shall prepare in the following manner:

      1.  The container that holds the ballots or

the ballot box must be opened and the ballots contained therein counted by the

counting board and opened far enough to ascertain whether each ballot is

single. If two or more ballots are found folded together to present the

appearance of a single ballot, they must be laid aside until the count of the

ballots is completed. If a majority of the inspectors are of the opinion that

the ballots folded together were voted by one person, the ballots must be

rejected and placed in an envelope, upon which must be written the reason for

their rejection. The envelope must be signed by the counting board officers and

placed in the container or ballot box after the count is completed.

      2.  If the ballots in the container or box

are found to exceed in number the number of names as are indicated on the

roster as having voted, the ballots must be replaced in the container or box,

and a counting board officer, with his or her back turned to the container or

box, shall draw out a number of ballots equal to the excess. The excess ballots

must be marked on the back thereof with the words “Excess ballots not counted.”

The ballots when so marked must be immediately sealed in an envelope and

returned to the county clerk with the other ballots rejected for any cause.

      3.  When it has been ascertained that the

number of ballots agrees with the number of names of registered voters shown to

have voted, the board shall proceed to count. If there is a discrepancy between

the number of ballots and the number of voters, a record of the discrepancy

must be made.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 259; A 1961, 290; 1985, 1596; 1987, 346; 1995, 2781; 1997, 3461; 2001, 2029; 2007, 1161, 2596)

      NRS 293.365  Accounting of all ballots required before count begun.  No counting board in any precinct or district

in which paper ballots are used may commence to count the votes until all

ballots used or unused are accounted for.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 260; A 1977, 245)

      NRS 293.367  Rejection of ballot; regulations for counting ballots.

      1.  The basic factor to be considered by an

election board when making a determination of whether a particular ballot must

be rejected is whether any identifying mark appears on the ballot which, in the

opinion of the election board, constitutes an identifying mark such that there

is a reasonable belief entertained in good faith that the ballot has been

tampered with and, as a result of the tampering, the outcome of the election

would be affected.

      2.  The regulations for counting ballots

must include provisions that:

      (a) An error in marking one or more votes on a

ballot does not invalidate any votes properly marked on that ballot.

      (b) A soiled or defaced ballot may not be

rejected if it appears that the soiling or defacing was inadvertent and was not

done purposely to identify the ballot.

      (c) Only devices provided for in this chapter or chapter 293B of NRS may be used in marking

ballots.

      (d) It is unlawful for any election board officer

to place any mark upon any ballot other than a spoiled ballot.

      (e) When an election board officer rejects a

ballot for any alleged defect or illegality, the officer shall seal the ballot

in an envelope and write upon the envelope a statement that it was rejected and

the reason for rejecting it. Each election board officer shall sign the

envelope.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 260; A 1961, 291; 1967, 849;

1975, 939; 1979,

266; 1985,

1096; 1987,

347; 1995,

2782; 1997,

3461; 2001,

2030; 2007,

1161, 2597)

      NRS 293.3673  Errors in information on certain form not grounds for rejection

of absent ballot.  An error in the

information included in a form to request an absent ballot does not constitute

grounds for rejecting an absent ballot cast by the voter.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2025)

      NRS 293.3677  Standards for counting votes; regulations.

      1.  When counting a vote in an election, if

more choices than permitted by the instructions for a ballot are marked for any

office or question, the vote for that office or question may not be counted.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 1, in an election in which a mechanical voting system is used

whereby a vote is cast by darkening a designated space on the ballot:

      (a) A vote must be counted if the designated

space is darkened or there is a writing in the designated space, including,

without limitation, a cross or check; and

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph

(a), a writing or other mark on the ballot, including, without limitation, a

cross, check, tear or scratch may not be counted as a vote.

      3.  The Secretary of State:

      (a) May adopt regulations establishing additional

uniform, statewide standards, not inconsistent with this section, for counting

a vote cast by a method of voting described in subsection 2; and

      (b) Shall adopt regulations establishing uniform,

statewide standards for counting a vote cast by each method of voting used in

this State that is not described in subsection 2, including, without

limitation, a vote cast on a mechanical recording device which directly records

the votes electronically.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2024; A 2007, 1162, 2597)

      NRS 293.368  Counting of votes cast for deceased candidate.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 4 of NRS 293.165, if a candidate on the

ballot at a primary election dies after 5 p.m. of the second Tuesday in April,

the deceased candidate’s name must remain on the ballot and the votes cast for

the deceased candidate must be counted in determining the nomination for the

office for which the decedent was a candidate.

      2.  If the deceased candidate on the ballot

at the primary election receives the number of votes required to receive the

nomination to the office for which he or she was a candidate, except as

otherwise provided in subsection 2 of NRS 293.165,

the deceased candidate shall be deemed nominated and the vacancy in the

nomination must be filled as provided in NRS 293.165

or 293.166. If the deceased person was a candidate

for a nonpartisan office, the nomination must be filled pursuant to subsection

2 of NRS 293.165.

      3.  Whenever a candidate whose name appears

upon the ballot at a general election dies after 5 p.m. on the fourth Friday in

June of the year in which the general election is held, the votes cast for the

deceased candidate must be counted in determining the results of the election

for the office for which the decedent was a candidate.

      4.  If the deceased candidate on the ballot

at the general election receives the majority of the votes cast for the office,

the deceased candidate shall be deemed elected and the office to which he or

she was elected shall be deemed vacant at the beginning of the term for which

he or she was elected. The vacancy thus created must be filled in the same

manner as if the candidate had died after taking office for that term.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 1382; A 1971, 445; 1987, 347; 1997, 3462; 2003, 1705; 2005, 1435; 2009, 1269;

2011, 3281;

2013, 2376)

      NRS 293.370  Procedure for completion of tally lists.

      1.  When all the votes have been counted,

the counting board officers shall enter on the tally lists by the name of each

candidate the number of votes the candidate received. The vote for and against

any question submitted to the electors must be entered in the same manner.

      2.  The tally lists must show the number of

votes, other than absentee votes and votes in a mailing precinct, which each

candidate received in each precinct at:

      (a) A primary election held in an even-numbered

year; or

      (b) A general election.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 260; A 1979, 1304; 1995, 2627; 1997, 1608; 2007, 2598; 2011, 3071)

      NRS 293.373  Duties of officers of counting board after ballots counted if

paper ballots used.  If paper

ballots are used:

      1.  After the ballots have been counted,

the voted ballots, rejected ballots, tally lists for regular ballots, tally

list for rejected ballots, challenge list, stubs of used ballots, spoiled ballots

and unused ballots must be sealed under cover by the counting board officers

and addressed to the county clerk.

      2.  The other rosters and tally lists and

the election board register must be returned to the county clerk.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 261; A 1961, 292; 1987, 348; 1989, 1788; 1995, 2782; 1997, 3462; 2001, 2951; 2007, 1163, 2598)

      NRS 293.383  Posting of copies of result of votes cast.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section, each counting board, before it adjourns, shall post a copy of the

voting results in a conspicuous place on the outside of the place where the

votes were counted.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, when votes are cast on ballots which are mechanically or electronically

tabulated in accordance with the provisions of chapter

293B of NRS, the county clerk shall, as soon as possible, post copies of

the tabulated voting results in a conspicuous place on the outside of the

counting facility or courthouse.

      3.  The Secretary of State shall notify

each county clerk as soon as is reasonably practicable when every polling place

is closed and all votes have been cast. A county clerk shall not post copies of

the tabulated voting results for a statewide or multicounty race or ballot

question until the county clerk has received notification from the Secretary of

State that all polling places are closed and all votes have been cast.

      4.  Each copy of the voting results posted

in accordance with subsections 1, 2 and 3 must set forth the accumulative total

of all the votes cast within the county or other political subdivision

conducting the election and must be signed by the members of the counting board

or the computer program and processing accuracy board.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 261; A 1969, 167; 1975, 1533; 1985, 1096; 1987, 348; 1997, 3463; 2011, 3282)

      NRS 293.384  Initial withdrawal of absent ballots from ballot boxes;

verification of proper number of absent ballots; procedure for counting.

      1.  Not earlier than 4 working days before

the election, the counting board, if it is responsible for counting absent

ballots, or the absent ballot central counting board shall withdraw all the

ballots from each ballot box or container that holds absent ballots received

before that day and ascertain that each box or container has the required

number of ballots according to the county clerk’s absent voters’ record.

      2.  The counting board or absent ballot

central counting board shall count the number of ballots in the same manner as

election boards.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1594; A 1987, 348; 1997, 3463; 2001, 2030; 2007, 2598)

      NRS 293.385  Withdrawal of absent ballots from ballot boxes after initial

withdrawal; verification of proper number and counting of absent ballots;

reporting results of count; disseminating information about count before polls

close prohibited; penalty.

      1.  Each day after the initial withdrawal

of the ballots pursuant to NRS 293.384 and before

the day of the election, the counting board, if it is responsible for counting

absent ballots, or the absent ballot central counting board shall withdraw from

the appropriate ballot boxes or containers all the ballots received the

previous day and ascertain that each box or container has the required number

of ballots according to the county clerk’s absent voters’ ballot record.

      2.  If any absent ballots are received by

the county clerk on election day pursuant to NRS

293.316, the county clerk shall deposit the absent ballots in the

appropriate ballot boxes or containers.

      3.  Not earlier than 4 working days before

the election, the appropriate board shall, in public, count the votes cast on

the absent ballots.

      4.  If paper ballots are used, the results

of the absent ballot vote in each precinct must be certified and submitted to

the county clerk who shall have the results added to the regular votes of the

precinct. The returns of absent ballots must be reported separately from the

regular votes of the precinct, unless reporting the returns separately would

violate the secrecy of a voter’s ballot. The county clerks shall develop a

procedure to ensure that each ballot is kept secret.

      5.  Any person who disseminates to the

public in any way information pertaining to the count of absent ballots before

the polls close is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 263; A 1969, 820; 1971, 445;

1973, 244; 1985,

1596; 1987,

349; 1989,

1665; 1991,

2221; 1993,

2187; 1997,

3463; 2001,

2031; 2007,

1163, 2599)

      NRS 293.387  Canvass of returns; abstract of votes.

      1.  As soon as the returns from all the

precincts and districts in any county have been received by the board of county

commissioners, the board shall meet and canvass the returns. The canvass must

be completed on or before the sixth working day following the election.

      2.  In making its canvass, the board shall:

      (a) Note separately any clerical errors

discovered; and

      (b) Take account of the changes resulting from

the discovery, so that the result declared represents the true vote cast.

      3.  The county clerk shall, as soon as the

result is declared, enter upon the records of the board an abstract of the

result, which must contain the number of votes cast for each candidate. The

board, after making the abstract, shall cause the county clerk to certify the

abstract and, by an order made and entered in the minutes of its proceedings,

to make:

      (a) A copy of the certified abstract; and

      (b) A mechanized report of the abstract in

compliance with regulations adopted by the Secretary of State,

Ê and transmit

them to the Secretary of State not more than 7 working days after the election.

      4.  The Secretary of State shall,

immediately after any primary election, compile the returns for all candidates

voted for in more than one county. The Secretary of State shall make out and

file in his or her office an abstract thereof, and shall certify to the county

clerk of each county the name of each person nominated, and the name of the

office for which the person is nominated.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 261; A 1961, 292; 1963, 1374;

1967, 861; 1969, 786; 1971, 445, 1487; 1977, 245; 1987, 349, 1370; 1989, 1665; 1991, 1106; 1997, 3464; 1999, 3553; 2007, 621)

      NRS 293.388  Abstract of votes: Transmission to public libraries or posting

upon website.  The Secretary of

State, a board of county commissioners, a county clerk and any other person who

prepares an abstract of votes pursuant to this chapter shall:

      1.  Transmit on paper or by electronic

means to each public library in the jurisdiction of that person or entity; or

      2.  Post on a website maintained by that

person or entity on the Internet or its successor, if any,

Ê a copy of

each abstract that the person or entity prepares within 30 days after the

abstract is prepared.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2256)

      NRS 293.389  Inclusion of inactive voters in reports of votes prohibited.  The Secretary of State, a board of county

commissioners, a county clerk and any other person who prepares an abstract of

votes or other report of votes pursuant to this chapter shall not include in

that abstract or report a person designated as an inactive voter pursuant to

subsection 7 of NRS 293.530 when determining the

percentage of voters who have voted or the total number of voters.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1389)

      NRS 293.391  Disposition and inspection of ballots, lists, records and stubs

of voted ballots after canvass by county commissioners.

      1.  The voted ballots, rejected ballots,

spoiled ballots, challenge lists, records printed on paper of voted ballots

collected pursuant to NRS 293B.400,

and stubs of the ballots used, enclosed and sealed, must, after canvass of the

votes by the board of county commissioners, be deposited in the vaults of the

county clerk. The records of voted ballots that are maintained in electronic

form must, after canvass of the votes by the board of county commissioners, be

sealed and deposited in the vaults of the county clerk. The tally lists

collected pursuant to NRS 293B.400

must, after canvass of the votes by the board of county commissioners, be

deposited in the vaults of the county clerk without being sealed. All materials

described by this subsection must be preserved for at least 22 months, and all

such sealed materials must be destroyed immediately after the preservation

period. A notice of the destruction must be published by the clerk in at least

one newspaper of general circulation in the county not less than 2 weeks before

the destruction.

      2.  Unused ballots, enclosed and sealed,

must, after canvass of the votes by the board of county commissioners, be

deposited in the vaults of the county clerk and preserved for at least the

period during which the election may be contested and adjudicated, after which

the unused ballots may be destroyed.

      3.  The rosters containing the signatures

of those persons who voted in the election and the tally lists deposited with

the board of county commissioners are subject to the inspection of any elector

who may wish to examine them at any time after their deposit with the county

clerk.

      4.  A contestant of an election may inspect

all of the material regarding that election which is preserved pursuant to

subsection 1 or 2, except the voted ballots.

      5.  The voted ballots deposited with the

county clerk are not subject to the inspection of anyone, except in cases of a

contested election, and then only by the judge, body or board before whom the

election is being contested, or by the parties to the contest, jointly,

pursuant to an order of such judge, body or board.

      (Added to NRS by 1961, 297; A 1963, 1375; 1975, 940; 1981, 1740; 1989, 1788; 1993, 2187; 1995, 2783; 1999, 2159; 2001, 2952; 2003, 1651; 2007, 2599)

      NRS 293.393  Preparation of abstracts of votes cast at general election or

other statewide election; certificates of election.

      1.  On or before the sixth working day

after any general election or any other election at which votes are cast for

any United States Senator, Representative in Congress, member of the

Legislature or any state officer who is elected statewide, the board of county

commissioners shall open the returns of votes cast and make abstracts of the

votes.

      2.  Abstracts of votes must be prepared in

the manner prescribed by the Secretary of State by regulation.

      3.  The county clerk shall make out a

certificate of election to each of the persons having the highest number of

votes for the district, county and township offices.

      4.  Each certificate must be delivered to

the person elected upon application at the office of the county clerk.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 262; A 1961, 292; 1963, 1375;

1965 Special Session, 4; 1971, 1415; 1987, 350; 1989, 1666; 1997, 3464; 2007, 621)

      NRS 293.395  Transmission of copy of certified abstract of votes and

mechanized report to Secretary of State; canvass of vote by justices of Supreme

Court; Governor to grant certificates of election and issue proclamations.

      1.  The board of county commissioners,

after making the abstract of votes as provided in NRS

293.393, shall cause the county clerk to certify the abstract and, by an

order made and entered in the minutes of its proceedings, to make:

      (a) A copy of the certified abstract; and

      (b) A mechanized report of that abstract in

compliance with regulations adopted by the Secretary of State,

Ê and

forthwith transmit them to the Secretary of State.

      2.  On the fourth Tuesday of November after

each general election, the justices of the Supreme Court, or a majority

thereof, shall meet with the Secretary of State, and shall open and canvass the

vote for the number of presidential electors to which this State may be

entitled, United States Senator, Representative in Congress, members of the

Legislature, state officers who are elected statewide or by district, district

judges, or district officers whose districts include area in more than one

county and for and against any question submitted.

      3.  The Governor shall issue certificates

of election to and commission the persons having the highest number of votes

and shall issue proclamations declaring the election of those persons.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 262; A 1965 Special Session,

4; 1969, 65; 1971, 1415; 1987, 1371; 1989, 1666; 1991, 1106; 1997, 3465; 2003, 1706)

      NRS 293.397  Prohibitions against withholding certificate of election or

commission.  A certificate of

election or commission must not be withheld from the person having the highest

number of votes for the office because of any contest of election filed in the

election or any defect or informality in the returns of any election, if it can

be ascertained with reasonable certainty from the returns what office is

intended and who is entitled to the certificate or commission.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 262; A 1961, 293; 1971, 450; 1995, 1660)

TIES, RECOUNTS AND CONTESTS

      NRS 293.400  Determination of winner if tie vote; recounts.

      1.  If, after the completion of the canvass

of the returns of any election, two or more persons receive an equal number of

votes, which is sufficient for the election of one or more but fewer than all

of them to the office, the person or persons elected must be determined as

follows:

      (a) In a general election for a United States

Senator, Representative in Congress, state officer who is elected statewide or

by district, district judge, or district officer whose district includes area

in more than one county, the Legislature shall, by joint vote of both houses,

elect one of those persons to fill the office.

      (b) In a primary election for a United States

Senator, Representative in Congress, state officer who is elected statewide or

by district, district judge, or district officer whose district includes area

in more than one county, the Secretary of State shall summon the candidates who

have received the tie votes to appear before the Secretary of State at a time

and place designated by the Secretary of State and the Secretary of State shall

determine the tie by lot. If the tie vote is for the office of Secretary of

State, the Governor shall perform these duties.

      (c) For any office of a county, township,

incorporated city, city organized under a special charter where the charter is

silent as to determination of a tie vote, or district which is wholly located

within one county, the county clerk shall summon the candidates who have

received the tie votes to appear before the county clerk at a time and place designated

by the county clerk and determine the tie by lot. If the tie vote is for the

office of county clerk, the board of county commissioners shall perform these

duties.

      2.  The summons mentioned in this section

must be mailed to the address of the candidate as it appears upon the

candidate’s declaration of candidacy at least 5 days before the day fixed for

the determination of the tie vote and must contain the time and place where the

determination will take place.

      3.  The right to a recount extends to all

candidates in case of a tie.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 263; A 1965, 614; 1981, 1740; 1987, 1371; 1995, 2628)

      NRS 293.403  Recount of vote: Demand; advance deposit of costs.

      1.  A candidate defeated at any election

may demand and receive a recount of the vote for the office for which he or she

is a candidate to determine the number of votes received for the candidate and

the number of votes received for the person who won the election if within 3

working days after the canvass of the vote and the certification by the county

clerk or city clerk of the abstract of votes the candidate who demands the

recount:

      (a) Files in writing a demand with the officer

with whom the candidate filed his or her declaration of candidacy or acceptance

of candidacy; and

      (b) Deposits in advance the estimated costs of

the recount with that officer.

      2.  Any voter at an election may demand and

receive a recount of the vote for a ballot question if within 3 working days

after the canvass of the vote and the certification by the county clerk or city

clerk of the abstract of votes, the voter:

      (a) Files in writing a demand with:

             (1) The Secretary of State, if the demand

is for a recount of a ballot question affecting more than one county; or

             (2) The county or city clerk who will

conduct the recount, if the demand is for a recount of a ballot question

affecting only one county or city; and

      (b) Deposits in advance the estimated costs of

the recount with the person to whom the demand was made.

      3.  The estimated costs of the recount must

be determined by the person with whom the advance is deposited based on

regulations adopted by the Secretary of State defining the term “costs.”

      4.  As used in this section, “canvass”

means:

      (a) In any primary election, the canvass by the

board of county commissioners of the returns for a candidate or ballot question

voted for in one county or the canvass by the board of county commissioners

last completing its canvass of the returns for a candidate or ballot question

voted for in more than one county.

