Nevada Glossary

NRS 293.3088 “Sufficient written notice” defined.As used in NRS 293.3088 to 293.340, inclusive, “sufficient written notice” means a:
      1. 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 approved electronic transmission;
      2. 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 approved electronic transmission; or
      3. Form provided by the Federal Government.
 

NRS 293.309 Absent ballots: Preparation; reasonable accommodations for use by persons who are elderly or disabled; time for distribution; mootness of untimely legal actions which would prevent distribution.
      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) Each registered voter who:
             (1) Resides within the State, not later than 20 days before the election in which it is to be used; and
             (2) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), resides outside the State, not later than 40 days before a primary or general election, if possible.
      (b) Each covered voter who is entitled to have a military-overseas ballot transmitted pursuant to the provisions of chapter 293D of NRS or the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 52 U.S.C. §§ 20301 et seq., not later than the time required by those provisions.
      3. Any untimely legal action which would prevent the ballot from being distributed to any voter pursuant to subsection 2 is moot and of no effect.


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 at the top of the first page of the form:
             (1) Identify the person who is distributing the form; and
             (2) Include the following notice stating, with the first sentence of the notice in bold type:
 
       This is not an official elections notice from the Secretary of State or your county or city clerk. This is a form to request an absent ballot that you may submit to your county or city clerk if you want to vote by absent ballot. However, even if you want to vote by absent ballot, you do not need to submit this form if you have already requested an absent ballot for this election year or are already entitled to receive an absent ballot for all elections.
 
      (b) Not later than 28 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 35 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.

 
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 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 absent ballot has been mailed or issued, the county clerk shall notify the appropriate election board that the registered voter has requested an absent ballot.

 
NRS 293.313 General procedure to request absent ballot; elections to which request applies; fraud or coercion in obtaining absent ballot prohibited; penalty.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.272, 293.316, 293.3165 and 293.502, a registered voter may request an absent ballot if, before 5 p.m. on the 14th calendar day preceding the election, the registered voter:
      (a) Provides sufficient written notice to the county clerk; and
      (b) Has identified himself or herself to the satisfaction of the county clerk.
      2. A registered voter 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.
 

NRS 293.315 Request for absent ballot available for public inspection; immunity of county clerk for allowing such inspection.
      1. Every request for an absent ballot must be made available for public inspection.
      2. 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.


NRS 293.316 Specialized procedure to request absent ballot because of illness, disability or absence under certain circumstances; requirements for issuing, voting and returning such absent ballot.
      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 for the election pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 293.313,
Ê may submit a written request to the county clerk for an absent ballot. The request must be submitted 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 absent 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 absent 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 the 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 the 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 absent ballot.
      4. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, in order to vote the absent ballot, the registered voter must, in accordance with the instructions:
      (a) Mark and fold the absent ballot;
      (b) Deposit the absent ballot in the return envelope and seal the return envelope;
      (c) Affix his or her signature on the return envelope in the space provided for the signature; and
      (d) Mail or deliver the return envelope in a manner authorized by law.
      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 absent ballot pursuant to this section, the person must:
      (a) Indicate next to his or her signature that the absent ballot has been marked and signed on behalf of the registered voter; and
      (b) Submit a written statement with the absent ballot that includes the name, address and signature of the person.
      6. An absent ballot prepared by or on behalf of the registered voter pursuant to this section must be mailed or delivered to the county clerk in accordance with NRS 293.317.
      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.


NRS 293.3165 Specialized procedure to request absent ballot for all elections at which registered voter is eligible to vote; requirements for issuing, voting and returning such absent ballot.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a registered voter who provides sufficient written notice to the county clerk may request that the registered voter receive an absent ballot for all elections at which the registered voter is eligible to vote. The written notice is effective for all elections that are conducted after the registered voter provides the written notice to the county clerk, except that the written notice is not effective for the next ensuing election unless the written notice is provided to the county clerk before the time has elapsed for requesting an absent ballot for the election pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 293.313.
      2. Except as otherwise provided in this section or for an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, upon receipt of the written notice provided by the registered voter pursuant to subsection 1, the county clerk shall:
      (a) Issue an absent ballot to the registered voter for each primary election, general election and special election, other than a special city election, that is conducted after the written notice is effective pursuant to subsection 1.
      (b) Inform the applicable city clerk of receipt of the written notice provided by the registered voter. Upon being informed of the written notice by the county clerk, the city clerk shall issue an absent ballot for each primary city election, general city election and special city election that is conducted after the written notice is effective pursuant to subsection 1.
      3. The county clerk must not mail an absent ballot requested by a registered voter pursuant to subsection 1 if, after the request is submitted:
      (a) The registered voter is designated inactive pursuant to NRS 293.530;
      (b) The county clerk cancels the registration of the person pursuant to NRS 293.527, 293.530, 293.535 or 293.540; or
      (c) An absent ballot is returned to the county clerk as undeliverable, unless the registered voter has submitted a new request pursuant to subsection 1.
      4. 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.