      (b) In any primary city election, the canvass by

the city council of the returns for a candidate or ballot question voted for in

the city.

      (c) In any general election:

             (1) The canvass by the Supreme Court of

the returns for a candidate for a statewide office or a statewide ballot

question; or

             (2) The canvass of the board of county

commissioners of the returns for any other candidate or ballot question, as

provided in paragraph (a).

      (d) In any general city election, the canvass by

the city council of the returns for a candidate or ballot question voted for in

the city.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 263; A 1965, 1255; 1975, 940; 1977, 237; 1981, 1700; 1983, 1288; 1987, 350; 1989, 1591, 2167; 1991, 1107; 1995, 2628; 1997, 3465; 2001, 2031)

      NRS 293.404  Employment and duties of recount board; persons present; count

of ballots; recounts affecting more than one county; regulations.

      1.  Where a recount is demanded pursuant to

the provisions of NRS 293.403, the:

      (a) County clerk of each county affected by the

recount shall employ a recount board to conduct the recount in the county, and

shall act as chair of the recount board unless the recount is for the office of

county clerk, in which case the registrar of voters of the county, if a

registrar of voters has been appointed for the county, shall act as chair of

the recount board. If a registrar of voters has not been appointed for the

county, the chair of the board of county commissioners, if the chair is not a

candidate on the ballot, shall act as chair of the recount board. If the

recount is for the office of county clerk, a registrar of voters has not been

appointed for the county and the chair of the board of county commissioners is

a candidate on the ballot, the chair of the board of county commissioners shall

appoint another member of the board of county commissioners who is not a

candidate on the ballot to act as chair of the recount board. A member of the

board of county commissioners who is a candidate on the ballot may not serve as

a member of the recount board.

      (b) City clerk shall employ a recount board to

conduct the recount in the city, and shall act as chair of the recount board

unless the recount is for the office of city clerk, in which case the mayor of

the city, if the mayor is not a candidate on the ballot, shall act as chair of

the recount board. If the recount is for the office of city clerk and the mayor

of the city is a candidate on the ballot, the mayor of the city shall appoint

another member of the city council who is not a candidate on the ballot to act

as chair of the recount board. A member of the city council who is a candidate

on the ballot may not serve as a member of the recount board.

      2.  Each candidate for the office affected

by the recount and the voter who demanded the recount, if any, may be present

in person or by an authorized representative, but may not be a member of the

recount board.

      3.  Except in counties or cities using a

mechanical voting system, the recount must include a count and inspection of

all ballots, including rejected ballots, and must determine whether those

ballots are marked as required by law.

      4.  If a recount is demanded in a county or

city using a mechanical voting system, the person who demanded the recount

shall select the ballots for the office or ballot question affected from 5

percent of the total number of precincts for that particular office or ballot

question, but in no case fewer than three precincts, after notification to each

candidate for the office or the candidate’s authorized representative.

      5.  The recount board shall examine the

selected ballots, including any duplicate or rejected ballots, shall determine

whether the ballots have been voted in accordance with this title and shall

recount the valid ballots in the same manner in which the ballots were

originally tabulated. If the recount of the selected ballots for all 5 percent

of the precincts selected shows a total combined discrepancy of all precincts

selected equal to or greater than 1 percent or five votes, whichever is

greater, for the candidate demanding the recount or the candidate who won the

election according to the original canvass of the returns, or in favor of or

against a ballot question, according to the original canvass of the returns, the

county or city clerk, as applicable, shall determine whether the person who

demanded the recount is entitled to a recount and, if so, shall order a recount

of all the ballots for that office or ballot question.

      6.  The county or city clerk shall unseal

and give to the recount board all ballots to be counted.

      7.  In the case of a demand for a recount

affecting more than one county, including, without limitation, a statewide

office or a ballot question, the demand must be made to the Secretary of State.

The person who demanded the recount shall select the ballots for the statewide

office or ballot question affected from 5 percent of the total number of

precincts for that particular office or ballot question after notification to

each candidate for the office or the candidate’s representative. The Secretary

of State shall notify the county clerks of the 5 percent of statewide precincts

selected by the person who demanded the recount to examine the ballots in

accordance with the provisions of this section and to notify the Secretary of

State of the results of the recount in their respective precincts. If the

separate examinations, when combined, show a total discrepancy equal to or

greater than 1 percent for the candidate demanding the recount or the candidate

who won the election, according to the original canvass of the returns, or in

favor of or against a ballot question, according to the original canvass of the

returns, the Secretary of State shall determine whether the person who demanded

the recount is entitled to a recount and, if so, shall order the county or city

clerk, as applicable, to recount all the ballots for that office or ballot

question.

      8.  The Secretary of State may adopt

regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 1382; A 1975, 941; 1979, 267; 1985, 1097; 1987, 351; 1989, 1592; 1995, 2629; 1999, 2160; 2001, 2032; 2003, 1651; 2011, 3282)

      NRS 293.405  Costs of recount; commencement and completion of recount;

limitation on additional recount.

      1.  If the person who demanded the recount

does not prevail, and it is found that the sum deposited was less than the cost

of the recount, the person shall, upon demand, pay the deficiency to the county

clerk, city clerk or Secretary of State, as the case may be. If the sum

deposited is in excess of the cost, the excess must be refunded to the person.

      2.  If the person who demanded the recount

prevails, the sum deposited with the Secretary of State, county clerk or city

clerk must be refunded to the person and the cost of the recount must be paid

as follows:

      (a) If the recount concerns an office or ballot

question for which voting is not statewide, the cost must be borne by the

county or city which conducted the recount.

      (b) If the recount concerns an office or ballot

question for which voting is statewide, the clerk of each county shall submit a

statement of its costs in the recount to the Secretary of State for review and

approval. The Secretary of State shall submit the statements to the State Board

of Examiners, which shall repay the allowable costs from the Reserve for

Statutory Contingency Account to the respective counties.

      3.  Each recount must be commenced within 5

days after demand, and must be completed within 5 days after it is begun.

      4.  After the recount of a precinct is

completed, that precinct must not be subject to another recount for the same

office or ballot question at the same election.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 263; A 1965, 1255; 1977, 237; 1981, 1700; 1987, 351; 1989, 1592; 1991, 1761; 2003, 1706)

      NRS 293.407  Filing of written statement of contest with clerk of district

court; verification.

      1.  A candidate at any election, or any

registered voter of the appropriate political subdivision, may contest the

election of any candidate, except for the office of United States Senator or

Representative in Congress.

      2.  Except where the contest involves the

general election for the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Assemblyman,

Assemblywoman, State Senator, justice of the Supreme Court or judge of the

Court of Appeals, a candidate or voter who wishes to contest an election,

including election to the office of presidential elector, must, within the time

prescribed in NRS 293.413, file with the clerk of

the district court a written statement of contest, setting forth:

      (a) The name of the contestant and that the

contestant is a registered voter of the political subdivision in which the

election to be contested or part of it was held;

      (b) The name of the defendant;

      (c) The office to which the defendant was

declared elected;

      (d) The particular grounds of contest and the

section of Nevada Revised Statutes pursuant to which the statement is filed;

and

      (e) The date of the declaration of the result of

the election and the body or board which canvassed the returns thereof.

      3.  The contestant shall verify the statement

of contest in the manner provided for the verification of pleadings in civil

actions.

      4.  All material regarding a contest filed

by a contestant with the clerk of the district court must be filed in

triplicate.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 263; A 1965, 1230; 1981, 1741; 2013, 1778)

      NRS 293.410  Dismissal of statement of contest; grounds for contest.

      1.  A statement of contest shall not be

dismissed by any court for want of form if the grounds of contest are alleged

with sufficient certainty to inform the defendant of the charges the defendant

is required to meet.

      2.  An election may be contested upon any

of the following grounds:

      (a) That the election board or any member thereof

was guilty of malfeasance.

      (b) That a person who has been declared elected

to an office was not at the time of election eligible to that office.

      (c) That illegal votes were cast and counted for

the defendant, which, if taken from the defendant, will reduce the number of

the defendant’s legal votes below the number necessary to elect the defendant.

      (d) That the election board, in conducting the

election or in canvassing the returns, made errors sufficient to change the

result of the election as to any person who has been declared elected.

      (e) That the defendant has given, or offered to

give, to any person a bribe for the purpose of procuring his or her election.

      (f) That there was a possible malfunction of any

voting or counting device.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 264; A 1961, 293; 1971, 446; 1977, 246)

      NRS 293.413  Time for filing statement of contest; precedence of election

contest; referral to special master.

      1.  The statement of contest provided for

in NRS 293.407 shall be filed with the clerk of the

district court no later than 5 days after a recount is completed, and no later

than 14 days after the election if no recount is demanded. The parties to a

contest shall be denominated contestant and defendant.

      2.  The court shall set the matter for

hearing not less than 5 days nor more than 10 days after the filing of the

statement of contest. Election contests shall take precedence over all regular

business of the court in order that results of elections shall be determined as

soon as practicable.

      3.  The court may refer the contest to a

special master in the manner provided by the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure,

and such special master shall have all powers necessary for a proper

determination of the contest.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 264; A 1967, 850)

      NRS 293.415  Depositions in election contests; trial and submission of

matter.  Any party to a contest may

take the deposition of any witness. The matter shall be tried and submitted so

far as may be possible upon depositions and written or oral argument as the

court may order.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 264)

      NRS 293.417  Judgment of court in election contest.

      1.  If, in any contest, the court finds

from the evidence that a person other than the defendant received the greatest

number of legal votes, the court, as a part of the judgment, shall declare that

person elected or nominated.

      2.  The person declared nominated or

elected by the court is entitled to a certificate of nomination or election. If

a certificate has not been issued to that person, the county clerk, city clerk

or Secretary of State shall execute and deliver to the person a certificate of

election or a certificate of nomination.

      3.  If a certificate of election or

nomination to the same office has been issued to any person other than the one

declared elected by the court, that certificate must be annulled by the

judgment of the court.

      4.  Whenever an election is annulled or set

aside by the court, and the court does not declare some candidate elected, the

certificate of election or the commission, if any has been issued, is void and

the office is vacant.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 264; A 1987, 352)

      NRS 293.420  Court costs.

      1.  If a contest proceeding is dismissed

for insufficiency of the statement of contest or for want of prosecution, or if

the district court confirms the election, judgment shall be rendered for costs

in favor of the defendant and against the contestant.

      2.  If an election is annulled or set aside

for errors or malfeasance of any election official in the conduct of the

election or in canvassing the returns, the costs shall be a charge against the

state or political subdivision in which the election was held.

      3.  When an election is annulled or set

aside on any other ground, judgment for costs shall be given in favor of the

contestant and against the defendant.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 265; A 1967, 850)

      NRS 293.423  Recount of ballots at hearing of contest.  At the hearing of any contest, the ballots may

be opened and a recount made, in the presence of the parties or their

representatives, of the votes cast for the various candidates for the contested

office.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 265)

      NRS 293.425  Contest of general election for office of State Legislator:

Statement of contest and other documents and materials to be filed with

Secretary of State; ability of contestant to amend statement of contest; list

of witnesses; depositions, investigation and presentation of evidence.

      1.  If the contest is of the general

election for the office of Assemblyman, Assemblywoman or Senator, a statement

of contest, prepared as provided in NRS 293.407,

and all depositions, ballots and other documents relating to the contest must

be filed with the Secretary of State within the time provided for the filing of

statements of contests with the clerk of the district court. The parties to

such a contest shall be designated contestant and defendant.

      2.  On or before December 15 of the year

immediately preceding a regular legislative session:

      (a) The contestant in a contest of a general

election for the office of Assemblyman, Assemblywoman or Senator may amend the

statement of contest filed pursuant to this section by filing an amended

statement of contest and any relevant depositions, ballots and other documents

relating to the contest with the Secretary of State; and

      (b) Each party in a contest of a general election

for the office of Assemblyman, Assemblywoman or Senator shall provide the

Secretary of State with a list of the witnesses the party intends to present at

the hearing of the contest.

      3.  Each party in a contest of a general

election for the office of Assemblyman, Assemblywoman or Senator may:

      (a) Before the hearing of the contest:

             (1) Take the deposition of any witness in

the manner prescribed by rule of court for taking depositions in civil actions

in the district courts; and

             (2) Investigate issues relating to the

contest; and

      (b) At the hearing of the contest, present any

relevant depositions and other evidence obtained as a result of such

investigation at the hearing of the contest, including, without limitation,

evidence obtained after the date for filing an amended statement of contest. If

a party obtains evidence after such date, the evidence may not be included in

the statement of contest or amended statement of contest.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 265; A 1967, 850; 1971, 450; 1977, 246; 1981, 1742; 1995, 1660; 2003, 1699)

      NRS 293.427  Contest of general election for office of State Legislator:

Seating of candidate with highest number of votes; withdrawal of statement of

contest; hearing and deciding of contest by appropriate house of Legislature;

certificates of election; remedy.

      1.  The Secretary of State shall deliver

the statement of contest filed pursuant to NRS 293.425

and all other documents, including any amendments to the statement, to the

presiding officer of the appropriate house of the Legislature on the day of the

organization of the Legislature.

      2.  Until the contest has been decided, the

candidate who received the highest number of votes for the office in the

contested election must be seated as a member of the appropriate house.

      3.  If, before the contest has been

decided, a contestant gives written notice to the Secretary of State that the

contestant wishes to withdraw his or her statement of contest, the Secretary of

State shall dismiss the contest.

      4.  The contest, if not dismissed, must be

heard and decided as prescribed by the standing or special rules of the house

in which the contest is to be tried. If after hearing the contest, the house

decides to declare the contestant elected, the Governor shall execute a

certificate of election and deliver it to the contestant. The certificate of

election issued to the other candidate is thereafter void.

      5.  In a contest of a general election for

the office of Assemblyman, Assemblywoman or Senator, the house in which a

contest was tried or was to be tried shall determine the remedy, if any, to be

awarded to a party to such a contest. The remedy may include, without

limitation, any costs incurred by a party in connection with the contest.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 265; A 1971, 450; 1981, 1742; 1995, 1661; 2003, 1700)

      NRS 293.430  Contest of general election for office of Governor, Lieutenant

Governor, justice of Supreme Court or judge of Court of Appeals: Filing of

documents and other evidence with Secretary of State; seating of candidate;

duties of Secretary of State and Legislature; withdrawal of contest.

      1.  If the contest is of the general

election for the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, justice of the

Supreme Court or judge of the Court of Appeals, the statement of contest and

all depositions, ballots and other documents relating to the contest must be

filed with the Secretary of State within the time provided for filing

statements of contests with the clerk of the district court.

      2.  Until the contest is decided, the

candidate who received the highest number of votes for the office in the contested

election must be seated and commence the duties of the office.

      3.  The Secretary of State shall deliver

the statement of contest and all other papers and documents to the speaker of

the assembly on the day of the organization of the Legislature.

      4.  A joint session of both houses must be

convened as soon thereafter as the business of both houses permits, but not

later than 10 days after receipt of statement of contest.

      5.  If, before the contest has been

decided, a contestant gives written notice to the Secretary of State that the

contestant wishes to withdraw his or her statement of contest, the Secretary of

State shall dismiss the contest.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 265; A 1961, 293; 1967, 850; 1977, 247; 1981, 1742; 1995, 1661; 2013, 1779)

      NRS 293.433  Decision of contest for office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor

or justice of Supreme Court by Senate and Assembly in joint session.

      1.  The Senate and Assembly meeting in

joint session shall proceed to decide the contest.

      2.  The Speaker of the Assembly shall

preside at such joint session, and the session shall be conducted under the

joint standing rules or joint special rules adopted for the occasion.

      3.  The contest shall be decided by a

majority vote of the elected membership of both houses not later than 30 days

after the contest hearing is begun.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 266)

      NRS 293.435  Certificate of election delivered after decision.

      1.  After both houses sitting in joint session

have decided an election contest, the Secretary of State shall execute and

deliver a certificate of election to the person declared elected, unless such a

certificate was already issued to that person.

      2.  If a certificate of election to the

same office has been issued to any person other than the one declared to have

been elected, that certificate is void.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 266; A 1995, 1661)

ELECTION EXPENSES

      NRS 293.437  Designation of polling places.

      1.  The county or city clerk may designate

any building, public or otherwise, or any portion of a building, as the site

for any polling place or any number of polling places for any of the precincts

or districts in the county or city.

      2.  If, in the opinion of the county or

city clerk, the convenience and comfort of the voters and election officers

will be best served by putting two or more polling places in any such building,

or if, in the opinion of the county or city clerk, the expense to the county or

city for polling places can be diminished by putting two or more polling places

in any such building, the county or city clerk may so provide.

      3.  In precincts where there are no public

buildings or other appropriate locations owned by the State, county, township,

city, town or precinct, privately owned locations may be rented at a rate not

to exceed $35 for each election if only one precinct is involved and at a rate

not to exceed $50 for each election if more than one precinct is involved.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 266; A 1961, 293; 1975, 941; 1981, 908; 1987, 352)

      NRS 293.440  List of persons registered to vote in precinct, district or

county: Distribution of copies; contents; limitation on printing costs; request

for and use by committees of political parties; fees.

      1.  Any person who desires a copy of any

list of the persons who are registered to vote in any precinct, district or

county may obtain a copy by applying at the office of the county clerk and

paying therefor a sum of money equal to 1 cent per name on the list, except

that one copy of each original and supplemental list for each precinct,

district or county must be provided both to the state central committee of any

major political party and to the county central committee of any major

political party, and to the executive committee of any minor political party

upon request, without charge.     2.  Except as otherwise provided

in NRS 293.5002 and 293.558,

the copy of the list provided pursuant to this section must indicate the

address, date of birth, telephone number and the serial number on each

application to register to vote. If the county maintains this information in a

computer database, the date of the most recent addition or revision to an

entry, if made on or after July 1, 1989, must be included in the database and

on any resulting list of the information. The date must be expressed

numerically in the order of month, day and year.

      3.  A county may not pay more than 10 cents

per folio or more than $6 per thousand copies for printed lists for a precinct

or district.

      4.  A county which has a system of

computers capable of recording information on magnetic tape or diskette shall,

upon request of the state central committee or county central committee of any

major political party or the executive committee of any minor political party

which has filed a certificate of existence with the Secretary of State, record

for both the state central committee and the county central committee of the

major political party, if requested, and for the executive committee of the

minor political party, if requested, on magnetic tape or diskette supplied by

it:

      (a) The list of persons who are registered to

vote and the information required in subsection 2; and

      (b) Not more than four times per year, as requested

by the state or county central committee or the executive committee:

             (1) A complete list of the persons who are

registered to vote with a notation for the most recent entry of the date on

which the entry or the latest change in the information was made; or

             (2) A list that includes additions and

revisions made to the list of persons who are registered to vote after a date

specified by the state or county central committee or the executive committee.

      5.  If a political party does not provide

its own magnetic tape or diskette, or if a political party requests the list in

any other form that does not require printing, the county clerk may charge a

fee to cover the actual cost of providing the tape, diskette or list.

      6.  Any state or county central committee

of a major political party, any executive committee of a minor political party

or any member or representative of such a central committee or executive

committee who receives without charge a list of the persons who are registered

to vote in any precinct, district or county pursuant to this section shall not:

      (a) Use the list for any purpose that is not

related to an election; or

      (b) Sell the list for compensation or other

valuable consideration.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 266; A 1967, 844; 1973, 895;

1975, 942; 1985,

1806; 1989,

228; 1991,

1353; 1993,

2188; 1995,

2268, 2783;

2003, 1707;

2005, 2288;

2007, 2600)

      NRS 293.442  Election Account: Creation; deposit of money in Account;

disposition of interest and income; authority of Secretary of State to

disburse, expend and receive money; payment of claims.

      1.  As used in this section, “Act” means

the Help America Vote Act of 2002, Public Law 107-252.

      2.  The Election Account is hereby created

in the State General Fund, to be administered by the Secretary of State. The

Secretary of State shall deposit all money received pursuant to the Act and any

state appropriation of matching money pursuant to the Act in the Election

Account.

      3.  The interest and income earned on money

in the Election Account must be credited to the Account. Any balance of the

money that was received pursuant to the Act remaining in the Election Account

at the end of a fiscal year does not revert and must be carried forward to the

next fiscal year and is continuously available to the Secretary of State for

expenditure consistent with this section.

      4.  The Secretary of State may:

      (a) Only expend or disburse money in the Election

Account in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

      (b) Receive and disburse money in the Election

Account by electronic transfer.

      5.  Claims against the Election Account

must be paid as other claims against the State are paid.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 353; A 2011, 444)

      NRS 293.443  Election expenses.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, the expense of providing all ballots, forms and other supplies to

be used at any election regulated by this chapter or chapter 293C of NRS and all expenses

necessarily incurred in the preparation for, or the conduct of, any such

election is a charge upon the municipality, county, district or State, as the

case may be.

      2.  The county or city clerk may submit the

printing of ballots for competitive bidding.

      3.  If a political party or other entity

requests more than 50 applications to register to vote by mail in any 12-month

period, the clerk or the Secretary of State may assess a charge, not to exceed

the cost of printing the applications.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 266; A 1971, 446; 1987, 353; 1993, 2189; 1995, 1647; 1997, 3466; 2007, 2601; 2011, 2089)

      NRS 293.445  Expenses for assistants to county or city clerk.  The board of county commissioners of each

county or city council of each city shall provide the appropriate county or

city clerk with sufficient assistants to enable the county or city clerk to

perform properly the duties imposed upon him or her by this chapter. Such

expense is a charge upon the appropriate county or city.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 267; A 1987, 353)

      NRS 293.446  Compensation of officer of election board for delivery of

election returns to county or city clerk.

      1.  The election board officer who delivers

the package containing the election returns must be paid the amount expended by

the officer in paying the postage on the package, and 15 cents per mile for

going to and 15 cents per mile for returning from the post office or the office

of the county or city clerk, in the same manner and out of the same fund as

other election expenses are paid.

      2.  No mileage may be paid unless the total

distance necessarily traveled in going and returning is greater than 2 miles.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 1382; A 1987, 353)

      NRS 293.460  Compensation of officers of election board, deputy sheriffs and

other employees.  The compensation

of voting board officers, counting board officers, specially appointed deputy

sheriffs, election board officers and other employees must be fixed by county

or city ordinance, resolution or order.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 267; A 1961, 294; 1963, 1375;

1969, 1540; 1971, 446; 1973, 895; 1987, 353)

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

      NRS 293.462  Construction of containers used to transport official ballots.

      1.  Each container used to transport

official ballots pursuant to NRS 293.304, 293.325, 293B.330

and 293B.335 must:

      (a) Be constructed of metal or any other rigid

material; and

      (b) Contain a seal which is placed on the

container to ensure detection of any opening of the container.

      2.  The container and seal must be

separately numbered for identification.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2772; A 2001, 2033; 2007, 2601)

      NRS 293.463  Employees may absent themselves from employment to vote:

Procedure; penalty.

      1.  Any registered voter may be absent from

his or her place of employment at a time to be designated by the employer for a

sufficient time to vote, if it is impracticable for the voter to vote before or

after his or her hours of employment. A sufficient time to vote shall be

determined as follows:

      (a) If the distance between the place of such

voter’s employment and the polling place where such person votes is 2 miles or

less, 1 hour.

      (b) If the distance is more than 2 miles but not

more than 10 miles, 2 hours.

      (c) If the distance is more than 10 miles, 3

hours.

      2.  Such voter may not, because of such

absence, be discharged, disciplined or penalized, nor shall any deduction be

made from his or her usual salary or wages by reason of such absence.

      3.  Application for leave of absence to

vote shall be made to the employer or person authorized to grant such leave

prior to the day of the election.

      4.  Any employer or person authorized to grant

the leave of absence provided for in subsection 1, who denies any registered

voter any right granted under this section, or who otherwise violates the

provisions of this section, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 267)

      NRS 293.464  Court-ordered extension of deadline for voting.

      1.  If a court of competent jurisdiction

orders a county to extend the deadline for voting beyond the statutory deadline

in a particular election, the county clerk shall, as soon as practicable after

receiving notice of the court’s decision:

      (a) Cause notice of the extended deadline to be

published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county; and

      (b) Transmit a notice of the extended deadline to

each registered voter who requested an absent voter’s ballot for the election

and has not returned the ballot before the date on which the notice will be

transmitted.

      2.  The notice required pursuant to

paragraph (a) of subsection 1 must be published:

      (a) In a county whose population is 47,500 or

more, on at least 3 successive days.

      (b) In a county whose population is less than

47,500, at least twice in successive issues of the newspaper.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2172; A 2001, 1974; 2011, 1207)

      NRS 293.465  Loss or destruction of ballots, or other cause preventing

election in precinct or district; new election.  If

an election is prevented in any precinct or district by reason of the loss or

destruction of the ballots intended for that precinct, or any other cause, the

election officers for that precinct or district shall make an affidavit setting

forth that fact and transmit it to the appropriate board of county

commissioners. Upon receipt of the affidavit and upon the application of any

candidate for any office to be voted for by the registered voters of that

precinct or district, the board of county commissioners shall order a new

election in that precinct or district.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 268; A 1987, 353; 1999, 264)

      NRS 293.468  Secretary of State to provide election materials in usable

format for persons who are elderly or disabled.  Not

later than 5 working days after the request of a person who is elderly or disabled,

the Secretary of State shall provide to the person, in a format that can be

used by the person, any requested material that is:

      1.  Related to elections; and

      2.  Made available by the Secretary of

State to the public in printed form.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1433)

      NRS 293.4685  Certain additional duties of Secretary of State; county and city

clerks to provide information requested by Secretary of State.

      1.  The Secretary of State shall:

      (a) Provide information regarding voter

registration and absentee voting by Armed Forces personnel and overseas voters;

      (b) Within 90 days after the date of each general

election and general city election in which electors voted for federal offices,

submit to the Election Assistance Commission established pursuant to 42 U.S.C.

§ 15321 a report of the combined number of absentee ballots transmitted to

absent Armed Forces personnel and overseas voters for the election and the

combined number of such ballots that were returned by such voters and cast in

the election;

      (c) Make each report submitted pursuant to

paragraph (b) available to the public; and

      (d) Adopt any regulations which are necessary to

comply with the provisions of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, Public Law

107-252, and which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter to

the extent the provisions of this chapter are consistent with the Help America

Vote Act of 2002, Public Law 107-252.

      2.  Each county and city clerk shall

provide such information as is requested by the Secretary of State to comply

with the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2173)

      NRS 293.4687  Website maintained by Secretary of State for public information

relating to elections; requirements.

      1.  The Secretary of State shall maintain a

website on the Internet for public information maintained, collected or

compiled by the Secretary of State that relates to elections, which must

include, without limitation:

      (a) The Voters’ Bill of Rights required to be

posted on the Secretary of State’s Internet website pursuant to the provisions

of NRS 293.2549;

      (b) The abstract of votes required to be posted

on a website pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.388;

      (c) A current list of the registered voters in

this State that also indicates the petition district in which each registered

voter resides;

      (d) A map or maps indicating the boundaries of

each petition district; and

      (e) All reports submitted to the Secretary of

State pursuant to the provisions of chapter

294A of NRS.

      2.  The abstract of votes required to be

maintained on the website pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 must be

maintained in such a format as to permit the searching of the abstract of votes

for specific information.

      3.  If the information required to be

maintained by the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection 1 may be obtained

by the public from a website on the Internet maintained by a county clerk or

city clerk, the Secretary of State may provide a hyperlink to that website to

comply with the provisions of subsection 1 with regard to that information.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 2283; A 2007, 2526, 3368; 2009, 2591;

2011, 2090,

3284; 2013, 1330,

2377, 3834)

      NRS 293.4689  Website maintained by county clerk for public information

relating to elections; requirements.

      1.  If a county clerk maintains a website

on the Internet for information related to elections, the website must contain

public information maintained, collected or compiled by the county clerk that

relates to elections, which must include, without limitation:

      (a) The locations of polling places for casting a

ballot on election day in such a format that a registered voter may search the

list to determine the location of the polling place at which the registered

voter is required to cast a ballot; and

      (b) The abstract of votes required pursuant to

the provisions of NRS 293.388.

      2.  The abstract of votes required to be

maintained on the website pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 must be

maintained in such a format as to permit the searching of the abstract of votes

for specific information.

      3.  If the information required to be

maintained by a county clerk pursuant to subsection 1 may be obtained by the

public from a website on the Internet maintained by the Secretary of State,

another county clerk or a city clerk, the county clerk may provide a hyperlink

to that website to comply with the provisions of subsection 1 with regard to

that information.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 2284)

      NRS 293.469  County clerks encouraged to provide election information and

materials in usable format for persons who are elderly or disabled.  Each county clerk is encouraged to:

      1.  Not later than the earlier date of the

notice provided pursuant to NRS 293.203 or the

first notice provided pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS

293.560, notify the public, through means designed to reach members of the

public who are elderly or disabled, of the provisions of NRS 293.2955, 293.296, 293.313, subsection 1 of NRS

293.315, NRS 293.316 and 293.3165.

      2.  Provide in alternative audio and visual

formats information concerning elections, information concerning how to

register to vote and information concerning the manner of voting for use by a person

who is elderly or disabled, including, without limitation, providing such

information through a telecommunications device that is accessible to a person

who is deaf.

      3.  Not later than 5 working days after

receiving the request of a person who is elderly or disabled, provide to the

person, in a format that can be used by the person, any requested material that

is:

      (a) Related to elections; and

      (b) Made available by the county clerk to the

public in printed form.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1433; A 2003, 1652)

      NRS 293.4695  County clerks required to collect and report certain information

concerning election processes; Secretary of State to solicit and collect voter

comments regarding election processes; report to Legislature.

      1.  Each county clerk shall collect the

following information regarding each primary and general election, on a form

provided by the Secretary of State and made available at each polling place in

the county, each polling place for early voting in the county, the office of

the county clerk and any other location deemed appropriate by the Secretary of

State:

      (a) The number of ballots that have been

discarded or for any reason not included in the final canvass of votes, along

with an explanation for the exclusion of each such ballot from the final

canvass of votes.

      (b) A report on each malfunction of any

mechanical voting system, including, without limitation:

             (1) Any known reason for the malfunction;

             (2) The length of time during which the

mechanical voting system could not be used;

             (3) Any remedy for the malfunction which

was used at the time of the malfunction; and

             (4) Any effect the malfunction had on the

election process.

      (c) A list of each polling place not open during

the time prescribed pursuant to NRS 293.273 and an

account explaining why each such polling place was not open during the time

prescribed pursuant to NRS 293.273.

      (d) A description of each challenge made to the

eligibility of a voter pursuant to NRS 293.303 and

the result of each such challenge.

      (e) A description of each complaint regarding a

ballot cast by mail or facsimile filed with the county clerk and the

resolution, if any, of the complaint.

      (f) The results of any audit of election

procedures and practices conducted pursuant to regulations adopted by the

Secretary of State pursuant to this chapter.

      (g) The number of provisional ballots cast and

the reason for the casting of each provisional ballot.

      2.  Each county clerk shall submit to the

Secretary of State, on a form provided by the Secretary of State, the

information collected pursuant to subsection 1 not more than 60 days after each

primary and general election.

      3.  The Secretary of State may contact any

political party and request information to assist in the investigation of any

allegation of voter intimidation.

      4.  The Secretary of State shall establish

and maintain an Internet website pursuant to which the Secretary of State shall

solicit and collect voter comments regarding election processes.

      5.  The Secretary of State shall compile

the information and comments collected pursuant to this section into a report

and shall submit the report to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau

for transmission to the Legislature not sooner than 30 days before and not

later than 30 days after the first day of each regular session of the

Legislature.

      6.  The Secretary of State may make the

report required pursuant to subsection 5 available on an Internet website

established and maintained by the Secretary of State.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 1984; A 2011, 2090)

      NRS 293.471  Address of business that receives or distributes mail to be provided

to county clerk.  Any person who

engages in the business of receiving and distributing mail for customers shall

provide the county clerk of the county in which the business is located with

the street address of the business.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2173)

      NRS 293.480  Limitation on inspection of ballots after return to county or

city clerk.  Until the time for

contest of election has expired, the ballots returned to the county or city

clerk may not be inspected by any person, except in cases of recount or

election contest, and then only by the judge, special master, board or

legislative body before whom the election is being contested or who is

conducting the recount.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 270; A 1961, 294; 1971, 447; 1977, 247; 1987, 354)

      NRS 293.481  Governing body of political subdivision, public or quasi-public

corporation, or other local agency submitting question to voters required to

submit certain documents and information to county and city clerks; fee to

cover cost of placing question and associated information on ballot.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, every governing body of a political subdivision, public or

quasi-public corporation, or other local agency authorized by law to submit

questions to the qualified electors or registered voters of a designated

territory, when the governing body decides to submit a question:

      (a) At a general election, shall provide to each

county clerk within the designated territory on or before the third Monday in

July preceding the election:

             (1) A copy of the question, including an

explanation of the question; and

             (2) A description of the anticipated

financial effect on the local government which, if the question is an advisory

question that proposes a bond, tax, fee or expense, must be prepared in

accordance with subsection 4 of NRS 295.230.

      (b) At a primary election, shall provide to each

county clerk within the designated territory on or before the second Friday

after the first Monday in March preceding the election:

             (1) A copy of the question, including an

explanation of the question; and

             (2) A description of the anticipated

financial effect on the local government which, if the question is an advisory

question that proposes a bond, tax, fee or expense, must be prepared in

accordance with subsection 4 of NRS 295.230.

      (c) At any election other than a primary or

general election at which the county clerk gives notice of the election or

otherwise performs duties in connection therewith other than the registration

of electors and the making of records of registered voters available for the

election, shall provide to each county clerk at least 60 days before the

election:

             (1) A copy of the question, including an

explanation of the question; and

             (2) A description of the anticipated

financial effect on the local government which, if the question is an advisory

question that proposes a bond, tax, fee or expense, must be prepared in

accordance with subsection 4 of NRS 295.230.

      (d) At any city election at which the city clerk

gives notice of the election or otherwise performs duties in connection

therewith, shall provide to the city clerk at least 60 days before the

election:

             (1) A copy of the question, including an

explanation of the question; and

             (2) A description of the anticipated

financial effect on the local government which, if the question is an advisory

question that proposes a bond, tax, fee or expense, must be prepared in

accordance with subsection 4 of NRS 295.230.

      2.  An explanation of a question required

to be provided to a county clerk pursuant to subsection 1 must be written in

easily understood language and include a digest. The digest must include a

concise and clear summary of any existing laws directly related to the measure

proposed by the question and a summary of how the measure proposed by the

question adds to, changes or repeals such existing laws. For a measure that

creates, generates, increases or decreases any public revenue in any form, the

first paragraph of the digest must include a statement that the measure

creates, generates, increases or decreases, as applicable, public revenue.

      3.  A question may be submitted after the

dates specified in subsection 1 if the question is expressly privileged or

required to be submitted pursuant to the provisions of Article 19 of the Constitution of the

State of Nevada, or pursuant to the provisions of chapter

295 of NRS or any other statute except NRS

295.230, 354.59817, 354.5982, 387.3285 or 387.3287 or any statute that authorizes

the governing body to issue bonds upon the approval of the voters.

      4.  A question that is submitted pursuant

to subsection 1 may be withdrawn if the governing body provides notification to

each of the county or city clerks within the designated territory of its

decision to withdraw the particular question on or before the same dates

specified for submission pursuant to paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of

subsection 1, as appropriate.

      5.  A county or city clerk:

      (a) Shall assign a unique identification number

to a question submitted pursuant to this section; and

      (b) May charge any political subdivision, public

or quasi-public corporation, or other local agency which submits a question a

reasonable fee sufficient to pay for the increased costs incurred in including

the question, explanation, arguments and description of the anticipated

financial effect on the ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 895; A 1971, 91; 1983, 1119; 1987, 354, 695; 1989, 1730; 1993, 2189; 1997, 762, 2784; 1999, 2116; 2001, 603; 2003, 1653, 3193; 2007, 2527, 2601; 2009, 1269;

2013, 644)

      NRS 293.4815  Transmission of question to be presented to voters to Secretary

of State.  The county clerk, city

clerk or other person responsible for preparing the ballot shall transmit any

question that will be presented to the voters to the Secretary of State as soon

as practicable after determining that the question will be placed on the

ballot.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2665)

      NRS 293.482  Advisory questions: Submission to voters by certain governmental

entities; prerequisites to placement on ballot; description of anticipated

financial effect; appearance on sample ballot; preparation of sample questions.  [Replaced in revision by NRS 295.230.]

 

REGISTRATION OF VOTERS; REGISTRARS

      NRS 293.485  Qualification of voter: Citizenship, age and residence.

      1.  Every citizen of the United States, 18

years of age or over, who has continuously resided in this State and in the county

30 days and in the precinct 10 days next preceding the day of the next

succeeding:

      (a) Primary election;

      (b) Primary city election;

      (c) General election; or

      (d) General city election,

Ê and who has

registered in the manner provided in this chapter, is entitled to vote at that

election.

      2.  This section does not exclude the

registration of eligible persons whose 18th birthday or the date of whose

completion of the required residence occurs on or before the next succeeding:

      (a) Primary election;

      (b) Primary city election;

      (c) General election;

      (d) General city election; or

      (e) Any other election.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 271; A 1961, 295; 1967, 851;

1971, 1267; 1973, 27; 1987, 355; 1995, 2630)

      NRS 293.486  Determination of address at which voter actually resides.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, for the purposes of registering to vote, the address at which the

voter actually resides is the street address assigned to the location at which

the voter actually resides.

      2.  For the purposes of registering to

vote, if the voter does not reside at a location that has been assigned a

street address, the address at which the voter actually resides is a

description of the location at which the voter actually resides. The

description must identify the location with sufficient specificity to allow the

county clerk to assign the location to a precinct.

      3.  The provisions of this section do not

authorize a person to register to vote if the person is not otherwise eligible

to register to vote.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2946)

      NRS 293.487  When residence not gained or lost.  No

person may gain or lose residence by reason of his or her presence or absence

while:

      1.  Employed in the military, naval or

civil service of the United States or of the State of Nevada, or while engaged

in the navigation of the waters of the United States or of the high seas or

while married to another person who is so employed or engaged;

      2.  A student at any seminary or other

institution of learning; or

      3.  An inmate of any public institution.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 272; A 2011, 3285)

      NRS 293.490  Residence not lost upon removal from county or precinct.  Any registered voter removing from one county

to another in the State, or from one precinct to another within the same

county, after the close of registration for any election shall be deemed to

retain his or her residence in the county or precinct removed from for the

purposes of that election.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 272; A 1967, 851; 1977, 471)

      NRS 293.493  Loss of residence upon removal to another state, territory or

foreign country.  If a person

removes to another state, territory or foreign country, with the intention of

establishing his or her domicile there, the person thereby loses his or her

residence in this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 272)

      NRS 293.495  Presumption of intention to abandon residence.  If a person having a fixed and permanent home

in this State breaks up such home and removes to another state, territory or

foreign country, the intent to abandon his or her residence in this State shall

be presumed, and the burden shall be upon the person to prove the contrary. The

same rule shall apply when a person removes from one county to another within

the State, or from one precinct to another within the county.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 272)

      NRS 293.497  Residence of head of family.  If

a person has a family residing in one place and does business in another, the

former is the person’s residence, unless his or her family is located there

only temporarily, but if his or her family resides without the State and the

person is permanently residing within the State, with no intention of removing

therefrom, the person shall be deemed a resident for election purposes.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 272; A 1979, 338)

      NRS 293.500  Loss of residence upon removal from State with intention to

remain elsewhere for indefinite time.  Except

as otherwise provided in NRS 293.487, if a person

removes to another state, territory or foreign country, with the intention of

residing there for an indefinite time, the person thereby loses his or her

residence in this State for election purposes, notwithstanding that the person

may intend to return at some uncertain future date. A person’s occasional

return to the place of his or her former residence in this State, regardless of

the reason, is not sufficient to preserve his or her residence.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 272; A 1973, 870; 1989, 2168)

      NRS 293.5002  Registration of person with fictitious address: Form of

application; maintenance of application by Secretary of State and county clerk.