NRS 293.317 Procedure for timely returning absent ballot; treatment of absent ballot when postmark cannot be determined.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, subsection 2 of NRS 293.323 and NRS 293D.200, absent ballots, including special absent ballots, must be:
      (a) Delivered by hand to the county clerk before the time set for closing of the polls pursuant to NRS 293.273; or
      (b) Mailed to the county clerk and:
             (1) Postmarked on or before the day of election; and
             (2) Received by the county clerk not later than 5 p.m. on the seventh day following the election.
      2. If an absent ballot is received by mail not later than 5 p.m. on the third day following the election and the date of the postmark cannot be determined, the absent ballot shall be deemed to have been postmarked on or before the day of the election.
 

NRS 293.320 County clerk to determine if person requesting absent ballot is registered voter.The county clerk shall determine before issuing an absent ballot that the person who requested the absent ballot is a registered voter in the proper county.


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 or for an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, if the request for an absent ballot is made by mail or approved electronic transmission, the county clerk shall, as soon as the absent ballot for the precinct or district in which the absent voter resides has been prepared pursuant to NRS 293.309, 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 absent ballot:
      (a) An absent ballot;
      (b) A return envelope;
      (c) An envelope or similar device into which the absent 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 an absent voter who resides within the continental United States, the county clerk may use approved electronic transmission to send an absent ballot and instructions to the voter. The voter may mail or deliver the absent ballot to the county clerk in a manner authorized by law or submit the absent ballot by approved electronic transmission.
      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 an absent ballot in the mail or sending an absent ballot by approved electronic transmission, the county clerk shall record:
      (a) The date the absent ballot is issued;
      (b) The name of the absent voter to whom the absent ballot is issued, his or her precinct or district and his or her political affiliation, if any, unless all the offices on the absent ballot are nonpartisan offices;
      (c) The number of the absent ballot; and
      (d) Any remarks the county clerk finds appropriate.
      6. The Secretary of State shall adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of subsection 2.


NRS 293.325 Duties of county clerk upon return of absent ballots: Procedure for checking signature; safeguarding and delivery of absent ballots for counting; procedure for contacting voter to remedy certain defects in returned absent ballot.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.200, when an absent ballot is returned by or on behalf of an absent voter to the county clerk through the mail, by facsimile machine or other approved electronic transmission or in person, and a record of its return is made in the absent ballot record for the election, the county clerk or an employee in the office of the county clerk shall check the signature used for the absent ballot in accordance with the following procedure:
      (a) The county clerk or employee shall check the signature used for the absent ballot against all signatures of the voter available in the records of the county clerk.
      (b) If at least two employees in the office of the county clerk believe there is a reasonable question of fact as to whether the signature used for the absent ballot matches the signature of the voter, the county clerk shall contact the voter and ask the voter to confirm whether the signature used for the absent ballot belongs to the voter.
      2. For purposes of subsection 1:
      (a) There is a reasonable question of fact as to whether the signature used for the absent ballot matches the signature of the voter if the signature used for the absent ballot differs in multiple, significant and obvious respects from the signatures of the voter available in the records of the county clerk.
      (b) There is not a reasonable question of fact as to whether the signature used for the absent ballot matches the signature of the voter if:
             (1) The signature used for the absent ballot is a variation of the signature of the voter caused by the substitution of initials for the first or middle name or the use of a common nickname and it does not otherwise differ in multiple, significant and obvious respects from the signatures of the voter available in the records of the county clerk; or
             (2) There are only slight dissimilarities between the signature used for the absent ballot and the signatures of the voter available in the records of the county clerk.
      3. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, if the county clerk determines that the absent voter is entitled to cast the absent ballot and:
      (a) No absent ballot central counting board has been appointed, 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 appropriate election board.
      (b) An absent ballot central counting board has been appointed, the county clerk shall deposit the absent ballot in the proper ballot box or place the absent 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 absent ballots from each ballot box, neatly stack the absent ballots in a container and seal the container with a numbered seal. Not earlier than 15 days before the election, the county clerk shall deliver the absent 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.
      4. If the county clerk determines when checking the signature used for the absent ballot that the absent voter failed to affix his or her signature or failed to affix it in the manner required by law for the absent ballot or that there is a reasonable question of fact as to whether the signature used for the absent ballot matches the signature of the voter, but the voter is otherwise entitled to cast the absent ballot, the county clerk shall contact the voter and advise the voter of the procedures to provide a signature or a confirmation that the signature used for the absent ballot belongs to the voter, as applicable. For the absent ballot to be counted, the voter must provide a signature or a confirmation, as applicable, not later than 5 p.m. on the seventh day following the election or, if applicable, the ninth day following an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive.
      5. The county clerk shall prescribe procedures for an absent voter who failed to affix his or her signature or failed to affix it in the manner required by law for the absent ballot, or for whom there is a reasonable question of fact as to whether the signature used for the absent ballot matches the signature of the voter, in order to:
      (a) Contact the voter;
      (b) Allow the voter to provide a signature or a confirmation that the signature used for the absent ballot belongs to the voter, as applicable; and
      (c) After a signature or a confirmation is provided, as applicable, ensure the absent ballot is delivered to the appropriate election board or the absent ballot central counting board, as applicable.
      6. The procedures established pursuant to subsection 5 for contacting an absent voter must require the county clerk to contact the voter, as soon as possible after receipt of the absent ballot, by:
      (a) Mail;
      (b) Telephone, if a telephone number for the voter is available in the records of the county clerk; and
      (c) Electronic mail, if the voter has provided the county clerk with sufficient information to contact the voter by such means.


NRS 293.329 Unlawful to mark and sign absent ballot on behalf of voter or assist voter to mark and sign absent ballot; exceptions.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this section and NRS 293.316, a person shall not mark and sign an absent ballot on behalf of an absent voter or assist an absent voter to mark and sign an absent ballot pursuant to NRS 293.3088 to 293.340, inclusive.
      2. At the direction of an absent voter who has a physical disability, is at least 65 years of age or is unable to read or write, a person may mark and sign an absent ballot on behalf of the voter or assist the voter to mark and sign an absent ballot pursuant to this section.
      3. If a person marks and signs an absent ballot on behalf of an absent voter pursuant to this section, the person must:
      (a) Indicate next to his or her signature that the absent ballot has been marked and signed on behalf of the voter; and
      (b) Submit a written statement with the absent ballot that includes the name, address and signature of the person.
      4. If a person assists an absent voter to mark and sign an absent ballot pursuant to this section, the person or the voter must submit a written statement with the absent ballot that includes the name, address and signature of the person who provided the assistance. 


NRS 293.330 Procedure for voting by absent ballot; procedure for voting in person after absent ballot requested; persons authorized to return absent ballot; unlawful acts relating to return of absent ballot; penalty.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, subsection 2 of NRS 293.323, NRS 293.329 and chapter 293D of NRS, in order to vote an absent ballot, the absent voter must, in accordance with the instructions:
      (a) Mark and fold the absent ballot;
      (b) Deposit the absent ballot in the return envelope and seal the return envelope;
      (c) Affix his or her signature on the return envelope in the space provided for the signature; and
      (d) Mail or deliver the return envelope in a manner authorized by law.
      2. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, if a voter who has requested an absent ballot by mail applies to vote the absent ballot in person at:
      (a) The office of the county clerk, the voter must mark and fold the absent ballot, deposit it in the return envelope and seal the return envelope and affix his or her signature in the same manner as provided in subsection 1, and deliver the return envelope to the clerk.
      (b) A polling place, including, without limitation, a polling place for early voting, the 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 a voter who has requested an absent 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 subsection 5, at the request of a voter whose absent ballot has been prepared by or on behalf of the voter for an election, a person authorized by the voter may return the absent ballot on behalf of the voter by mail or personal delivery to the county clerk.
      5. Except for an election board officer in the course of the election board officer’s official duties, a person shall not willfully:
      (a) Impede, obstruct, prevent or interfere with the return of a voter’s absent ballot;
      (b) Deny a voter the right to return the voter’s absent ballot; or
      (c) If the person receives the voter’s absent ballot and authorization to return the absent ballot on behalf of the voter by mail or personal delivery, fail to return the absent ballot, unless otherwise authorized by the voter, by mail or personal delivery:
             (1) Before the end of the third day after the day of receipt, if the person receives the absent ballot from the voter four or more days before the day of the election; or
             (2) Before the deadline established by the United States Postal Service for the absent ballot to be postmarked on the day of the election or before the polls close on the day of the election, as applicable to the type of delivery, if the person receives the absent ballot from the voter three or fewer days before the day of the election.
      6. A person who violates any provision of subsection 5 is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.