      1.  The Secretary of State shall establish

procedures to allow a person for whom a fictitious address has been issued

pursuant to NRS 217.462 to 217.471, inclusive, to:

      (a) Register to vote; and

      (b) Vote by absent ballot,

Ê without

revealing the confidential address of the person.

      2.  In addition to establishing appropriate

procedures or developing forms pursuant to subsection 1, the Secretary of State

shall develop a form to allow a person for whom a fictitious address has been

issued to register to vote or to change the address of the person’s current

registration. The form must include:

      (a) A section that contains the confidential

address of the person; and

      (b) A section that contains the fictitious

address of the person.

      3.  Upon receiving a completed form from a

person for whom a fictitious address has been issued, the Secretary of State

shall:

      (a) On the portion of the form that contains the

fictitious address of the person, indicate the county and precinct in which the

person will vote and forward this portion of the form to the appropriate county

clerk; and

      (b) File the portion of the form that contains

the confidential address.

      4.  Notwithstanding any other provision of

law, any request received by the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection 3

shall be deemed a request for a permanent absent ballot.

      5.  Notwithstanding any other provision of

law:

      (a) The Secretary of State and each county clerk

shall keep the portion of the form developed pursuant to subsection 2 that he

or she retains separate from other applications for registration.

      (b) The county clerk shall not make the name,

confidential address or fictitious address of the person who has been issued a

fictitious address available for:

             (1) Inspection or copying; or

             (2) Inclusion in any list that is made

available for public inspection,

Ê unless

directed to do so by lawful order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1331; A 2001, 695)

      NRS 293.502  Registration of certain persons recently discharged from Armed

Forces or separated from employment outside of the United States; registration

of spouses and dependents of such persons.

      1.  An elector:

      (a) Who complies with the requirements for

registration set forth in the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting

Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1973ff et seq.;

      (b) Who, not more than 60 days before an

election:

             (1) Is discharged from the Armed Forces of

the United States or is the spouse or dependent of an elector who is discharged

from the Armed Forces; or

             (2) Is separated from employment outside

the territorial limits of the United States or is the spouse or dependent of an

elector who is separated from employment outside the territorial limits of the

United States;

      (c) Who presents evidence of the discharge from

the Armed Forces or separation from employment described in paragraph (b) to

the county clerk; and

      (d) Is not registered to vote at the close of

registration for that election,

Ê must be

allowed to register to vote in the election.

      2.  Such an elector must:

      (a) Register in person; and

      (b) Vote in the office of the county clerk unless

the elector is otherwise entitled to vote an absent ballot pursuant to federal

law.

      3.  The Secretary of State shall adopt

regulations to carry out a program of registration for such electors.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2168; A 2009, 359)

      NRS 293.503  County clerk is ex officio county registrar; custody of

documents relating to registration; official records of office of county clerk;

maintenance of records; time limitation on program to remove names of

ineligible persons; availability of records for public inspection; confidential

information.

      1.  The county clerk of each county where a

registrar of voters has not been appointed pursuant to NRS 244.164:

      (a) Is ex officio county registrar and registrar

for all precincts within the county.

      (b) Shall have the custody of all books,

documents and papers pertaining to registration provided for in this chapter.

      2.  All books, documents and papers

pertaining to registration are official records of the office of the county

clerk.

      3.  The county clerk shall maintain records

of any program or activity that is conducted within the county to ensure the

accuracy and currency of the registrar of voters’ register for not less than 2

years after creation. The records must include the names and addresses of any

person to whom a notice is mailed pursuant to NRS

293.5235, 293.530, or 293.535

and whether the person responded to the notice.

      4.  Any program or activity that is

conducted within the county for the purpose of removing the name of each person

who is ineligible to vote in the county from the registrar of voters’ register

must be complete not later than 90 days before the next primary or general

election.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided by

subsection 6, all records maintained by the county clerk pursuant to subsection

3 must be available for public inspection.

      6.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 239.0115, any information relating to

where a person registers to vote must remain confidential and is not available

for public inspection. Such information may only be used by an election officer

for purposes related to voter registration.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 272; A 1971, 447; 1995, 2269; 2007, 2087)

      NRS 293.5035  Designation by county clerk of building owned or leased by

county as county facility at which electors may register to vote.

      1.  The county clerk may designate any

building owned or leased by the county, or any portion of such a building, as a

county facility at which electors may register to vote.

      2.  A county facility designated pursuant

to subsection 1 must be operated as an auxiliary county facility at which voter

registration is carried out in addition to being carried out at the office of

the county clerk.

      3.  If the county clerk designates a county

facility pursuant to subsection 1, the county clerk shall determine the hours

of operation for the facility and shall, in cooperation with the Secretary of

State, ensure that the facility is operated, staffed and equipped in compliance

with all applicable provisions of this title and all other applicable

provisions of state and federal law relating to the registration of electors in

this State.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 311)

      NRS 293.504  Voter registration agencies: Creation; duties; duty of Secretary

of State to cooperate with Secretary of Defense to allow persons to register at

military recruitment offices.

      1.  The following offices shall serve as

voter registration agencies:

      (a) Such offices that provide public assistance

as are designated by the Secretary of State;

      (b) Each office that receives money from the

State of Nevada to provide services to persons with disabilities in this State;

      (c) The offices of the Department of Motor

Vehicles;

      (d) The offices of the city and county clerks;

      (e) Such other county and municipal facilities as

a county clerk or city clerk may designate pursuant to NRS

293.5035 or 293C.520, as

applicable;

      (f) Recruitment offices of the United States

Armed Forces; and

      (g) Such other offices as the Secretary of State

deems appropriate.

      2.  Each voter registration agency shall:

      (a) Post in a conspicuous place, in at least

12-point type, instructions for registering to vote;

      (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3,

distribute applications to register to vote which may be returned by mail with

any application for services or assistance from the agency or submitted for any

other purpose and with each application for recertification, renewal or change

of address submitted to the agency that relates to such services, assistance or

other purpose;

      (c) Provide the same amount of assistance to an

applicant in completing an application to register to vote as the agency

provides to a person completing any other forms for the agency; and

      (d) Accept completed applications to register to

vote.

      3.  A voter registration agency is not

required to provide an application to register to vote pursuant to paragraph

(b) of subsection 2 to a person who applies for or receives services or

assistance from the agency or submits an application for any other purpose if

the person declines to register to vote and submits to the agency a written

form that meets the requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 1973gg-5(a)(6). No information

related to the declination to register to vote may be used for any purpose

other than voter registration.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection and NRS 293.524, any application to

register to vote accepted by a voter registration agency must be transmitted to

the county clerk not later than 10 days after the application is accepted. The

applications must be forwarded daily during the 2 weeks immediately preceding the

fifth Sunday preceding an election. The county clerk shall accept any

application to register to vote which is obtained from a voter registration

agency pursuant to this section and completed by the fifth Sunday preceding an

election if the county clerk receives the application not later than 5 days

after that date.

      5.  The Secretary of State shall cooperate

with the Secretary of Defense to develop and carry out procedures to enable

persons in this State to apply to register to vote at recruitment offices of

the United States Armed Forces.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2256; A 1999, 3592; 2001, 1435, 2595; 2003, 1718, 2177; 2005, 311; 2011, 2091)

      NRS 293.5045  Voter registration agencies: Prohibited acts; penalties.

      1.  A person who works in a voter

registration agency shall not:

      (a) Seek to influence an applicant’s political

preference or party registration;

      (b) Display a political preference or party

allegiance in a place where it can be seen by an applicant;

      (c) Make any statement or take any action to

discourage an applicant from registering to vote; or

      (d) Make any statement or take any action which

would lead the applicant to believe that a decision to register to vote has any

effect on the availability of any services or benefits provided by the State or

Federal Government.

      2.  A person who violates any of the

provisions of subsection 1 is guilty of a category E felony and shall be

punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      3.  A voter registration agency shall not

knowingly employ a person whose duties will include the registration of voters

if the person has been convicted of a felony involving theft or fraud. The

Secretary of State may bring an action against a voter registration agency to

collect a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each person who is employed

by the voter registration agency in violation of this subsection. Any civil

penalty collected pursuant to this subsection must be deposited with the State

Treasurer for credit to the State General Fund.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2256; A 1997, 231, 608; 2011, 2092)

      NRS 293.505  Appointment, powers and duties of field registrars; prohibited

acts of field registrars, clerks, employees of voter registration agencies or

persons assisting voters; penalty.

      1.  All justices of the peace, except those

located in county seats, are ex officio field registrars to carry out the

provisions of this chapter.

      2.  The county clerk shall appoint at least

one registered voter to serve as a field registrar of voters who, except as

otherwise provided in NRS 293.5055, shall register

voters within the county for which the field registrar is appointed. Except as

otherwise provided in subsection 1, a candidate for any office may not be

appointed or serve as a field registrar. A field registrar serves at the

pleasure of the county clerk and shall perform such duties as the county clerk

may direct. The county clerk shall not knowingly appoint any person as a field

registrar who has been convicted of a felony involving theft or fraud. The

Secretary of State may bring an action against a county clerk to collect a

civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each person who is appointed as a

field registrar in violation of this subsection. Any civil penalty collected

pursuant to this subsection must be deposited with the State Treasurer for

credit to the State General Fund.

      3.  A field registrar shall demand of any

person who applies for registration all information required by the application

to register to vote and shall administer all oaths required by this chapter.

      4.  When a field registrar has in his or

her possession five or more completed applications to register to vote, the

field registrar shall forward them to the county clerk, but in no case may the

field registrar hold any number of them for more than 10 days.

      5.  Each field registrar shall forward to

the county clerk all completed applications in his or her possession

immediately after the fifth Sunday preceding an election. Within 5 days after

the fifth Sunday preceding any general election or general city election, a

field registrar shall return all unused applications in his or her possession

to the county clerk. If all of the unused applications are not returned to the

county clerk, the field registrar shall account for the unreturned applications.

      6.  Each field registrar shall submit to

the county clerk a list of the serial numbers of the completed applications to

register to vote and the names of the electors on those applications. The

serial numbers must be listed in numerical order.

      7.  Each field registrar shall post notices

sent to him or her by the county clerk for posting in accordance with the

election laws of this State.

      8.  A field registrar, employee of a voter

registration agency or person assisting a voter pursuant to subsection 13 of NRS 293.5235 shall not:

      (a) Delegate any of his or her duties to another

person; or

      (b) Refuse to register a person on account of

that person’s political party affiliation.

      9.  A person shall not hold himself or

herself out to be or attempt to exercise the duties of a field registrar unless

the person has been so appointed.

      10.  A county clerk, field registrar,

employee of a voter registration agency or person assisting a voter pursuant to

subsection 13 of NRS 293.5235 shall not:

      (a) Solicit a vote for or against a particular

question or candidate;

      (b) Speak to a voter on the subject of marking

his or her ballot for or against a particular question or candidate; or

      (c) Distribute any petition or other material

concerning a candidate or question which will be on the ballot for the ensuing

election,

Ê while

registering an elector.

      11.  When the county clerk receives

applications to register to vote from a field registrar, the county clerk shall

issue a receipt to the field registrar. The receipt must include:

      (a) The number of persons registered; and

      (b) The political party of the persons

registered.

      12.  A county clerk, field registrar,

employee of a voter registration agency or person assisting a voter pursuant to

subsection 13 of NRS 293.5235 shall not:

      (a) Knowingly register a person who is not a

qualified elector or a person who has filed a false or misleading application

to register to vote; or

      (b) Register a person who fails to provide

satisfactory proof of identification and the address at which the person

actually resides.

      13.  A county clerk, field registrar,

employee of a voter registration agency, person assisting a voter pursuant to

subsection 13 of NRS 293.5235 or any other person

providing a form for the application to register to vote to an elector for the

purpose of registering to vote:

      (a) If the person who assists an elector with completing

the form for the application to register to vote retains the form, shall enter

his or her name on the duplicate copy or receipt retained by the voter upon

completion of the form; and

      (b) Shall not alter, deface or destroy an

application to register to vote that has been signed by an elector except to

correct information contained in the application after receiving notice from

the elector that a change in or addition to the information is required.

      14.  If a field registrar violates any of

the provisions of this section, the county clerk shall immediately suspend the

field registrar and notify the district attorney of the county in which the

violation occurred.

      15.  A person who violates any of the

provisions of subsection 8, 9, 10, 12 or 13 is guilty of a category E felony

and shall be punished as provided in NRS

193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 272; A 1975, 942; 1981, 1701; 1985, 561; 1987, 355, 696, 1372, 1617; 1991, 2222; 1993, 2190; 1995, 680, 1266, 2269; 1997, 232, 608, 762, 774; 2003, 1719, 2178; 2005, 1435; 2011, 2093)

      NRS 293.5055  Registration of voter outside boundaries of county.  A county clerk or field registrar may

register, outside the boundaries of the county, any voter who is a resident of

that county.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1617; A 1993, 2191)

      NRS 293.5057  Registration of nonresident to vote for office of President and

Vice President.  A person who does

not maintain a residence in this State may register to vote for the office of

President and Vice President of the United States if the person files a sworn

statement with the county clerk or field registrar of voters that the person is

not registered to vote in any other state and provides evidence:

      1.  Of his or her domicile in this State in

accordance with the provisions of NRS

41.191;

      2.  That he or she maintains an account at

a financial institution located in this State; or

      3.  That his or her motor vehicle is

registered in this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2169; A 1995, 680)

      NRS 293.506  County clerk authorized to establish system for registration of

voters by computer; requirements.

      1.  A county clerk may, with approval of

the board of county commissioners, establish a system for using a computer to

register voters and to keep records of registration.

      2.  A system established pursuant to

subsection 1 must comply with any procedures and requirements prescribed by the

Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.250.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 558; A 2011, 2094)

      NRS 293.507  Forms for application to register to vote and affidavit

concerning lack of certain identification; requirements for forms; use of

certain numbers to identify voter; regulations.

      1.  The Secretary of State shall prescribe:

      (a) A standard form for applications to register

to vote;

      (b) A special form for registration to be used in

a county where registrations are performed and records of registration are kept

by computer; and

      (c) A standard form for the affidavit described

in subsection 5.

      2.  The county clerks shall provide forms

for applications to register to vote to field registrars in the form and number

prescribed by the Secretary of State.

      3.  Each form for an application to

register to vote must include a:

      (a) Unique control number assigned by the

Secretary of State; and

      (b) Receipt which:

             (1) Includes a space for a person

assisting an applicant in completing the form to enter the person’s name; and

             (2) May be retained by the applicant upon

completion of the form.

      4.  The form for an application to register

to vote must include:

      (a) A line for use by the applicant to enter:

             (1) The number indicated on the

applicant’s current and valid driver’s license issued by the Department of

Motor Vehicles, if the applicant has such a driver’s license;

             (2) The last four digits of the

applicant’s social security number, if the applicant does not have a driver’s

license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles and does have a social

security number; or

             (3) The number issued to the applicant

pursuant to subsection 5, if the applicant does not have a current and valid

driver’s license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles or a social

security number.

      (b) A line on which to enter the address at which

the applicant actually resides, as set forth in NRS

293.486.

      (c) A notice that the applicant may not list a

business as the address required pursuant to paragraph (b) unless the applicant

actually resides there.

      (d) A line on which to enter an address at which

the applicant may receive mail, including, without limitation, a post office

box or general delivery.

      5.  If an applicant does not have the

identification set forth in subparagraph (1) or (2) of paragraph (a) of

subsection 4, the applicant shall sign an affidavit stating that he or she does

not have a current and valid driver’s license issued by the Department of Motor

Vehicles or a social security number. Upon receipt of the affidavit, the county

clerk shall issue an identification number to the applicant which must be the

same number as the unique identifier assigned to the applicant for purposes of

the statewide voter registration list.

      6.  The Secretary of State shall adopt

regulations to carry out the provisions of subsections 3, 4 and 5.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 273; A 1975, 942; 1985, 561; 1993, 2191; 1995, 2271; 1999, 947; 2001, 2596, 2952; 2003, 2179; 2005, 1437; 2007, 2602)

      NRS 293.508  Forms for application to register to vote must include option to

receive sample ballot in larger type.  The

Secretary of State shall include on all forms for an application to register to

vote prescribed by the Secretary of State the following option, printed in a

separate box created by bold lines, in at least 14-point bold type:

 

[ ]  CHECK

THIS BOX TO RECEIVE A SAMPLE BALLOT IN LARGER TYPE

 

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2001)

      NRS 293.509  County clerk authorized to provide form for application to

register to vote upon request; requirements for request; records to be kept by

county clerk in response to request.

      1.  A county clerk may provide the form for

the application to register to vote prescribed by the Secretary of State

pursuant to NRS 293.507 to a candidate, major

political party, minor political party or any other person submitting a request

pursuant to subsection 2.

      2.  A candidate, major political party,

minor political party or other person shall:

      (a) Submit a request for forms for the

application to register to vote to the county clerk in person, by telephone, in

writing or by facsimile machine; and

      (b) State the number of forms for the application

to register to vote that the candidate, major political party, minor political

party or other person is requesting.

      3.  The county clerk may record the control

numbers assigned to the forms by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.507 of the forms he or she provided in

response to the request. The county clerk shall maintain a request for multiple

applications with the county clerk’s records.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1431)

      NRS 293.510  Election board register; registrar of voters’ register.

      1.  In counties where computers are not

used to register voters, the county clerk shall:

      (a) Segregate original applications to register

to vote according to the precinct in which the registered voters reside and

arrange the applications in each precinct or district in alphabetical order.

The applications for each precinct or district must be kept in a separate

binder which is marked with the number of the precinct or district. This binder

constitutes the election board register.

      (b) Arrange the duplicate applications of

registration in alphabetical order for the entire county and keep them in

binders or a suitable file which constitutes the registrar of voters’ register.

      2.  In any county where a computer is used

to register voters, the county clerk shall:

      (a) Arrange the original applications to register

to vote for the entire county in a manner in which an original application may

be quickly located. These original applications constitute the registrar of

voters’ register.

      (b) Segregate the applications to register to

vote in a computer file according to the precinct or district in which the

registered voters reside, and for each precinct or district have printed a

computer listing which contains the applications to register to vote in

alphabetical order. These listings of applications to register to vote must be

placed in separate binders which are marked with the number of the precinct or

district. These binders constitute the election board registers.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 273; A 1985, 562; 1995, 2271; 2001, 2953)

      NRS 293.511  Register kept by computer to include all information in original

applications to register to vote.  If

a registrar of voters’ register or an election board register is kept by

computer, the register must include all the information contained in the

original applications to register to vote.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2169; A 1995, 2263; 2001, 2948)—(Substituted

in revision for NRS 293.251)

      NRS 293.513  Elector may register for other elections despite closing of

registration for impending election.  If

at any time the registrar of voters’ register is closed for one election, but

open for some other election, any elector must be permitted to register for the

other election, but the county clerk shall retain the elector’s application to

register to vote in a separate file until the registrar of voters’ register is

again open for filing of applications at which time all applications in the

temporary file must be placed in their proper position in the registrar of

voters’ register.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 273; A 1973, 350; 1995, 2272)

      NRS 293.517  Authorized methods of registration of elector; requirements for

application; change of name; issuance of voter registration card; objection to

application to register to vote by county clerk under certain circumstances.