NRS 293.333 Procedure for depositing absent ballots in ballot box; period for counting of absent ballots.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.200, on the day of an election, the election boards receiving the absent ballots from the county clerk shall, in the presence of a majority of the election board officers, remove the absent ballots from the ballot box and the containers in which the absent ballots were transported pursuant to NRS 293.325 and deposit the absent ballots in the regular ballot box in the following manner:
      (a) The name of the voter, as shown on the return envelope or approved electronic transmission, must be checked as if the voter were voting in person;
      (b) The signature used for the absent ballot must be checked in accordance with the procedure set forth in NRS 293.325;
      (c) If the board determines that the voter is entitled to cast the absent ballot, the return envelope must be opened, the numbers on the absent ballot and return envelope or approved electronic transmission compared, the number strip or stub detached from the absent ballot and, if the numbers are the same, the absent ballot deposited in the regular ballot box; and
      (d) The election board officers shall indicate in the roster “Voted” by the name of the voter.
      2. The board must complete the count of all absent ballots on or before the seventh day following the election or, if applicable, the ninth day following an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive.


NRS 293.335 Empty envelopes and rejected absent ballots to be returned to county clerk.When all absent ballots delivered to the election boards have been voted or rejected, except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.200, the empty envelopes and the envelopes and approved electronic transmissions containing rejected ballots must be returned to the county clerk. On all envelopes and approved electronic transmissions containing rejected ballots the cause of rejection must be noted and the envelope or approved electronic transmission signed by a majority of the election board officers.


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.

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 and any petition which is filed pursuant to the election laws of this State.
      3. The regulations must prescribe:
      (a) The manner of printing ballots and the number of ballots to be distributed to precincts and districts;
      (b) The form and placement of instructions to voters;
      (c) The disposition of election returns;
      (d) 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;
      (e) 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;
      (f) The procedures to be used to ensure the security and accuracy of computer programs and tapes used for elections;
      (g) 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;
      (h) The acceptable standards for the sending and receiving of applications, forms and ballots, by approved electronic transmission, by the county clerks and the electors, registered voters or other persons who are authorized to use approved electronic transmission pursuant to the provisions of this title;
      (i) The forms for applications to preregister and register to vote and any other forms necessary for the administration of this title; and
      (j) 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.
 

NRS 293.250 Secretary of State to prescribe procedures and requirements relating to certain election-related computer systems and form of ballots and other election-related documents; requirements for statewide measures and other 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 preregister and 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:
             (1) A system established pursuant to NRS 293.506 for using a computer to register voters and to keep records of registration.
             (2) The system established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671 for using a computer to register voters.
      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.

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.
 
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.

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.

NRS 293.015“Absent voter” defined.“Absent voter” means a registered voter who has received or who has voted an absent ballot.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

NRS 293.077“Precinct” defined.“Precinct” means the smallest voting area in a political subdivision.

NRS 293.082“Provisional ballot” defined.Repealed. (See chapter 619, Statutes of Nevada 2019, at page 4144.)

NRS 293.090“Registered voter” defined.“Registered voter” means an elector who has completed the procedure prescribed by law for registration as a voter.

NRS 293.0925“Registrar of voters’ register” defined.“Registrar of voters’ register” means the record of registered voters kept by the county clerk.
 
NRS 293.093“Regular votes” defined.“Regular votes” means the votes cast by registered voters, except votes cast by:
      1. An absent ballot;
      2. A provisional ballot pursuant to NRS 293.3078 to 293.3086, inclusive; or
      3. A provisional ballot pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive.
 
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.
 
NRS 293.107“Spoiled ballot” defined.“Spoiled ballot” means a ballot defaced by a voter and exchanged for a new one.
 
NRS 293.1105“Statewide office” defined.“Statewide office” means an elected state office whose candidates are voted upon in the general election by the registered voters of the entire State.
 
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.
 
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.
 
NRS 293.1195“United States Election Assistance Commission” defined.“United States Election Assistance Commission” means the Election Assistance Commission created pursuant to 52 U.S.C. § 20921, as amended, or any successor agency.
 
NRS 293.1205“Voter registration card” defined.“Voter registration card” means a voter registration card that is issued to a voter pursuant to any provision of this title and contains the information set forth in NRS 293.484.
 
NRS 293.121“Voting district” defined.“Voting district” means an area formed by the consolidation of two or more contiguous precincts.

RS 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.


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.
 
 
NRS 293.3564 Establishment of permanent polling places for early voting; eligible voters may vote by personal appearance at any polling place for early voting.
      1. Each county clerk shall establish at least one permanent polling place for early voting by personal appearance in the county.
      2. Any person entitled to vote early by personal appearance may do so at any polling place for early voting.


NRS 293.3568 Period for early voting; days and hours for early voting at 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 during the period for early voting, for at least 8 hours during such hours as the county clerk may establish.
      (b) On any Saturday that falls within the period for early voting, for at least 4 hours during such hours as the county clerk may establish.
      (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.