      1.  Any elector residing within the county

may register to vote:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.560 and 293C.527,

by appearing before the county clerk, a field registrar or a voter registration

agency, completing the application to register to vote, giving true and

satisfactory answers to all questions relevant to his or her identity and right

to vote, and providing proof of residence and identity;

      (b) By completing and mailing or personally

delivering to the county clerk an application to register to vote pursuant to

the provisions of NRS 293.5235;

      (c) Pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.524 or chapter

293D of NRS;

      (d) At his or her residence with the assistance

of a field registrar pursuant to NRS 293.5237; or

      (e) By submitting an application to register to

vote by computer, if the county clerk has established a system pursuant to NRS 293.506 for using a computer to register voters.

Ê The county

clerk shall require a person to submit official identification as proof of

residence and identity, such as a driver’s license or other official document,

before registering the person. If the applicant registers to vote pursuant to

this subsection and fails to provide proof of residence and identity, the

applicant must provide proof of residence and identity before casting a ballot

in person or by mail or after casting a provisional ballot pursuant to NRS 293.3081 or 293.3083.

For the purposes of this subsection, a voter registration card issued pursuant

to subsection 6 does not provide proof of the residence or identity of a

person.

      2.  The application to register to vote

must be signed and verified under penalty of perjury by the elector

registering.

      3.  Each elector who is or has been married

must be registered under his or her own given or first name, and not under the

given or first name or initials of his or her spouse.

      4.  An elector who is registered and

changes his or her name must complete a new application to register to vote.

The elector may obtain a new application:

      (a) At the office of the county clerk or field

registrar;

      (b) By submitting an application to register to

vote pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.5235;

      (c) By submitting a written statement to the

county clerk requesting the county clerk to mail an application to register to

vote;

      (d) At any voter registration agency; or

      (e) By submitting an application to register to

vote by computer, if the county clerk has established a system pursuant to NRS 293.506 for using a computer to register voters.

Ê If the

elector fails to register under his or her new name, the elector may be

challenged pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.303

or 293C.292 and may be required to

furnish proof of identity and subsequent change of name.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 7, an elector who registers to vote pursuant to paragraph (a) of

subsection 1 shall be deemed to be registered upon the completion of an

application to register to vote.

      6.  After the county clerk determines that

the application to register to vote of a person is complete and that, except as

otherwise provided in NRS 293D.210,

the person is eligible to vote pursuant to NRS 293.485,

the county clerk shall issue a voter registration card to the voter which

contains:

      (a) The name, address, political affiliation and

precinct number of the voter;

      (b) The date of issuance; and

      (c) The signature of the county clerk.

      7.  If an elector submits an application to

register to vote or an affidavit described in paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NRS 293.507 that contains any handwritten additions,

erasures or interlineations, the county clerk may object to the application to

register to vote if the county clerk believes that because of such handwritten

additions, erasures or interlineations, the application to register to vote of

the elector is incomplete or that, except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.210, the elector is not

eligible to vote pursuant to NRS 293.485. If the

county clerk objects pursuant to this subsection, he or she shall immediately

notify the elector and the district attorney of the county. Not later than 5

business days after the district attorney receives such notification, the

district attorney shall advise the county clerk as to whether:

      (a) The application to register to vote of the

elector is complete and, except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.210, the elector is eligible to

vote pursuant to NRS 293.485; and

      (b) The county clerk should proceed to process the

application to register to vote.

Ê If the

District Attorney advises the county clerk to process the application to

register to vote, the county clerk shall immediately issue a voter registration

card to the applicant pursuant to subsection 6.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 274; A 1983, 1289; 1985, 562; 1989, 2168; 1991, 1684; 1993, 2192; 1995, 2272; 1997, 764, 3466; 2003, 1720, 2180; 2007, 1163, 2603; 2011, 1925,

2094)

      NRS 293.518  Elector to indicate affiliation or nonaffiliation with political

party at time of voting; duties of county clerk or field registrar of voters in

listing elector’s affiliation or lack thereof; elector’s party to be listed as

“nonpartisan” if elector makes no indication.

      1.  At the time an elector registers to

vote the elector must indicate:

      (a) A political party affiliation; or

      (b) That he or she is not affiliated with a

political party.

Ê An elector

who indicates that he or she is “independent” shall be deemed not affiliated

with a political party.

      2.  If an elector indicates that he or she

is not affiliated with a political party, or is independent, the county clerk

or field registrar of voters shall list the elector’s political party as nonpartisan.

      3.  If an elector indicates an affiliation

with a major political party or a minor political party that has filed a

certificate of existence with the Secretary of State, the county clerk or field

registrar of voters shall list the elector’s political party as indicated by

the elector.

      4.  If an elector indicates an affiliation

with a minor political party that has not filed a certificate of existence with

the Secretary of State, the county clerk or field registrar of voters shall:

      (a) List the elector’s political party as the

party indicated in the application to register to vote.

      (b) When compiling data related to voter

registration for the county, report the elector’s political party as “other

party.”

      5.  If an elector does not make any of the

indications described in subsection 1, the county clerk or field registrar of

voters shall:

      (a) List the elector’s political party as

nonpartisan; and

      (b) Mail to the elector a notice setting forth

that the elector has been registered to vote as a nonpartisan because the

elector did not make any of the indications described in subsection 1.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2167; A 1995, 680, 2273, 2784; 2003, 1654)

      NRS 293.520  Registration or reregistration of elector who is unable to sign

name.  Except as otherwise provided

in this section, the registration or reregistration of electors who are unable

to sign their names must be made upon personal application of those electors at

the office of the county clerk where they may be identified or in the presence

of a field registrar. If such an elector is unable to appear in person at the

office of the county clerk, the county clerk shall send a field registrar or an

employee of the office of the county clerk to the elector to identify the

elector and register or reregister the elector as appropriate. The electors

described in this section may use a mark or cross in place of a signature.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 274; A 1991, 2223; 1993, 2193; 2001, 1435)

      NRS 293.523  Registration of naturalized citizen.  A

naturalized citizen need not produce his or her certificate of naturalization

in order to qualify to be registered.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 274; A 1973, 896; 1975, 943)

      NRS 293.5235  Registration of voters by mail or computer; penalty;

regulations.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.502 and chapter

293D of NRS, a person may register to vote by mailing an application to

register to vote to the county clerk of the county in which the person resides

or may register to vote by computer, if the county clerk has established a

system pursuant to NRS 293.506 for using a computer

to register to vote. The county clerk shall, upon request, mail an application

to register to vote to an applicant. The county clerk shall make the

applications available at various public places in the county. An application

to register to vote may be used to correct information in the registrar of

voters’ register.

      2.  An application to register to vote

which is mailed to an applicant by the county clerk or made available to the

public at various locations or voter registration agencies in the county may be

returned to the county clerk by mail or in person. For the purposes of this

section, an application which is personally delivered to the county clerk shall

be deemed to have been returned by mail.

      3.  The applicant must complete the

application, including, without limitation, checking the boxes described in

paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection 10 and signing the application.

      4.  The county clerk shall, upon receipt of

an application, determine whether the application is complete.

      5.  If the county clerk determines that the

application is complete, he or she shall, within 10 days after receiving the

application, mail to the applicant:

      (a) A notice that the applicant is registered to

vote and a voter registration card as required by subsection 6 of NRS 293.517; or

      (b) A notice that the registrar of voters’

register has been corrected to reflect any changes indicated on the

application.

      6.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 5 of NRS 293.518, if the county clerk

determines that the application is not complete, the county clerk shall, as

soon as possible, mail a notice to the applicant that additional information is

required to complete the application. If the applicant provides the information

requested by the county clerk within 15 days after the county clerk mails the

notice, the county clerk shall, within 10 days after receiving the information,

mail to the applicant:

      (a) A notice that the applicant is registered to

vote and a voter registration card as required by subsection 6 of NRS 293.517; or

      (b) A notice that the registrar of voters’

register has been corrected to reflect any changes indicated on the

application.

Ê If the

applicant does not provide the additional information within the prescribed

period, the application is void.

      7.  The applicant shall be deemed to be

registered or to have corrected the information in the register on the date the

application is postmarked or received by the county clerk, whichever is

earlier.

      8.  If the applicant fails to check the box

described in paragraph (b) of subsection 10, the application shall not be

considered invalid and the county clerk shall provide a means for the applicant

to correct the omission at the time the applicant appears to vote in person at

the assigned polling place.

      9.  The Secretary of State shall prescribe

the form for an application to register to vote by:

      (a) Mail, which must be used to register to vote

by mail in this State.

      (b) Computer, which must be used to register to

vote in a county if the county clerk has established a system pursuant to NRS 293.506 for using a computer to register to vote.

      10.  The application to register to vote by

mail must include:

      (a) A notice in at least 10-point type which

states:

 

       NOTICE: You are urged to

return your application to register to vote to the County Clerk in person or by

mail. If you choose to give your completed application to another person to

return to the County Clerk on your behalf, and the person fails to deliver the

application to the County Clerk, you will not be registered to vote. Please

retain the duplicate copy or receipt from your application to register to vote.

 

      (b) The question, “Are you a citizen of the

United States?” and boxes for the applicant to check to indicate whether or not

the applicant is a citizen of the United States.

      (c) The question, “Will you be at least 18 years

of age on or before election day?” and boxes for the applicant to check to

indicate whether or not the applicant will be at least 18 years of age or older

on election day.

      (d) A statement instructing the applicant not to

complete the application if the applicant checked “no” in response to the

question set forth in paragraph (b) or (c).

      (e) A statement informing the applicant that if

the application is submitted by mail and the applicant is registering to vote

for the first time, the applicant must submit the information set forth in

paragraph (a) of subsection 2 of NRS 293.2725 to

avoid the requirements of subsection 1 of NRS 293.2725

upon voting for the first time.

      11.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 5 of NRS 293.518, the county clerk shall

not register a person to vote pursuant to this section unless that person has

provided all of the information required by the application.

      12.  The county clerk shall mail, by

postcard, the notices required pursuant to subsections 5 and 6. If the postcard

is returned to the county clerk by the United States Postal Service because the

address is fictitious or the person does not live at that address, the county

clerk shall attempt to determine whether the person’s current residence is

other than that indicated on the application to register to vote in the manner

set forth in NRS 293.530.

      13.  A person who, by mail, registers to

vote pursuant to this section may be assisted in completing the application to

register to vote by any other person. The application must include the mailing

address and signature of the person who assisted the applicant. The failure to

provide the information required by this subsection will not result in the

application being deemed incomplete.

      14.  An application to register to vote

must be made available to all persons, regardless of political party

affiliation.

      15.  An application must not be altered or

otherwise defaced after the applicant has completed and signed it. An

application must be mailed or delivered in person to the office of the county

clerk within 10 days after it is completed.

      16.  A person who willfully violates any of

the provisions of subsection 13, 14 or 15 is guilty of a category E felony and

shall be punished as provided in NRS

193.130.

      17.  The Secretary of State shall adopt

regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1680; A 1993, 2193; 1995, 1267, 2273, 2763; 1997, 233, 664, 666, 2784, 2793; 2001, 2953; 2003, 1654, 2181; 2005, 2829; 2009, 1270;

2011, 1926,

2096)

      NRS 293.5237  Registration of person at home by field registrar.  Any time before the fifth Sunday preceding an

election, a person who because of illness, disability or for other good cause

shown requires assistance to complete an application to register to vote may

request the county clerk in writing or by telephone to register the person at

the person’s residence. Upon request, the county clerk shall direct the

appropriate field registrar to go to the home of such a person to register the

person to vote.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2173; A 2003, 1721, 2183)

      NRS 293.524  Registration at time of application for issuance or renewal of

driver’s license or identification card; use of forms submitted to Department

of Motor Vehicles to correct information in registrar of voters’ register;

regulations.

      1.  The Department of Motor Vehicles shall

provide an application to register to vote to each person who applies for the

issuance or renewal of any type of driver’s license or identification card

issued by the Department.

      2.  The county clerk shall use the

applications to register to vote which are signed and completed pursuant to

subsection 1 to register applicants to vote or to correct information in the

registrar of voters’ register. An application that is not signed must not be

used to register or correct the registration of the applicant.

      3.  For the purposes of this section, each

employee specifically authorized to do so by the Director of the Department may

oversee the completion of an application. The authorized employee shall check

the application for completeness and verify the information required by the

application. Each application must include a duplicate copy or receipt to be

retained by the applicant upon completion of the form. The Department shall,

except as otherwise provided in this subsection, forward each application on a

weekly basis to the county clerk or, if applicable, to the registrar of voters

of the county in which the applicant resides. The applications must be

forwarded daily during the 2 weeks immediately preceding the fifth Sunday

preceding an election.

      4.  The county clerk shall accept any

application to register to vote which is obtained from the Department of Motor

Vehicles pursuant to this section and completed by the fifth Sunday preceding

an election if the county clerk receives the application not later than 5 days

after that date. Upon receipt of an application, the county clerk or field

registrar of voters shall determine whether the application is complete. If the

county clerk or field registrar of voters determines that the application is

complete, he or she shall notify the applicant and the applicant shall be

deemed to be registered as of the date of the submission of the application. If

the county clerk or field registrar of voters determines that the application

is not complete, he or she shall notify the applicant of the additional

information required. The applicant shall be deemed to be registered as of the

date of the initial submission of the application if the additional information

is provided within 15 days after the notice for the additional information is

mailed. If the applicant has not provided the additional information within 15

days after the notice for the additional information is mailed, the incomplete

application is void. Any notification required by this subsection must be given

by mail at the mailing address on the application not more than 7 working days

after the determination is made concerning whether the application is complete.

      5.  The county clerk shall use any form

submitted to the Department to correct information on a driver’s license or

identification card to correct information in the registrar of voters’

register, unless the person indicates on the form that the correction is not to

be used for the purposes of voter registration. The Department shall forward

each such form to the county clerk or, if applicable, to the registrar of

voters of the county in which the person resides in the same manner provided by

subsection 3 for applications to register to vote.

      6.  Upon receipt of a form to correct

information, the county clerk shall compare the information to that contained

in the registrar of voters’ register. If the person is a registered voter, the

county clerk shall correct the information to reflect any changes indicated on

the form. After making any changes, the county clerk shall notify the person by

mail that the records have been corrected.

      7.  The Secretary of State shall, with the

approval of the Director, adopt regulations to:

      (a) Establish any procedure necessary to provide

an elector who applies to register to vote pursuant to this section the

opportunity to do so;

      (b) Prescribe the contents of any forms or

applications which the Department is required to distribute pursuant to this

section; and

      (c) Provide for the transfer of the completed

applications of registration from the Department to the appropriate county

clerk for inclusion in the election board registers and registrar of voters’

register.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2143; A 1989, 1874; 1991, 1684, 2223; 1993, 2194; 1995, 680, 2275; 2001, 2597, 2955; 2003, 1245, 1721, 2183)

      NRS 293.525  Vote after residence changed but registration not transferred;

affirmation by elector; use of information regarding current address to correct

registrar of voters’ register.

      1.  Any elector who is presently registered

and has changed residence after the last preceding general election and who

fails to return or never receives a postcard mailed pursuant to NRS 293.5235, 293.530 or 293.535 who moved:

      (a) From one precinct to another or from one

congressional district to another within the same county must be allowed to

vote in the precinct where the elector previously resided after providing an

oral or written affirmation before an election board officer attesting to his

or her new address.

      (b) Within the same precinct must be allowed to

vote after providing an oral or written affirmation before an election board

officer attesting to his or her new address.

      2.  If an elector alleges that the records

in the registrar of voters’ register or the election board register incorrectly

indicate that the elector has changed residence, the elector must be permitted

to vote after providing an oral or written affirmation before an election board

officer attesting that he or she continues to reside at the same address.

      3.  If an elector refuses to provide an

oral or written affirmation attesting to his or her address as required by this

section, the elector may only vote at the special polling place in the county

in the manner set forth in NRS 293.304.

      4.  The county clerk shall use any

information regarding the current address of an elector obtained pursuant to

this section to correct information in the registrar of voters’ register and

the election board register.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 274; A 1961, 295; 1967, 851; 1979, 177; 1989, 2168; 1991, 1686, 2224; 1995, 2277; 1999, 2160)

      NRS 293.527  Notice of cancellation of registration when elector moves to

another county.  When an elector

moves to another county and registers to vote therein, the county clerk of the

county where the elector has moved shall send a cancellation notice to the

clerk of the county in which the elector previously resided. The county clerk

receiving such a notice shall cancel the registration of the elector and place

it in a cancelled file.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 274; A 1995, 2277)

      NRS 293.530  Correction of statewide voter registration list; authority of

county clerk to make investigations; county clerk to cancel registration of

voter under certain circumstances; maintenance of records regarding notices of

cancellation; designation of voter as inactive; regulations.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.541:

      1.  County clerks may use any reliable and

reasonable means available to correct the portions of the statewide voter

registration list which are relevant to the county clerks and to determine

whether a registered voter’s current residence is other than that indicated on

the voter’s application to register to vote.

      2.  A county clerk may, with the consent of

the board of county commissioners, make investigations of registration in the

county by census, by house-to-house canvass or by any other method.

      3.  A county clerk shall cancel the

registration of a voter pursuant to this section if:

      (a) The county clerk mails a written notice to

the voter which the United States Postal Service is required to forward;

      (b) The county clerk mails a return postcard with

the notice which has a place for the voter to write his or her new address, is

addressed to the county clerk and has postage guaranteed;

      (c) The voter does not respond; and

      (d) The voter does not appear to vote in an

election before the polls have closed in the second general election following

the date of the notice.

      4.  For the purposes of this section, the

date of the notice is deemed to be 3 days after it is mailed.

      5.  The county clerk shall maintain records

of:

      (a) Any notice mailed pursuant to subsection 3;

      (b) Any response to such notice; and

      (c) Whether a person to whom a notice is mailed

appears to vote in an election,

Ê for not less

than 2 years after creation.

      6.  The county clerk shall use any

postcards which are returned to correct the portions of the statewide voter

registration list which are relevant to the county clerk.

      7.  If a voter fails to return the postcard

mailed pursuant to subsection 3 within 30 days, the county clerk shall designate

the voter as inactive on the voter’s application to register to vote.

      8.  The Secretary of State shall adopt

regulations to prescribe the method for maintaining a list of voters who have

been designated as inactive pursuant to subsection 7.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 274; A 1979, 1394; 1987, 1590; 1989, 2169; 1995, 2277; 2003, 2184)

      NRS 293.5303  Data concerning change of address of registered voter: Agreement

with United States Postal Service or other authorized person for use of data by

county clerk.  In addition to the

methods described in NRS 293.530, the county clerk

in each county may enter into an agreement with the United States Postal

Service or any person authorized by it to obtain the data compiled by the

United States Postal Service concerning changes of addresses of its postal

patrons for use by the county clerk to correct the portions of the statewide

voter registration list relevant to the county clerk.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2257; A 2003, 2185)

      NRS 293.5307  Data concerning change of address of registered voter:

Identification of registered voter who has moved; notices to registered voter.  If a county clerk enters into an agreement

pursuant to NRS 293.5303, the county clerk shall

review each notice of a change of address filed with the United States Postal

Service by a resident of the county and identify each resident who is a

registered voter and has moved to a new address. Before removing or correcting

information in the statewide voter registration list, the county clerk shall

mail a notice to each such registered voter and follow the procedures set forth

in NRS 293.530.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2257; A 2003, 2185)

      NRS 293.533  Action to compel registration.  Any

elector may bring and any number of electors may join in an action or

proceeding in a district court to compel the county clerk to enter the name of

such elector or electors in the registrar of voters’ register and the election

board register.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 275; A 1973, 350)

      NRS 293.535  Cancellation of registration: Affidavit of person stating

elector is not citizen of United States or has abandoned residence in county;

notice to registrant.

      1.  The county clerk shall notify a

registrant if any elector or other reliable person files an affidavit with the

county clerk stating that:

      (a) The registrant is not a citizen of the United

States; or

      (b) The registrant has:

             (1) Moved outside the boundaries of the

county where he or she is registered to another county, state, territory or

foreign country, with the intention of remaining there for an indefinite time

and with the intention of abandoning his or her residence in the county where

registered; and

             (2) Established residence in some other

state, territory or foreign country, or in some other county of this state,

naming the place.

Ê The affiant

must state that he or she has personal knowledge of the facts set forth in the

affidavit.

      2.  Upon the filing of an affidavit

pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1, the county clerk shall notify the

registrant in the manner set forth in NRS 293.530

and shall enclose a copy of the affidavit. If the registrant fails to respond

or appear to vote within the required time, the county clerk shall cancel the

registration.

      3.  An affidavit filed pursuant to

paragraph (a) of subsection 1 must be filed not later than 30 days before an

election. Upon the filing of such an affidavit, the county clerk shall notify

the registrant by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, of

the filing of the affidavit, and shall enclose a copy of the affidavit. Unless

the registrant, within 15 days after the return receipt has been filed in the

office of the county clerk, presents satisfactory proof of citizenship, the

county clerk shall cancel the registration.

      4.  The provisions of this section do not

prevent the challenge provided for in NRS 293.303

or 293C.292.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 275; A 1969, 95; 1995, 2278; 1997, 3467)

      NRS 293.537  Applications to register to vote of electors who have cancelled

registration: Preservation; microfilming; destruction; reinstatement if

cancelled erroneously.

      1.  The county clerk of each county shall

maintain a file of the applications to register to vote of electors who have

cancelled their registration. The file must be kept in alphabetical order. The

county clerk shall mark the applications “Cancelled,” and indicate thereon the

reason for cancellation. If the county clerk finds that the registration of an

elector was cancelled erroneously, the county clerk shall reregister the

elector or on election day allow the elector whose registration was erroneously

cancelled to vote pursuant to NRS 293.304, 293.525, 293C.295

or 293C.525.

      2.  The county clerk may:

      (a) Microfilm the applications to register to

vote of an elector who cancels his or her registration and destroy the

originals at any time.

      (b) Record cancelled applications to register to

vote by computer and destroy the originals at any time.

      (c) Destroy any application to register to vote

of an elector who cancels his or her registration after the expiration of 3

years after the date of cancellation.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 275; A 1967, 862; 1993, 2196; 1995, 2279; 1997, 3468)

      NRS 293.540  Circumstances in which county clerk is required to cancel

registration of voter.  The county

clerk shall cancel the registration:

      1.  If the county clerk has personal

knowledge of the death of the person registered, or if an authenticated

certificate of the death of any elector is filed in the county clerk’s office.

      2.  If the county clerk is provided a

certified copy of a court order stating that the court specifically finds by

clear and convincing evidence that the person registered lacks the mental

capacity to vote because he or she cannot communicate, with or without

accommodations, a specific desire to participate in the voting process.

      3.  Upon the determination that the person

registered has been convicted of a felony unless:

      (a) If the person registered was convicted of a

felony in this State, the right to vote of the person has been restored

pursuant to the provisions of NRS 213.090,

213.155 or 213.157.

      (b) If the person registered was convicted of a

felony in another state, the right to vote of the person has been restored

pursuant to the laws of the state in which the person was convicted.

      4.  Upon the production of a certified copy

of the judgment of any court directing the cancellation to be made.

      5.  Upon the request of any registered

voter to affiliate with any political party or to change affiliation, if that

change is made before the end of the last day to register to vote in the

election.

      6.  At the request of the person registered.

      7.  If the county clerk has discovered an

incorrect registration pursuant to the provisions of NRS

293.5235, 293.530 or 293.535

and the elector has failed to respond or appear to vote within the required

time.

      8.  As required by NRS

293.541.

      9.  Upon verification that the application

to register to vote is a duplicate if the county clerk has the original or

another duplicate of the application on file in the county clerk’s office.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 275; A 1961, 295; 1967, 862; 1991, 1686, 2224; 1993, 2196; 1995, 2279; 2003, 2185; 2005, 2289; 2013, 59)

      NRS 293.541  Additional circumstances in which county clerk is required to

cancel registration of voter; notice to voter; exception to notice requirement

if insufficient time exists before election; voting after execution of

affidavit of cancellation; separation of ballots.

      1.  The county clerk shall cancel the

registration of a voter if:

      (a) After consultation with the district

attorney, the district attorney determines that there is probable cause to

believe that information in the registration concerning the identity or

residence of the voter is fraudulent;

      (b) The county clerk provides a notice as

required pursuant to subsection 2 or executes an affidavit of cancellation

pursuant to subsection 3; and

      (c) The voter fails to present satisfactory proof

of identity and residence pursuant to subsection 2, 4 or 5.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, the county clerk shall notify the voter by registered or

certified mail, return receipt requested, of a determination made pursuant to

subsection 1. The notice must set forth the grounds for cancellation. Unless

the voter, within 15 days after the return receipt has been filed in the office

of the county clerk, presents satisfactory proof of identity and residence to

the county clerk, the county clerk shall cancel the voter’s registration.

      3.  If insufficient time exists before a

pending election to provide the notice required by subsection 2, the county

clerk shall execute an affidavit of cancellation and file the affidavit of

cancellation with the registrar of voters’ register and:

      (a) In counties where records of registration are

not kept by computer, the county clerk shall attach a copy of the affidavit of

cancellation in the election board register.

      (b) In counties where records of registration are

kept by computer, the county clerk shall have the affidavit of cancellation

printed on the computer entry for the registration and add a copy of it to the

election board register.

      4.  If a voter appears to vote at the

election next following the date that an affidavit of cancellation was executed

for the voter pursuant to this section, the voter must be allowed to vote only

if the voter furnishes:

      (a) Official identification which contains a

photograph of the voter, including, without limitation, a driver’s license or

other official document; and

      (b) Satisfactory identification that contains

proof of the address at which the voter actually resides and that address is

consistent with the address listed on the election board register.

      5.  If a determination is made pursuant to

subsection 1 concerning information in the registration to vote of a voter and

an absent ballot or a ballot voted by a voter who resides in a mailing precinct

is received from the voter, the ballot must be kept separate from other ballots

and must not be counted unless the voter presents satisfactory proof to the

county clerk of identity and residence before such ballots are counted on

election day.

      6.  For the purposes of this section, a

voter registration card issued pursuant to NRS 293.517

does not provide proof of the:

      (a) Address at which a person actually resides;

or

      (b) Residence or identity of a person.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2173; A 2007, 1164)

      NRS 293.5415  Circumstances in which person adjudicated mentally incompetent

declared ineligible to vote; certain judicial findings required.  A person is not ineligible to vote on the

ground that the person has been adjudicated mentally incompetent unless a court

of competent jurisdiction specifically finds by clear and convincing evidence

that the person lacks the mental capacity to vote because he or she cannot

communicate, with or without accommodations, a specific desire to participate

in the voting process and includes the finding in a court order.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 59)

      NRS 293.542  Duty of court to provide notification of judicial finding that

person lacks mental capacity to vote.  Within

30 days after a court of competent jurisdiction issues an order stating that

the court specifically finds by clear and convincing evidence that a person

lacks the mental capacity to vote because he or she cannot communicate, with or

without accommodations, a specific desire to participate in the voting process,

the court shall provide a certified copy of the order to:

      1.  The county clerk of the county in which

the person is a resident; and

      2.  The Office of the Secretary of State.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2776; A 2013, 59)

      NRS 293.543  Reregistration after cancellation of registration.

      1.  If the registration of an elector is

cancelled pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 293.540,

the county clerk shall reregister the elector upon notice from the clerk of the

district court that the elector has been found by the district court to have

the mental capacity to vote. The court must include the finding in a court

order and, not later than 30 days after issuing the order, provide a certified

copy of the order to the county clerk of the county in which the person is a

resident and to the Office of the Secretary of State.

      2.  If the registration of an elector is

cancelled pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 293.540,

the elector may reregister after presenting satisfactory evidence which

demonstrates that the elector’s:

      (a) Conviction has been overturned; or

      (b) Civil rights have been restored:

             (1) If the elector was convicted in this

State, pursuant to the provisions of NRS

213.090, 213.155 or 213.157.

             (2) If the elector was convicted in

another state, pursuant to the laws of the state in which he or she was

convicted.

      3.  If the registration of an elector is

cancelled pursuant to the provisions of subsection 5 of NRS

293.540, the elector may reregister immediately.

      4.  If the registration of an elector is

cancelled pursuant to the provisions of subsection 6 of NRS

293.540, after the close of registration for a primary election, the elector

may not reregister until after the primary election.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 276; A 1993, 2196; 1995, 2280; 1997, 2786; 2005, 2289; 2013, 60)

      NRS 293.547  Written challenges.

      1.  After the 30th day but not later than

the 25th day before any election, a written challenge may be filed with the

county clerk.

      2.  A registered voter may file a written

challenge if:

      (a) He or she is registered to vote in the same

precinct as the person whose right to vote is challenged; and

      (b) The challenge is based on the personal

knowledge of the registered voter.

      3.  The challenge must be signed and

verified by the registered voter and name the person whose right to vote is

challenged and the ground of the challenge.

      4.  A challenge filed pursuant to this

section must not contain the name of more than one person whose right to vote

is challenged. The county clerk shall not accept for filing any challenge which

contains more than one such name.

      5.  The county clerk shall:

      (a) File the challenge in the registrar of

voters’ register and:

             (1) In counties where records of

registration are not kept by computer, he or she shall attach a copy of the

challenge to the challenged registration in the election board register.

             (2) In counties where records of

registration are kept by computer, he or she shall have the challenge printed

on the computer entry for the challenged registration and add a copy of it to

the election board register.

      (b) Within 5 days after a challenge is filed,

mail a notice in the manner set forth in NRS 293.530

to the person whose right to vote has been challenged pursuant to this section

informing the person of the challenge. If the person fails to respond or appear

to vote within the required time, the county clerk shall cancel the person’s

registration. A copy of the challenge and information describing how to

reregister properly must accompany the notice.

      (c) Immediately notify the district attorney. A

copy of the challenge must accompany the notice.

      6.  Upon receipt of a notice pursuant to

this section, the district attorney shall investigate the challenge within 14

days and, if appropriate, cause proceedings to be instituted and prosecuted in

a court of competent jurisdiction without delay. The court shall give such

proceedings priority over other civil matters that are not expressly given

priority by law. Upon court order, the county clerk shall cancel the

registration of the person whose right to vote has been challenged pursuant to

this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 276; A 1973, 350; 1975, 943; 1985, 563; 1991, 2225; 1999, 1395, 2161; 2001, 90, 91; 2007, 2604)

      NRS 293.548  Withdrawal of written challenge or affidavit.

      1.  A person who files a written challenge

pursuant to NRS 293.547 or an affidavit pursuant to

NRS 293.535 may withdraw the challenge or affidavit

not later than the 25th day before the date of the election, by submitting a

written request to the county clerk. Upon receipt of the request, the county

clerk shall:

      (a) Remove the challenge or affidavit from the

registrar of voters’ register, any election board register and any other record

in which the challenge or affidavit has been filed or entered;

      (b) If a notice of the challenge or affidavit has

been mailed to the person who is the subject of the challenge or affidavit,

mail a notice and a copy of the request to withdraw to that person; and

      (c) If a notice of the challenge has been mailed

to the district attorney, mail a notice and a copy of the request to withdraw

to the district attorney.

      2.  If the county clerk receives a request

to withdraw pursuant to subsection 1, the county clerk shall withdraw the

person’s challenge or affidavit.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1389)

      NRS 293.550  Registration of electors enlisted or inducted into Armed Forces

of the United States: Appearance before county clerk or field registrar.  Any elector of this State who has not

registered to vote in this State, or who has registered but whose registration

has been cancelled, and who contemplates enlisting in, or has been inducted

into, the Armed Forces of the United States may, at any time, appear before the

county clerk of the county of his or her residence or the field registrar

thereof and register as a voter in the manner provided by law.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 276; A 1993, 2197)

      NRS 293.553  Registration of electors in service of United States or

attending school.  Any elector of

this State who is in the service of the United States or attending an

institution of learning, and by reason thereof is beyond the boundaries of this

State, and who has not registered before or whose registration has been

cancelled may, at any time, request from the county clerk of the county of the

elector’s residence an application to register to vote. The county clerk, if

satisfied that the elector is eligible for registration, shall forward the

application immediately. The county clerk shall, upon receipt of the completed

application, file it in the manner provided by law.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 277; A 1961, 298; 1989, 2170; 1995, 2280; 2009, 360)

      NRS 293.555  Registration of spouse or dependent of elector who is in service

of United States.  If the spouse or

a dependent of an elector referred to in NRS 293.553

is an elector of this State but has not been registered, or his or her

registration has been cancelled, and such spouse or dependent of the elector is

required, by reason of the elector’s being in the service of the United States,

to reside beyond the boundaries of this State, such spouse or dependent may

register in the manner provided by NRS 293.553.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 277; A 1961, 298)

      NRS 293.557  Publication of list of registered voters.

      1.  The county clerk may cause to be

published once in each of the newspapers circulated in different parts of the

county or cause to be published once in a newspaper circulated in the county:

      (a) An alphabetical listing of all registered

voters, including the precinct of each voter:

             (1) Within the circulation area of each

newspaper if the listing is published in each newspaper circulated in different

parts of the county; or

             (2) Within the entire county if the

listing is published in only one newspaper in the county; or

      (b) A statement notifying the public that the

county clerk will provide an alphabetical listing of the names of all

registered voters in the entire county and the precinct of each voter free of

charge to any person upon request.

      2.  If the county clerk publishes the list

of registered voters, the county clerk must do so:

      (a) Not less than 2 weeks before the close of

registration for any primary election.

      (b) After each primary election and not less than

2 weeks before the close of registration for the ensuing general election.

      3.  The county may not pay more than 10

cents per name for six-point or seven-point type or 15 cents per name for

eight-point type or larger to each newspaper publishing the list.

      4.  The list of registered voters, if

published, must not be printed in type smaller than six-point.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 277; A 1967, 851; 1971, 448;

1973, 351, 896; 1975, 943; 1979, 534; 1993, 2197; 1995, 2224, 2630, 2784; 1997, 652, 655)

      NRS 293.558  Disclosure of identification numbers to public; county clerk

prohibited from disclosing social security number, driver’s license number or

identification card number; registered voter may request that address and

telephone number be withheld from public.

      1.  The county clerk shall disclose the

identification number of a registered voter to the public, including, without

limitation:

      (a) In response to an inquiry received by the

county clerk; or

      (b) By inclusion of the identification number of

the registered voter on any list of registered voters made available for public

inspection pursuant to NRS 293.301, 293.440, 293.557, 293C.290 or 293C.542.

      2.  The county clerk shall not disclose the

social security number or the driver’s license or identification card number of

a registered voter.

      3.  A registered voter may submit a written

request to the county clerk to have his or her address and telephone number

withheld from the public. Upon receipt of such a request, the county clerk

shall not disclose the address or telephone number of the registered voter to

the public, including, without limitation:

      (a) In response to an inquiry received by the

county clerk; or

      (b) By inclusion on any list of registered voters

made available for public inspection pursuant to NRS

293.301, 293.440, 293.557,

293C.290 or 293C.542.

      4.  No information other than the address,

telephone number, social security number and driver’s license or identification

card number of a registered voter may be withheld from the public.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2773; A 1997, 3468; 2001, 2956; 2005, 2290)

      NRS 293.560  Close of registration; exception; office of county clerk to be

open certain hours during last days before registration closes; publication of

day and time registration closes; offices of county clerk, certain county

facilities and ex officio registrars allowed to be open on last Friday of

October in even-numbered years; elector required to register to vote in person

or by computer during certain period; hours of operation for county facility

for voter registration.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.502, 293D.230

and 293D.300, registration must close

on the third Tuesday preceding any primary or general election and on the third

Saturday preceding any recall or special election, except that if a recall or

special election is held on the same day as a primary or general election,

registration must close on the third Tuesday preceding the day of the

elections.

      2.  For a primary or special election, the

office of the county clerk must be open until 7 p.m. during the last 2 days on

which registration is open. In a county whose population is less than 100,000,

the office of the county clerk may close at 5 p.m. during the last 2 days

before registration closes if approved by the board of county commissioners.

      3.  For a general election:

      (a) In a county whose population is less than

100,000, the office of the county clerk must be open until 7 p.m. during the

last 2 days on which registration is open. The office of the county clerk may

close at 5 p.m. if approved by the board of county commissioners.

      (b) In a county whose population is 100,000 or

more, the office of the county clerk must be open during the last 4 days on

which registration is open, according to the following schedule:

             (1) On weekdays until 9 p.m.; and

             (2) A minimum of 8 hours on Saturdays,

Sundays and legal holidays.

      4.  Except for a special election held

pursuant to chapter 306 or 350 of NRS:

      (a) The county clerk of each county shall cause a

notice signed by him or her to be published in a newspaper having a general

circulation in the county indicating:

             (1) The day and time that registration

will be closed; and

             (2) If the county clerk has designated a

county facility pursuant to NRS 293.5035, the

location of that facility.

Ê If no such

newspaper is published in the county, the publication may be made in a

newspaper of general circulation published in the nearest county in this State.

      (b) The notice must be published once each week

for 4 consecutive weeks next preceding the close of registration for any

election.

      5.  The offices of the county clerk, a

county facility designated pursuant to NRS 293.5035

and other ex officio registrars may remain open on the last Friday in October

in each even-numbered year.

      6.  For the period beginning on the fifth

Sunday preceding any primary or general election and ending on the third Tuesday

preceding any primary or general election, an elector may register to vote

only:

      (a) By appearing in person at the office of the

county clerk or, if open, a county facility designated pursuant to NRS 293.5035; or

      (b) By computer, if the county clerk has

established a system pursuant to NRS 293.506 for

using a computer to register voters.

      7.  A county facility designated pursuant

to NRS 293.5035 may be open during the periods

described in this section for such hours of operation as the county clerk may

determine, as set forth in subsection 3 of NRS

293.5035.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 277; A 1963, 1376; 1964, 3;

1967, 862; 1971, 448; 1973, 351, 896; 1975, 943; 1977, 914; 1979, 268, 534; 1981, 959; 1985, 1098, 1902; 1987, 22; 1993, 2197, 2406; 1995, 699, 2631; 1997, 60, 3468; 1999, 2411; 2003, 1722, 2186; 2005, 312; 2011, 1928,

3071; 2013, 2377,

3828)

      NRS 293.563  Election board register of precinct or district: Preparation;

delivery.

      1.  During the interval between the closing

of registration and the election, the county clerk shall:

      (a) In counties where records of registration are

not kept by computer, prepare for each precinct or district a binder containing

in alphabetical order the original applications to register to vote of the

electors in the precinct or district. The binder constitutes the election board

register.

      (b) In counties where records of registration are

kept by computer, have printed and placed in a binder for each precinct or

district a computer listing in alphabetical order of the applications to

register to vote of the electors in the precinct or district. The binder

constitutes the election board register.

      2.  Each election board register must be

delivered or caused to be delivered by the county or city clerk to an election

officer of the proper precinct or district before the opening of the polls.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 277; A 1985, 563; 1987, 356; 1995, 2280; 2003, 1656)

      NRS 293.565  Sample ballots: Contents; mailing; printing of text of

constitutional amendments; notice of location of polling place; notice if

location of polling place changed; cost of mailing responsibility of political

subdivision.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, sample ballots must include:

      (a) If applicable, the statement required by NRS 293.267;

      (b) The fiscal note or description of anticipated

financial effect, as provided pursuant to NRS

218D.810, 293.250, 293.481,

295.015, 295.095 or 295.230 for each proposed constitutional

amendment, statewide measure, measure to be voted upon only by a special

district or political subdivision and advisory question;

      (c) An explanation, as provided pursuant to NRS 218D.810, 293.250,

293.481, 295.121

or 295.230, of each proposed

constitutional amendment, statewide measure, measure to be voted upon only by a

special district or political subdivision and advisory question;

      (d) Arguments for and against each proposed

constitutional amendment, statewide measure, measure to be voted upon only by a

special district or political subdivision and advisory question, and rebuttals

to each argument, as provided pursuant to NRS

218D.810, 293.250, 293.252

or 295.121; and

      (e) The full text of each proposed constitutional

amendment.