NRS 293.3572 Establishment of temporary branch polling places for early voting; establishment within Indian reservation or colony under certain circumstances; days and hours for early voting; legal rights and remedies of property owners or lessors not affected by presence of such polling places.
      1. In addition to permanent polling places for early voting, except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, 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. If an Indian reservation or Indian colony is located in whole or in part within a county, the Indian tribe may submit a request to the county clerk for the establishment of a temporary branch polling place for early voting within the boundaries of the Indian reservation or Indian colony.
      3. A request for the establishment of a temporary branch polling place for early voting within the boundaries of the Indian reservation or Indian colony:
      (a) Must be submitted to the county clerk by the Indian tribe on or before:
             (1) If the request is for a primary election, the first Friday in January of the year in which the general election is to be held.
             (2) If the request is for a general election, the first Friday in July of the year in which the general election is to be held.
      (b) May include one or more proposed locations within the boundaries of the Indian reservation or Indian colony for the temporary branch polling place and proposed hours of operation thereof. Any proposed location must satisfy the criteria established by the county clerk for the selection of temporary branch polling places pursuant to NRS 293.3561.
      4. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, if the county clerk receives a request that satisfies the requirements set forth in subsection 3, the county clerk must establish at least one temporary branch polling place for early voting within the boundaries of the Indian reservation or Indian colony. The location and hours of operation of such a temporary branch polling place for early voting must be approved by the Indian tribe. The county clerk is not required to establish a temporary branch polling place within the boundaries of the Indian reservation or Indian colony if the county clerk determines that it is not logistically feasible to establish a temporary branch polling place within the boundaries of the Indian reservation or Indian colony.
      5. If the county clerk establishes one or more temporary branch polling places within the boundaries of an Indian reservation or Indian colony pursuant to subsection 4 for early voting, the county clerk must continue to establish one or more temporary branch polling places within the boundaries of the Indian reservation or Indian colony at a location or locations approved by the Indian tribe for early voting in future elections unless otherwise requested by the Indian tribe.
      6. The provisions of subsection 3 of NRS 293.3568 do not apply to a temporary branch 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.
      7. The schedules for conducting voting are not required to be uniform among the temporary branch polling places.
      8. 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.


NRS 293.3576 Schedule of locations and days and hours for early voting; limitations on establishment of additional locations; extension of hours after publication of schedule.
      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.
      (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.
      5. The hours that early voting will be conducted at each polling place for early voting may be extended at the discretion of the county clerk after the schedule is published pursuant to this section.


NRS 293.3585 Procedure for early voting.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.283 and 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, upon the appearance of a person to cast a ballot for early voting, an election board officer shall:
      (a) Determine that the person is a registered voter in the county.
      (b) Instruct the voter to sign the roster for early voting or a signature card.
      (c) Verify the signature of the voter in the manner set forth in NRS 293.277.
      (d) Verify that the voter has not already voted in that county in the current election.
      2. If the signature of the voter does not match, the voter must be identified by:
      (a) Answering questions from the election board officer covering the personal data which is reported on the application to register to vote;
      (b) Providing the election board officer, orally or in writing, with other personal data which verifies the identity of the voter; or
      (c) Providing the election board officer with proof of identification as described in NRS 293.277 other than the voter registration card issued to the voter.
      3. If the signature of the voter has changed in comparison to the signature on the application to register to vote, the voter must update his or her signature on a form prescribed by the Secretary of State.
      4. The county clerk shall prescribe a procedure, approved by the Secretary of State, to verify that the voter has not already voted in that county in the current election.
      5. The roster for early voting or a signature card, as applicable, 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, if that information is available; and
      (c) The date of voting early in person.
      6. When a voter is entitled to cast a ballot and has identified himself or herself to the satisfaction of the election board officer, 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.
      7. If the ballot is voted on a mechanical recording device which directly records the votes electronically, the election board officer shall:
      (a) Prepare the mechanical recording device for the voter;
      (b) Ensure that the voter’s precinct or voting district, if that information is available, 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.
      8. A voter applying to vote early by personal appearance may be challenged pursuant to NRS 293.303.


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:
      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 which identifies the mechanical recording device and the storage device required pursuant to NRS 293B.084;
             (3) The number of ballots voted on the mechanical recording device for that day;
             (4) The number of signatures in the roster for early voting for that day;
             (5) The number of signatures on signature cards for the day; and
             (6) The number of signatures in the roster designated for electors who applied to register to vote or applied to vote at the polling place pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive.
      (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 signature cards used for early voting;
      (d) The storage device required pursuant to NRS 293B.084 from each mechanical recording device used during the period for early voting; and
      (e) 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) Indicate the number of ballots on an official statement of ballots; and
      (b) Place the storage devices 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 storage devices to the central counting place.


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 293.217 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 polling places 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 polling place 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.
 

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.
 

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.

 
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.

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.
 
 
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 3,000 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.


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.