      2.  If, pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.2565, the word “Incumbent” must appear on the

ballot next to the name of the candidate who is the incumbent, the word

“Incumbent” must appear on the sample ballot next to the name of the candidate

who is the incumbent.

      3.  Sample ballots that are mailed to

registered voters may be printed without the full text of each proposed

constitutional amendment if:

      (a) The cost of printing the sample ballots would

be significantly reduced if the full text of each proposed constitutional

amendment were not included;

      (b) The county clerk ensures that a sample ballot

that includes the full text of each proposed constitutional amendment is

provided at no charge to each registered voter who requests such a sample ballot;

and

      (c) The sample ballots provided to each polling

place include the full text of each proposed constitutional amendment.

      4.  Before the period for early voting for

any election begins, the county clerk shall cause to be mailed to each

registered voter in the county a sample ballot for his or her precinct, with a

notice informing the voter of the location of his or her polling place. If the

location of the polling place has changed since the last election:

      (a) The county clerk shall mail a notice of the

change to each registered voter in the county not sooner than 10 days before

mailing the sample ballots; or

      (b) The sample ballot must also include a notice

in bold type immediately above the location which states:

 

NOTICE: THE LOCATION

OF YOUR POLLING PLACE

HAS CHANGED SINCE THE

LAST ELECTION

 

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 6, a sample ballot required to be mailed pursuant to this section

must:

      (a) Be printed in at least 12-point type; and

      (b) Include on the front page, in a separate box

created by bold lines, a notice printed in at least 20-point bold type that

states:

 

NOTICE: TO RECEIVE A

SAMPLE BALLOT IN

LARGE TYPE, CALL

(Insert appropriate telephone number)

 

      6.  A portion of a sample ballot that

contains a facsimile of the display area of a voting device may include

material in less than 12-point type to the extent necessary to make the

facsimile fit on the pages of the sample ballot.

      7.  The sample ballot mailed to a person

who requests a sample ballot in large type by exercising the option provided

pursuant to NRS 293.508, or in any other manner,

must be printed in at least 14-point type, or larger when practicable.

      8.  If a person requests a sample ballot in

large type, the county clerk shall ensure that all future sample ballots mailed

to that person from the county are in large type.

      9.  The county clerk shall include in each

sample ballot a statement indicating that the county clerk will, upon request

of a voter who is elderly or disabled, make reasonable accommodations to allow

the voter to vote at his or her polling place and provide reasonable assistance

to the voter in casting his or her vote, including, without limitation,

providing appropriate materials to assist the voter. In addition, if the county

clerk has provided pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS

293.2955 for the placement at centralized voting locations of specially

equipped voting devices for use by voters who are elderly or disabled, the county

clerk shall include in the sample ballot a statement indicating:

      (a) The addresses of such centralized voting

locations;

      (b) The types of specially equipped voting

devices available at such centralized voting locations; and

      (c) That a voter who is elderly or disabled may

cast his or her ballot at such a centralized voting location rather than at his

or her regularly designated polling place.

      10.  The cost of mailing sample ballots for

any election other than a primary or general election must be borne by the

political subdivision holding the election.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 278; A 1961, 298; 1967, 852;

1971, 449; 1973, 897; 1979, 268; 1987, 356; 1989, 205; 1995, 2631; 1997, 78, 765, 769, 3065, 3469; 1999, 679; 2001, 1435, 2001, 2957; 2003, 200, 208, 210, 1656, 1692, 1708, 1723, 3196; 2007, 1165, 2529; 2011, 2098;

2013, 647)

      NRS 293.567  Number of registered voters in county to be transmitted by

county clerk to Secretary of State before primary and general elections.  After the close of registration for each

primary election but not later than the Friday preceding the primary election

and after the close of registration for each general election but not later

than the Friday preceding the general election, the county clerk shall

ascertain by precinct and district the number of registered voters in the

county and their political affiliation, if any, and shall transmit that

information to the Secretary of State.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 278; A 1981, 349; 2011, 2100)

STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION LIST

      NRS 293.675  Establishment and maintenance of list; requirements pertaining

to list; duties of county and city clerks; cooperative agreement with

Department of Motor Vehicles; verification of information in conjunction with

Social Security Administration; agreements with state agencies to obtain

information necessary for list; information may be requested from or provided

to chief election officers of other states.

      1.  The Secretary of State shall establish

and maintain an official statewide voter registration list, which may be

maintained on the Internet, in consultation with each county and city clerk.

      2.  The statewide voter registration list

must:

      (a) Be a uniform, centralized and interactive

computerized list;

      (b) Serve as the single method for storing and

managing the official list of registered voters in this State;

      (c) Serve as the official list of registered

voters for the conduct of all elections in this State;

      (d) Contain the name and registration information

of every legally registered voter in this State;

      (e) Include a unique identifier assigned by the

Secretary of State to each legally registered voter in this State;

      (f) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6,

be coordinated with the appropriate databases of other agencies in this State;

      (g) Be electronically accessible to each state

and local election official in this State at all times;

      (h) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7,

allow for data to be shared with other states under certain circumstances; and

      (i) Be regularly maintained to ensure the

integrity of the registration process and the election process.

      3.  Each county and city clerk shall:

      (a) Electronically enter into the statewide voter

registration list all information related to voter registration obtained by the

county or city clerk at the time the information is provided to the county or

city clerk; and

      (b) Provide the Secretary of State with

information concerning the voter registration of the county or city and other

reasonable information requested by the Secretary of State in the form required

by the Secretary of State to establish or maintain the statewide voter

registration list.

      4.  In establishing and maintaining the statewide

voter registration list, the Secretary of State shall enter into a cooperative

agreement with the Department of Motor Vehicles to match information in the

database of the statewide voter registration list with information in the

appropriate database of the Department of Motor Vehicles to verify the accuracy

of the information in an application to register to vote.

      5.  The Department of Motor Vehicles shall

enter into an agreement with the Social Security Administration pursuant to 42

U.S.C. § 15483, to verify the accuracy of information in an application to

register to vote.

      6.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 481.063 or any provision of law

providing for the confidentiality of information, the Secretary of State may

enter into an agreement with an agency of this State pursuant to which the

agency provides to the Secretary of State any information in the possession of

the agency that the Secretary of State deems necessary to maintain the

statewide voter registration list.

      7.  The Secretary of State may:

      (a) Request from the chief officer of elections

of another state any information which the Secretary of State deems necessary

to maintain the statewide voter registration list; and

      (b) Provide to the chief officer of elections of

another state any information which is requested and which the Secretary of

State deems necessary for the chief officer of elections of that state to

maintain a voter registration list, if the Secretary of State is satisfied that

the information provided pursuant to this paragraph will be used only for the

maintenance of that voter registration list.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2168; A 2011, 864)

UNLAWFUL ACTS AND PENALTIES

      NRS 293.700  Bribery of elector.  A

person who bribes, offers to bribe, or uses any other corrupt means, directly

or indirectly, to influence any elector in giving his or her vote or to deter

the elector from giving it is guilty of a category D felony and shall be

punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 535; A 1979, 1464; 1995, 1269)

      NRS 293.710  Intimidation of voters.

      1.  It is unlawful for any person, in connection

with any election, petition or registration of voters, whether acting himself

or herself or through another person in his or her behalf, to:

      (a) Use or threaten to use any force,

intimidation, coercion, violence, restraint or undue influence;

      (b) Inflict or threaten to inflict any physical

or mental injury, damage, harm or loss upon the person or property of another;

      (c) Expose or publish or threaten to expose or

publish any fact concerning another in order to induce or compel such other to

vote or refrain from voting for any candidate or any question;

      (d) Impede or prevent, by abduction, duress or

fraudulent contrivance, the free exercise of the franchise by any voter, or

thereby to compel, induce or prevail upon any elector to give or refrain from

giving his or her vote; or

      (e) Discharge or change the place of employment

of any employee with the intent to impede or prevent the free exercise of the

franchise by such employee.

      2.  A person who violates a provision of

this section is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided

in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 268; A 1993, 2669; 2011, 2100)

      NRS 293.720  Suppression of or failure to file nomination paper by public

officer.  Any officer in whose

office any nomination paper has been filed, who shall wrongfully suppress,

neglect or fail to cause the proper filing thereof at the proper time and the

proper place, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 270; A 1967, 552; 1973,

871)—(Substituted in revision for NRS 293.587)

      NRS 293.730  Interfering with conduct of election; unauthorized delivery,

receipt, identification, display or removal of ballot.

      1.  A person shall not:

      (a) Remain in or outside of any polling place so

as to interfere with the conduct of the election.

      (b) Except an election board officer, receive

from any voter a ballot prepared by the voter.

      (c) Remove a ballot from any polling place before

the closing of the polls.

      (d) Apply for or receive a ballot at any election

precinct or district other than the one at which the person is entitled to

vote.

      (e) Show his or her ballot to any person, after

voting, so as to reveal any of the names voted for.

      (f) Inside a polling place, ask another person

for whom he or she intends to vote.

      (g) Except an election board officer, deliver a

ballot to a voter.

      (h) Except an election board officer in the

course of the election board officer’s official duties, inside a polling place,

ask another person his or her name, address or political affiliation.

      2.  A voter shall not:

      (a) Receive a ballot from any person other than

an election board officer.

      (b) Deliver to an election board or to any member

thereof any ballot other than the one received.

      (c) Place any mark upon his or her ballot by

which it may afterward be identified as the one voted by the person.

      3.  Any person who violates any provision

of this section is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as

provided in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 270; A 1973, 871; 1985, 335; 1987, 1168; 1989, 2170; 1995, 2785; 2011, 2100)

      NRS 293.740  Soliciting votes and electioneering inside polling place or

within certain distance from polling place prohibited; penalty.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, it is unlawful inside a polling place or within 100 feet from the

entrance to the building or other structure in which a polling place is

located:

      (a) For any person to solicit a vote or speak to

a voter on the subject of marking the voter’s ballot.

      (b) For any person, including an election board

officer, to do any electioneering on election day.

Ê The county

clerk or registrar of voters shall ensure that, at the outer limits of the area

within which electioneering is prohibited, notices are continuously posted on

which are printed in large letters “Distance Marker: No electioneering between

this point and the entrance to the polling place.”

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not

apply to the conduct of a person in a private residence or on commercial or

residential property that is within 100 feet from the entrance to a building or

other structure in which a polling place is located. The provisions of

subsection 1 are not intended to prohibit a person from voting solely because

he or she is wearing a prohibited political insigne and is reasonably unable to

remove the insigne or cover it. In such a case, the election board officer

shall take such action as is necessary to allow the voter to vote as

expediently as possible and then assist the voter in exiting the polling place

as soon as is possible.

      3.  Any person who violates any provision

of this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      4.  As used in this section,

“electioneering” means campaigning for or against a candidate, ballot question

or political party by:

      (a) Posting signs relating to the support of or

opposition to a candidate, ballot question or political party;

      (b) Distributing literature relating to the

support of or opposition to a candidate, ballot question or political party;

      (c) Using loudspeakers to broadcast information

relating to the support of or opposition to a candidate, ballot question or

political party;

      (d) Buying, selling, wearing or displaying any

badge, button or other insigne which is designed or tends to aid or promote the

success or defeat of any political party or a candidate or ballot question to

be voted upon at that election; or

      (e) Soliciting signatures to any kind of

petition.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 1382; A 1967, 863; 1973, 872; 1977, 464; 1987, 1169; 1989, 2171; 1997, 80; 2011, 2101)

      NRS 293.750  Removal or destruction of election supplies or equipment.  Any person who, during an election, removes or

destroys any of the supplies or equipment placed in the booths or compartments

or removes or defaces the cards of instruction posted as prescribed by this

chapter is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 270; A 1973, 872)—(Substituted

in revision for NRS 293.593)

      NRS 293.755  Tampering or interfering with certain election equipment or

computer programs used to count ballots; report of violation to district

attorney.

      1.  A person who tampers or interferes

with, or attempts to tamper or interfere with, a mechanical voting system,

mechanical voting device or any computer program used to count ballots with the

intent to prevent the proper operation of that device, system or program is

guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      2.  A person who tampers or interferes

with, or attempts to tamper or interfere with, a mechanical voting system,

mechanical voting device or any computer program used to count ballots with the

intent to influence the outcome of an election is guilty of a category B felony

and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of

not less than 2 years and a maximum term of not more than 20 years.

      3.  The county or city clerk shall report

any alleged violation of this section to the district attorney who shall cause

appropriate proceedings to be instituted and prosecuted in a court of competent

jurisdiction without delay.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2217; A 1995, 1269; 1997, 3470; 2011, 2101)

      NRS 293.760  Alteration, defacement or removal of posted results of votes

cast.  Any person who, prior to the

expiration of 48 hours following the closing of the polls, alters, defaces,

removes or destroys the copy of the results of votes cast posted outside a

polling place is guilty of a gross misdemeanor. Notice of such penalty shall be

printed on the copy posted.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 1254; A 1973,

872)—(Substituted in revision for NRS 293.594)

      NRS 293.770  Refusal of person sworn by election board to answer questions.  Every person who, after being sworn by an

election board, refuses to answer any relevant question propounded by such

board concerning the right of any other person to vote is guilty of a gross

misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 270; A 1973, 872)—(Substituted

in revision for NRS 293.595)

      NRS 293.775  Voting by person who knows he or she is not qualified elector;

voting using name of another person.

      1.  A person who is not a qualified elector

and who votes or attempts to vote knowing that he or she is not a qualified

elector is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      2.  A person who votes or attempts to vote

using the name of another person is guilty of a category D felony and shall be

punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2370)

      NRS 293.780  Voting more than once at same election.

      1.  A person who is entitled to vote shall

not vote or attempt to vote more than once at the same election. Any person who

votes or attempts to vote twice at the same election is guilty of a category D

felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS

193.130.

      2.  Notice of the provisions of subsection

1 must be given by the county or city clerk as follows:

      (a) Printed on all sample ballots mailed;

      (b) Posted in boldface type at each polling

place; and

      (c) Posted in boldface type at the office of the

county or city clerk.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 403; A 1987, 356; 1997, 234)

      NRS 293.790  Offer to vote by person whose vote has been rejected.  If any person whose vote has been rejected

offers to vote at the same election, at any polling place other than the one in

which the person is registered to vote, such person is guilty of a gross

misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 270; A 1973, 872; 1991, 1686)

      NRS 293.800  Acts concerning registration of voters; violations of laws

governing elections; crimes by public officers.

      1.  A person who, for himself, herself or

another person, willfully gives a false answer or answers to questions

propounded to the person by the registrar or field registrar of voters relating

to the information called for by the application to register to vote, or who

willfully falsifies the application in any particular, or who violates any of

the provisions of the election laws of this State or knowingly encourages

another person to violate those laws is guilty of a category E felony and shall

be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      2.  A public officer or other person, upon

whom any duty is imposed by this title, who willfully neglects his or her duty

or willfully performs it in such a way as to hinder the objects and purposes of

the election laws of this State, except where another penalty is provided, is

guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      3.  If the person is a public officer, his

or her office is forfeited upon conviction of any offense provided for in

subsection 2.

      4.  A person who causes or endeavors to

cause his or her name to be registered, knowing that he or she is not an

elector or will not be an elector on or before the day of the next ensuing

election in the precinct or district in which he or she causes or endeavors to

cause the registration to be made, and any other person who induces, aids or

abets the person in the commission of either of the acts is guilty of a

category E felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      5.  A field registrar or other person who

provides to an elector an application to register to vote and who:

      (a) Knowingly falsifies the application or

knowingly causes an application to be falsified;

      (b) Knowingly provides money or other compensation

to another for a falsified application; or

      (c) Intentionally fails to submit to the county

clerk a completed application,

Ê is guilty of

a category E felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 271; A 1961, 294; 1973, 872; 1993, 2198; 1995, 1269, 2281; 1997, 235, 608; 1999, 2117; 2011, 2102)

      NRS 293.805  Compensation for registration of voters based upon number of

voters or voters of a particular party registered.

      1.  It is unlawful for a person to provide

compensation for registering voters that is based upon:

      (a) The total number of voters a person

registers; or

      (b) The total number of voters a person registers

in a particular political party.

      2.  A person who violates any provision of

this section is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided

in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2167; A 1995, 1270; 1997, 235)

      NRS 293.810  Registration in more than one county at one time.  It is unlawful for any person to be registered

as a voter in more than one county at one time.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1590)

      NRS 293.820  Solicitation of contribution for political organization without

prior approval or charter.

      1.  It is unlawful for any person to

solicit a contribution for any organization the title of which incorporates the

name, or any form of the name, of any political party in this State without

first having obtained written approval therefor, or a charter for that

organization, from the central or executive committee of that political party

the name of which is being used or incorporated in the title of that

organization for the county in which the money is being solicited.

      2.  This section does not require any

person or organization to obtain a charter or written approval if that person

or organization is:

      (a) Publicly organized for the sole and limited

purpose of supporting the candidacy of a particular candidate in a single

election.

      (b) Chartered by a national political party or

organization.

      (c) Chartered by a state central committee in

Nevada.

      3.  Any person who violates any provision

of this section is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

      4.  As used in this section, “contribution”

has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

294A.007.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 844; A 1973, 873; 1987, 356, 1373; 1989, 228; 1999, 3554)

      NRS 293.830  Betting on election.  Any

person who makes, offers or accepts any bet or wager upon the result of any

election, or upon the success or failure of any person or candidate, or upon

the number of votes to be cast, either in the aggregate or for any particular

candidate, or upon the vote to be cast by any person, is guilty of a gross

misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 271; A 1973, 873)—(Substituted

in revision for NRS 293.603)

      NRS 293.840  Civil penalty.

      1.  In addition to any criminal penalty, a

person who violates the provisions of this chapter is subject to a civil

penalty in an amount not to exceed $20,000 for each violation. This penalty

must be recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the State of Nevada

by the Attorney General or by any district attorney in a court of competent

jurisdiction.

      2.  Any civil penalty collected pursuant to

this section must be deposited by the collecting agency for credit to the State

General Fund in the bank designated by the State Treasurer.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2172; A 2001, 2924)

APPENDIX

JUDICIALLY APPROVED PETITION DISTRICTS BASED ON 2010 CENSUS

(Effective October 27, 2011, and until the Legislature

takes further action regarding apportionment of the Congressional Districts

that constitute the petition districts)

This Appendix reproduces verbatim the relevant portions of

the Order Adopting and Approving Special Masters’ Report and Redistricting Maps

as Modified by the Court, Guy v. Miller, Case No. 11 OC 00042 1B (Nev.

First Jud. Dist. Ct. Oct. 27, 2011) and Addendum to October 27, 2011 Order

Adopting and Approving Special Masters’ Report and Redistricting Maps as

Modified by the Court, Guy v. Miller, Case No. 11 OC 00042 1B (Nev.

First Jud. Dist. Ct. Dec. 8, 2011). 

 



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District  1

   In Clark County

          Census tract(s) 000103, 000105, 000106,

000107, 000108, 000109, 000203, 000204, 000401, 000402, 000403, 000510, 000513,

000514, 000515, 000516, 000517, 000518, 000519, 000520, 000521, 000522, 000523,

000524, 000525, 000526, 000527, 000528, 000600, 000700, 000800, 000900, 001003,

001004, 001005, 001006, 001100, 001200, 001300, 001401, 001402, 001501, 001502,

001607, 001608, 001609, 001610, 001611, 001612, 001613, 001706, 001707, 001708,

001709, 001710, 001711, 001712, 001713, 001714, 001715, 001716, 001717, 001718,

001801, 001803, 001804, 001901, 001902, 002000, 002201, 002203, 002204, 002206,

002207, 002302, 002303, 002403, 002404, 002405, 002406, 002501, 002504, 002505,

002506, 002603, 002604, 002605, 002706, 002708, 002822, 002823, 002825, 002826,

002905, 002915, 002916, 002919, 002935, 002936, 002937, 002938, 002939, 002940,

002941, 002942, 002944, 002946, 002947, 002948, 002949, 002950, 002951, 002952,

002953, 002954, 002956, 002957, 002958, 002964, 002965, 002966, 002967, 002968,

002969, 002970, 002995, 002996, 003001, 003003, 003004, 003005, 003006, 003102,

003103, 003104, 003254, 003260, 003423, 003429, 004000, 004100, 004709, 004710,

004907, 004910, 004911, 004912, 004914, 004915, 004916, 004918, 004919, 004920,

004921, 004923, 004924, 004925, 004926, 005005, 005006, 005007, 005011, 005012,

005013, 005014, 005015, 006700.

                In census tract 000101 block

group(s) 1, 2, 3, 4.

                      In census tract 000301,

block(s) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2023, 2025, 2026,

2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038, 2039,

2040, 2041, 2042, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2047, 2048, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052,

2053, 2054, 2055, 2056, 2057, 2059, 2060, 3000, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004.

                In census tract 002707 block

group(s) 1, 3.

                      In census tract 002707,

block(s) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

                In census tract 002824 block

group(s) 1.

                      In census tract 002824,

block(s) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011.

                In census tract 002827 block

group(s) 1.

                      In census tract 002827,

block(s) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,

2013, 2014.

                In census tract 002961 block

group(s) 2.

                      In census tract 002961,

block(s) 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008.

                      In census tract 002962,

block(s) 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010,

1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023,

1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036,

1037, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059,

1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1134.

                In census tract 002974 block

group(s) 1.

                In census tract 002975 block

group(s) 2.

                In census tract 003220 block

group(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

                      In census tract 003220,

block(s) 6002, 6003, 6004, 6005, 6006.

                In census tract 003253 block

group(s) 2, 3.

                      In census tract 003253,

block(s) 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011.

                In census tract 003261 block

group(s) 1.

                In census tract 003422 block

group(s) 4, 5.

                      In census tract 003700,

block(s) 2031.

                      In census tract 003800,

block(s) 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005,

3006, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011, 3012, 3013, 3014, 3015, 4000, 4001, 4003,

4004, 4005, 4006, 5006, 5007.

                In census tract 004917 block

group(s) 1.

                      In census tract 004917,

block(s) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

                In census tract 005010 block group(s)

1, 3.

                      In census tract 005010,

block(s) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2026, 2027,

2028.

                      In census tract 005016,

block(s) 1004, 1008, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023,

1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1037, 1038, 1039,

1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048.

                      In census tract 005017,

block(s) 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1028.

                      In census tract 005105,

block(s) 1007, 1018, 1019.

                      In census tract 006104,

block(s) 1040, 1041, 2017, 2018.

                In census tract 006800 block

group(s) 1, 2, 3.

                      In census tract 006800,

block(s) 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010,

4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4017, 4018, 4019, 4026, 4027, 4028, 4029,

4030, 4031, 4032, 4033, 4034, 4035, 4036, 4037, 4038, 4039, 4040, 4041, 4042,

4043, 4044, 4045, 4046, 4047, 4048, 4049, 4050, 4051, 4052, 4053, 4054, 4055,

4056, 4057, 4058, 4059, 4060, 4061, 4062, 4063, 4064, 4065, 4066, 4067, 4068,

4069, 4070, 4081, 4082, 4085, 4086, 4087, 4088.

District  2

Churchill County, Douglas County, Elko County,

Eureka County, Humboldt County, Lander County, Pershing County, Storey County,

Washoe County, Carson City County.

   In Lyon County

          Census tract(s) 960101, 960102, 960103,

960201, 960202, 960301, 960302, 960303.

                      In census tract 960800,

block(s) 1000.

                      In census tract 960900,

block(s) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024,

2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, 2036, 2037, 2038,

2039, 2040, 2041, 2042, 2043, 2044, 2045, 2046, 2048, 2055, 2056, 2057, 2058,

2084, 2188, 2191, 2192, 2193, 2198, 2199, 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005,

4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4017, 4018,

4019, 4020, 4021, 4022, 4023, 4024, 4025, 4026, 4027, 4028, 4032, 4033, 4034,

4035, 4036, 4037, 4038, 4039, 4040, 4047, 4048, 4049, 4051, 4052, 4053, 4054,

4055, 4056, 4057, 4058, 4059, 4060, 4061, 4062, 4063, 4064, 4065, 4100.

District  3

   In Clark County

          Census tract(s) 002808, 002810, 002811,

002814, 002821, 002828, 002829, 002830, 002831, 002832, 002833, 002834, 002835,

002836, 002837, 002838, 002841, 002842, 002843, 002844, 002845, 002846, 002847,

002848, 002976, 002977, 002978, 002979, 002980, 002981, 002982, 002983, 002984,

002985, 003222, 003226, 003227, 003249, 003250, 003262, 005101, 005102, 005103,

005104, 005106, 005107, 005108, 005109, 005200, 005311, 005312, 005313, 005314,

005315, 005316, 005317, 005318, 005319, 005320, 005321, 005322, 005333, 005335,

005336, 005337, 005338, 005341, 005342, 005343, 005346, 005347, 005348, 005349,

005350, 005351, 005352, 005353, 005354, 005355, 005356, 005357, 005358, 005359,

005360, 005421, 005422, 005423, 005432, 005433, 005434, 005435, 005436, 005437,

005438, 005439, 005501, 005502, 005503, 005504, 005702, 005703, 005704, 005705,

005711, 005712, 005713, 005714, 005715, 005716, 005803, 005804, 005805, 005806,

005807, 005808, 005809, 005811, 005813, 005822, 005824, 005825, 005826, 005827,

005828, 005829, 005830, 005831, 005832, 005833, 005834, 005835, 005836, 005837,

005838, 005839, 005840, 005841, 005842, 005843, 005844, 005845, 005846, 005847,

005848, 005849, 005850, 005851, 005852, 005853, 005854, 005855, 005856, 006900.

                      In census tract 002707,

block(s) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

                      In census tract 002824,

block(s) 2010.

                      In census tract 002827,

block(s) 2000, 2001.

                      In census tract 002961,

block(s) 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019,

1020, 1021, 1022.

                      In census tract 002962,

block(s) 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1064,

1065, 1066, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1078, 1079, 1080, 1081, 1082,

1083, 1084, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089, 1090, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1095,

1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108,

1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1121,

1122, 1123, 1124, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133.

                In census tract 002974 block

group(s) 2.

                In census tract 002975 block

group(s) 1.

                In census tract 003223 block

group(s) 2.

                      In census tract 003223,

block(s) 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008.

                      In census tract 003253,

block(s) 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1012, 1013, 1014.

                In census tract 003261 block

group(s) 2.

                      In census tract 005010, block(s)

2022, 2023, 2024, 2025.

                      In census tract 005016,

block(s) 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1009, 1010, 1011, 1012,

1013, 1014, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054.

                      In census tract 005017,

block(s) 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1014,

1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1027,

1029, 1030, 1031.

                In census tract 005105 block

group(s) 2.

                      In census tract 005105,

block(s) 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011,

1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026,

1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039,

1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052,

1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065,

1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1078,

1079.

                      In census tract 005613,

block(s) 4217, 4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, 4238, 4240, 4241, 4242, 4243,

4244, 4245, 4246, 4247, 4248, 4249, 4250, 4251, 4252, 4253, 4254, 4255, 4257,

4258, 4259, 4260, 4261, 4262, 4263, 4264, 4265, 4266, 4267, 4268, 4269, 4270,

4271, 4272, 4273, 4274, 4275, 4276, 4277, 4278, 4279, 4280, 4281, 4282, 4283, 4284,

4285, 4286, 4287, 4288, 4289, 4290, 4291, 4292, 4293, 4294, 4295, 4296, 4297,

4298, 4299, 4300, 4301, 4302, 4303, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4307, 4308, 4309, 4310,

4311, 4312, 4313, 4314, 4315, 4316, 4317, 4318, 4319, 4320, 4321, 4322, 4323,

4324, 4325, 4326, 4327, 4328, 4329, 4330, 4331, 4332, 4333, 4334, 4335, 4336,

4337, 4338, 4339, 4340, 4341, 4342, 4343, 4344, 4345, 4346, 4347, 4348, 4404,

4405, 4406, 4407.

                      In census tract 005823,

block(s) 1003, 1010, 1014, 1015, 1018, 1020, 1027, 1031, 1032, 1036, 1037,

1038, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1053,

1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1065, 1066,

1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075.

                      In census tract 006104,

block(s) 1051, 1052, 1053, 1062, 1063, 1068, 1069, 1071.

                      In census tract 006800,

block(s) 4020, 4021, 4022, 4023, 4024, 4025, 4071, 4072, 4073, 4074, 4075,

4076, 4077, 4078, 4079, 4080, 4083, 4084.

                      In census tract 007500,

block(s) 1080, 1081, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089, 1090, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1094,

1095, 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1106, 1107, 1108,

1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115, 1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1121,

1122, 1123, 1124, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1189, 1190.

District  4

Esmeralda County, Lincoln County, Mineral County,

Nye County, White Pine County.

   In Clark County

          Census tract(s) 000201, 000302, 003204,

003208, 003210, 003211, 003213, 003214, 003215, 003218, 003219, 003228, 003229,

003230, 003231, 003232, 003233, 003234, 003235, 003236, 003237, 003238, 003239,

003240, 003241, 003242, 003243, 003244, 003245, 003246, 003247, 003248, 003251,

003252, 003303, 003305, 003306, 003307, 003308, 003309, 003310, 003311, 003312,

003313, 003314, 003315, 003316, 003317, 003318, 003319, 003320, 003321, 003408,

003409, 003410, 003411, 003412, 003413, 003414, 003415, 003416, 003418, 003419,

003420, 003421, 003426, 003427, 003428, 003430, 003431, 003500, 003607, 003609,

003610, 003612, 003613, 003615, 003616, 003617, 003618, 003619, 003620, 003621,

003622, 003623, 003624, 003625, 003626, 003627, 003628, 003629, 003630, 003631,

003632, 003633, 003634, 003635, 003636, 003637, 003638, 003639, 003640, 003641,

003642, 003643, 003644, 004200, 004301, 004302, 004401, 004402, 004500, 004601,

004602, 004703, 004707, 004712, 004713, 004714, 004715, 004716, 004717, 005607,

005612, 005614, 005615, 005818, 005902, 005903, 005904, 005905, 006001, 006103,

006201, 006202, 006203, 006204, 007100, 007200, 007600, 007800.

                In census tract 000101 block

group(s) 5.

                In census tract 000301 block

group(s) 1.

                      In census tract 000301,

block(s) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,

2020, 2021, 2022, 2024, 2058, 3005, 3006, 3007, 3008, 3009, 3010, 3011, 3012,

3013, 3014, 3015, 3016, 3017, 3018, 3019, 3020, 3021, 3022, 3023, 3024, 3025,

3026, 3027, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3031, 3032, 3033, 3034, 3035, 3036, 3037, 3038,

3039, 3040, 3041, 3042, 3043, 3044, 3045, 3046, 3047, 3048, 3049.

                      In census tract 003220,

block(s) 6000, 6001, 6007, 6008.

                      In census tract 003223,

block(s) 1000.

                In census tract 003422 block

group(s) 1, 2, 3.

                In census tract 003700 block

group(s) 1.

                      In census tract 003700,

block(s) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023,

2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028, 2029, 2030.

                In census tract 003800 block

group(s) 1.

                      In census tract 003800,

block(s) 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 3000, 4002, 5000,

5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5005.

                      In census tract 004917,

block(s) 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2012.

                In census tract 005613 block

group(s) 1, 2, 3, 5.

                      In census tract 005613,

block(s) 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4008, 4009, 4010,

4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4017, 4018, 4019, 4020, 4021, 4022, 4023,

4024, 4025, 4026, 4027, 4028, 4029, 4030, 4031, 4032, 4033, 4034, 4035, 4036,

4037, 4038, 4039, 4040, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4044, 4045, 4046, 4047, 4048, 4049,

4050, 4051, 4052, 4053, 4054, 4055, 4056, 4057, 4058, 4059, 4060, 4061, 4062,

4063, 4064, 4065, 4066, 4067, 4068, 4069, 4070, 4071, 4072, 4073, 4074, 4075,

4076, 4077, 4078, 4079, 4080, 4081, 4082, 4083, 4084, 4085, 4086, 4087, 4088,

4089, 4090, 4091, 4092, 4093, 4094, 4095, 4096, 4097, 4098, 4099, 4100, 4101,

4102, 4103, 4104, 4105, 4106, 4107, 4108, 4109, 4110, 4111, 4112, 4113, 4114,

4115, 4116, 4117, 4118, 4119, 4120, 4121, 4122, 4123, 4124, 4125, 4126, 4127,

4128, 4129, 4130, 4131, 4132, 4133, 4134, 4135, 4136, 4137, 4138, 4139, 4140,

4141, 4142, 4143, 4144, 4145, 4146, 4147, 4148, 4149, 4150, 4151, 4152, 4153,

4154, 4155, 4156, 4157, 4158, 4159, 4160, 4161, 4162, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4166,

4167, 4168, 4169, 4170, 4171, 4172, 4173, 4174, 4175, 4176, 4177, 4178, 4179,

4180, 4181, 4182, 4183, 4184, 4185, 4186, 4187, 4188, 4189, 4190, 4191, 4192,

4193, 4194, 4195, 4196, 4197, 4198, 4199, 4200, 4201, 4202, 4203, 4204, 4205,

4206, 4207, 4208, 4209, 4210, 4211, 4212, 4213, 4214, 4215, 4216, 4218, 4219,

4220, 4221, 4222, 4223, 4224, 4225, 4226, 4227, 4228, 4229, 4230, 4231, 4234,

4239, 4256, 4349, 4350, 4351, 4352, 4353, 4354, 4355, 4356, 4357, 4358, 4359,

4360, 4361, 4362, 4363, 4364, 4365, 4366, 4367, 4368, 4369, 4370, 4371, 4372,

4373, 4374, 4375, 4376, 4377, 4378, 4379, 4380, 4381, 4382, 4383, 4384, 4385,

4386, 4387, 4388, 4389, 4390, 4391, 4392, 4393, 4394, 4395, 4396, 4397, 4398,

4399, 4400, 4401, 4402, 4403, 4408, 4409, 4410.

                      In census tract 005823,

block(s) 1000, 1001, 1002, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1011, 1012,

1013, 1016, 1017, 1019, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1028, 1029, 1030,

1033, 1034, 1035, 1039, 1040, 1041.

                      In census tract 006104,

block(s) 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010,

1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023,

1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036,

1037, 1038, 1039, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1054,

1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1070, 2000,

2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,

2014, 2015, 2016, 2019.

                      In census tract 007500,

block(s) 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010,

1011, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023,

1024, 1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036,

1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049,

1050, 1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062,

1063, 1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075,

1076, 1077, 1078, 1079, 1082, 1083, 1084, 1085, 1105, 1128, 1129, 1130, 1131,

1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141, 1142, 1143, 1144,

1145, 1146, 1147, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154, 1155, 1156, 1157,

1158, 1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167, 1168, 1169, 1170,

1171, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1181, 1182, 1183,

1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1191, 1192, 1193, 1194, 1195, 1196, 1197, 1198,

1199, 1200, 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1206, 1207, 1208, 1209, 1210, 1211,

1212, 1213, 1214, 1215.

   In Lyon County

          Census tract(s) 000201, 000302, 003204,

003208, 003210, 003211, 003213, 003214, 003215, 003218, 003219, 003228, 003229,

003230, 003231, 003232, 003233, 003234, 003235, 003236, 003237, 003238, 003239,

003240, 003241, 003242, 003243, 003244, 003245, 003246, 003247, 003248, 003251,

003252, 003303, 003305, 003306, 003307, 003308, 003309, 003310, 003311, 003312,

003313, 003314, 003315, 003316, 003317, 003318, 003319, 003320, 003321, 003408,

003409, 003410, 003411, 003412, 003413, 003414, 003415, 003416, 003418, 003419,

003420, 003421, 003426, 003427, 003428, 003430, 003431, 003500, 003607, 003609,

003610, 003612, 003613, 003615, 003616, 003617, 003618, 003619, 003620, 003621,

003622, 003623, 003624, 003625, 003626, 003627, 003628, 003629, 003630, 003631,

003632, 003633, 003634, 003635, 003636, 003637, 003638, 003639, 003640, 003641,

003642, 003643, 003644, 004200, 004301, 004302, 004401, 004402, 004500, 004601,

004602, 004703, 004707, 004712, 004713, 004714, 004715, 004716, 004717, 005607,

005612, 005614, 005615, 005818, 005902, 005903, 005904, 005905, 006001, 006103,

006201, 006202, 006203, 006204, 007100, 007200, 007600, 007800.

                In census tract 960800 block

group(s) 2, 3, 4, 5.

                      In census tract 960800,

block(s) 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1011,

1012, 1013, 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1024,

1025, 1026, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1030, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1034, 1035, 1036, 1037,

1038, 1039, 1040, 1041, 1042, 1043, 1044, 1045, 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050,

1051, 1052, 1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1059, 1060, 1061, 1062, 1063,

1064, 1065, 1066, 1067, 1068, 1069, 1070, 1071, 1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, 1076,

1077, 1078, 1079, 1080, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1084, 1085, 1086, 1087, 1088, 1089,

1090, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1095, 1096, 1097, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1101, 1102,

1103, 1104, 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, 1109, 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1114, 1115,

1116, 1117, 1118, 1119, 1120, 1121, 1122, 1123, 1124, 1125, 1126, 1127, 1128,

1129, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1140, 1141,

1142, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1147, 1148, 1149, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1154,

1155, 1156, 1157, 1158, 1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1166, 1167,

1168, 1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176.

                In census tract 960900 block

group(s) 1, 3.

                      In census tract 960900,

block(s) 2018, 2025, 2047, 2049, 2050, 2051, 2052, 2053, 2054, 2059, 2060,

2061, 2062, 2063, 2064, 2065, 2066, 2067, 2068, 2069, 2070, 2071, 2072, 2073,

2074, 2075, 2076, 2077, 2078, 2079, 2080, 2081, 2082, 2083, 2085, 2086, 2087,

2088, 2089, 2090, 2091, 2092, 2093, 2094, 2095, 2096, 2097, 2098, 2099, 2100,

2101, 2102, 2103, 2104, 2105, 2106, 2107, 2108, 2109, 2110, 2111, 2112, 2113,

2114, 2115, 2116, 2117, 2118, 2119, 2120, 2121, 2122, 2123, 2124, 2125, 2126,

2127, 2128, 2129, 2130, 2131, 2132, 2133, 2134, 2135, 2136, 2137, 2138, 2139, 2140,

2141, 2142, 2143, 2144, 2145, 2146, 2147, 2148, 2149, 2150, 2151, 2152, 2153,

2154, 2155, 2156, 2157, 2158, 2159, 2160, 2161, 2162, 2163, 2164, 2165, 2166,

2167, 2168, 2169, 2170, 2171, 2172, 2173, 2174, 2175, 2176, 2177, 2178, 2179,

2180, 2181, 2182, 2183, 2184, 2185, 2186, 2187, 2189, 2190, 2194, 2195, 2196,

2197, 2200, 4029, 4030, 4031, 4041, 4042, 4043, 4044, 4045, 4046, 4050, 4066,

4067, 4068, 4069, 4070, 4071, 4072, 4073, 4074, 4075, 4076, 4077, 4078, 4079,

4080, 4081, 4082, 4083, 4084, 4085, 4086, 4087, 4088, 4089, 4090, 4091, 4092,

4093, 4094, 4095, 4096, 4097, 4098, 4099, 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, 4105.

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