ELECTION SECURITY
 
 NRS 293.870 Confidentiality of records relating to security of information systems used for elections; limitations on disclosure.
      1. Any records of the Secretary of State or a county or city clerk that relate to the security of an information system used for elections are confidential and are not public records pursuant to chapter 239 of NRS. Such records include, without limitation:
      (a) Risk assessments;
      (b) Vulnerability assessments; and
      (c) Any other information that identifies the preparation for or prevention of a threat or attack on an information system used for elections.
      2. The Secretary of State or a county or city clerk shall not disclose any records that are confidential pursuant to this section, except that such records may be provided confidentially to:
      (a) Any state agency or local government;
      (b) A cybersecurity incident response team appointed pursuant to NRS 480.928; or
      (c) Appropriate law enforcement officers or prosecuting attorneys,
 but only for the purpose of preparing for and mitigating risks to or otherwise protecting the security of elections or as part of a criminal investigation.
 
NRS 293.875 Training on cybersecurity required for local election officials; notification of Secretary of State of attacks on security of information systems used by such officials.
      1. At least once each year, each county or city clerk and all members of their staff whose duties include administering an election must complete a training class on cybersecurity that is approved by the Secretary of State.
      2. If any county or city clerk or other local election official identifies or is informed of a confirmed attack or attempted attack on the security of an information system used by the county or city clerk or other local election official, the county or city clerk or other local election official shall immediately notify the Secretary of State regarding such attack or attempted attack.

ELECTIONS AFFECTED BY CERTAIN EMERGENCIES OR DISASTERS

General Provisions
 
NRS 293.8801 Legislative findings and declaration.The Legislature hereby finds and declares that:
      1. The State of Nevada faces a substantial and continuing danger that the occurrence or existence of an emergency or disaster in this State will adversely affect the public’s health, safety and welfare and the ability of elections officials to prepare for and conduct an affected election safely and securely under such circumstances.
      2. If an emergency or disaster occurs or exists in this State, the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, ensure that:
      (a) Elections officials have certainty concerning the procedures to prepare for and conduct an affected election safely and securely and are able to carry out their official powers and duties so that the public’s health, safety and welfare are protected and the security and integrity of the affected election are preserved under such circumstances; and
      (b) The voters have faith and confidence that they can participate in the affected election and exercise their right to vote without fear for their health, safety and welfare under such circumstances.
      (Added to NRS by 2020, 32nd Special Session, 21)

 
NRS 293.8804 Definitions.As used in NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 293.8807 to 293.8817, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.
 
NRS 293.8807 “Active registered voter” or “voter” defined.
      1. “Active registered voter” or “voter” means a registered voter who has an active registration and who has not been designated as inactive pursuant to the provisions of this title.
      2. The term includes, without limitation, a covered voter who registers to vote or has registered to vote pursuant to the provisions of chapter 293D of NRS or the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 52 U.S.C. §§ 20301 et seq.
 
 
NRS 293.8811 “Affected election” or “election” defined.“Affected election” or “election” means a primary election, primary city election, general election, general city election or special election which, in accordance with the provisions of NRS 293.8821, is deemed to be an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive.
 
NRS 293.8814 “Mail ballot” defined.
      1. “Mail ballot” means a mail ballot distributed to an active registered voter in an affected election pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive.
      2. The term does not include:
      (a) An absent ballot.
      (b) A mailing ballot distributed to a voter in a mailing precinct or an absent ballot mailing precinct pursuant to NRS 293.343 to 293.355, inclusive, 293C.112 or 293C.342 to 293C.352, inclusive.
 
NRS 293.8817 “Vote center” defined.“Vote center” means a polling place established by the county or city clerk, as applicable, pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.3072 to 293.3075, inclusive, or 293C.3032 to 293C.3035, inclusive, as applicable, where any person entitled to vote by personal appearance in the county or city, as applicable, may do so on the day of the election.
 

Applicability and Interpretation

      NRS 293.8821 Certain elections deemed affected elections; authority of Governor to order that certain elections deemed affected elections.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, if a state of emergency or declaration of disaster is proclaimed by the Governor or by resolution of the Legislature pursuant to NRS 414.070 for the entire State of Nevada, the following elections are deemed to be affected elections that are subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive:
      (a) A primary election, if on the March 1 preceding the primary election, the state of emergency or declaration of disaster is in effect for the entire State of Nevada.
      (b) A primary city election:
             (1) Held on the date of the primary election set forth in NRS 293.175, if on the March 1 preceding the primary city election, the state of emergency or declaration of disaster is in effect for the entire State of Nevada.
             (2) Held on a date other than the date of the primary election set forth in NRS 293.175, if on the date that is 90 days preceding the date of the primary city election, the state of emergency or declaration of disaster is in effect for the entire State of Nevada.
      (c) A general election, if on the July 1 preceding the general election, the state of emergency or declaration of disaster is in effect for the entire State of Nevada.
      (d) A general city election:
             (1) Held on the date of the general election set forth in NRS 293.12755, if on the July 1 preceding the general city election, the state of emergency or declaration of disaster is in effect for the entire State of Nevada.
             (2) Held on a date other than the date of the general election set forth in NRS 293.12755, if on the date that is 90 days preceding the date of the general city election, the state of emergency or declaration of disaster is in effect for the entire State of Nevada.
      (e) A special election, if:
             (1) On the date that the call for the special election is issued, the state of emergency or declaration of disaster is in effect for the entire State of Nevada; or
             (2) The special election is held on the same day as a primary election, primary city election, general election or general city election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive.
      2. If a state of emergency or declaration of disaster is proclaimed by the Governor or by resolution of the Legislature pursuant to NRS 414.070 for the entire State of Nevada after the applicable date set forth in subsection 1 for an election, the Governor may order that the election is deemed to be an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, if the Governor finds that:
      (a) The health, safety and welfare of voters and elections personnel or the security and integrity of the election may be adversely affected by the emergency or disaster; and
      (b) Elections officials have sufficient time to comply with the requirements set forth in NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, and any applicable requirements set forth in federal law for the election.
      3. If a state of emergency or declaration of disaster is proclaimed by the Governor or by resolution of the Legislature pursuant to NRS 414.070 for one or more specific areas of the State of Nevada affected by the emergency or disaster but not for the entire State of Nevada as provided in subsection 1 or 2, the Governor may order that an election in one or more of those specific areas is deemed to be an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, if the Governor finds that:
      (a) The health, safety and welfare of voters and elections personnel or the security and integrity of the election may be adversely affected by the emergency or disaster; and
      (b) Elections officials have sufficient time to comply with the requirements set forth in NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, and any applicable requirements set forth in federal law for the election.
 
NRS 293.8824 Provisions governing affected elections supersede and preempt conflicting elections provisions; applicability of nonconflicting elections provisions and military-overseas absentee voting acts.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, if any election is deemed to be an affected election:
      (a) The provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, supersede and preempt any conflicting provisions of any other statute or charter, ordinance, interpretation, regulation or rule governing the election; and
      (b) The provisions of any other statute or charter, ordinance, interpretation, regulation or rule governing the election which do not conflict with the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, must be applied to the election, including, without limitation:
             (1) Provisions relating to the registration of electors, updating voter registration information, the voting of registered voters and conducting the election; and
             (2) Provisions relating to the compilation and canvass of election returns and ties, recounts and contests of election.
      2. The provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, do not prohibit a covered voter from registering to vote or requesting or casting a military-overseas ballot in any affected election pursuant to the provisions of chapter 293D of NRS or the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 52 U.S.C. §§ 20301 et seq.
 
 NRS 293.8827 Rules of interpretation; intended public purposes of provisions governing affected elections.
      1. The provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, must be liberally construed and broadly interpreted to achieve their intended public purposes to:
      (a) Protect the public’s health, safety and welfare; and
      (b) Ensure that:
             (1) Every person who is eligible and wants to register to vote in any affected election is able to do so safely and securely.
             (2) Every voter who wants to cast a ballot in any affected election is able to do so safely and securely.
      2. If there is any uncertainty or doubt regarding the construction, interpretation or application of the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, that uncertainty or doubt must be resolved in favor of carrying out the public purposes of those provisions.
 

Registration and Voting

      NRS 293.8831 Early voting by personal appearance; establishment of polling places for early voting within Indian reservations or colonies.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, if any affected election is:
      (a) A primary election or general election, the provisions of NRS 293.356 to 293.361, inclusive, governing early voting by personal appearance apply to the election.
      (b) A primary city election or general city election, the provisions of NRS 293C.355 to 293C.361, inclusive, governing early voting by personal appearance apply to the election if the city has provided for early voting by personal appearance pursuant to NRS 293C.110.
      2. If the affected election is a primary election or general election, the county clerk must establish:
      (a) In a county whose population is 700,000 or more, at least 35 polling places for early voting by personal appearance, which may be any combination of temporary or permanent polling places for early voting.
      (b) In a county whose population is 100,000 or more but less than 700,000, at least 15 polling places for early voting by personal appearance, which may be any combination of temporary or permanent polling places for early voting.
      (c) In a county whose population is less than 100,000, at least 1 permanent polling place for early voting by personal appearance.
      3. In addition to the polling places for early voting established pursuant to subsection 2, the county clerk must establish a temporary polling place for early voting by personal appearance within the boundaries of an Indian reservation or Indian colony that is located in whole or in part within the county if:
      (a) The Indian tribe submits a request to the county clerk for the establishment of such a temporary polling place for early voting; and
      (b) The request described in paragraph (a) is submitted to the county clerk:
             (1) For a primary election, not later than the April 1 preceding the primary election; or
             (2) For a general election, not later than the September 1 preceding the general election.
      4. If the affected election is a primary city election or a general city election and the city has provided for early voting by personal appearance pursuant to NRS 293C.110, the city clerk must establish at least one permanent polling place for early voting by personal appearance in the city.
      5. In addition to the polling place for early voting established pursuant to subsection 4, the city clerk must establish a temporary polling place for early voting by personal appearance within the boundaries of an Indian reservation or Indian colony that is located in whole or in part within the city if:
      (a) The Indian tribe submits a request to the city clerk for the establishment of such a temporary polling place for early voting; and
      (b) The request described in paragraph (a) is submitted to the city clerk:
             (1) For a primary city election:
                   (I) Held on the date of the primary election set forth in NRS 293.175, not later than the April 1 preceding the primary city election.
                   (II) Held on a date other than the date of the primary election set forth in NRS 293.175, not later than 45 days before the date of the primary city election.
             (2) For a general city election:
                   (I) Held on the date of the general election set forth in NRS 293.12755, not later than the September 1 preceding the general city election.
                   (II) Held on a date other than the date of the general election set forth in NRS 293.12755, not later than 45 days before the date of the general city election.
 
NRS 293.8834 Establishment of polling places as vote centers.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, for any affected election, the county or city clerk, as applicable, may establish one or more polling places as vote centers for the day of the election.
      2. If the affected election is a primary election or general election, the county clerk:
      (a) In a county whose population is 700,000 or more, must establish at least 100 vote centers for the day of the election.
      (b) In a county whose population is 100,000 or more but less than 700,000, must establish at least 25 vote centers for the day of the election.
      (c) In a county whose population is less than 100,000, may establish one or more vote centers for the day of the election.
 
NRS 293.8837 Voter registration during certain periods preceding and on election day; establishment of polling places for election precincts.
      1. If any affected election is a primary election, primary city election, general election or general city election, the provisions of NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, apply to the election.
      2. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the county or city clerk, as applicable, may establish polling places for the election precincts in the county or city, as applicable, where:
      (a) A voter may vote in person on the day of the election in his or her election precinct; and
      (b) A person may register to vote pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, and vote in person on the day of the election in his or her election precinct.
      3. If, for a primary election or general election, the county clerk in a county whose population is less than 100,000 does not establish at least one vote center for the day of the election pursuant to NRS 293.8834, the county clerk must establish polling places for the election precincts in the county for the day of the election where:
      (a) A voter may vote in person on the day of the election in his or her election precinct; and
      (b) A person may register to vote pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, and vote in person on the day of the election in his or her election precinct.
      4. If, for a primary city election or general city election, the city clerk does not establish at least one vote center for the day of the election pursuant to NRS 293.8834, the city clerk must establish polling places for the election precincts in the city for the day of the election where:
      (a) A voter may vote in person on the day of the election in his or her election precinct; and
      (b) A person may register to vote pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, and vote in person on the day of the election in his or her election precinct.
 
NRS 293.8841 Establishment of polling places within Indian reservations or colonies and within residential developments exclusively for elderly persons.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, if any affected election is:
      (a) A primary election or general election, the provisions of NRS 293.2733 and 293.2735 apply to a request for the establishment of a polling place for the election.
      (b) A primary city election or general city election, the provisions of NRS 293C.2675 and 293C.268 apply to a request for the establishment of a polling place for the election.
      2. The request for the establishment of:
      (a) A polling place pursuant to NRS 293.2733 or 293.2735 must be submitted to the county clerk not later than the April 1 before the primary election or the September 1 before the general election, as applicable.
      (b) A polling place pursuant to NRS 293C.2675 or 293C.268 must be submitted to the city clerk:
             (1) For a primary city election:
                   (I) Held on the date of the primary election set forth in NRS 293.175, not later than the April 1 preceding the primary city election.
                   (II) Held on a date other than the date of the primary election set forth in NRS 293.175, not later than 45 days before the date of the primary city election.
             (2) For a general city election:
                   (I) Held on the date of the general election set forth in NRS 293.12755, not later than September 1 preceding the general city election.
                   (II) Held on a date other than the date of the general election set forth in NRS 293.12755, not later than 45 days before the date of the general city election.
 
NRS 293.8844 Preparation and distribution of mail ballots and supporting materials; ballot contents; time for distribution; mootness of untimely legal actions which would prevent distribution.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, for any affected election, the county or city clerk, as applicable, shall prepare and distribute to each active registered voter in the county or city, as applicable, a sample ballot and a mail ballot for the election. The county or city clerk shall not distribute a mail ballot to any person who registers to vote for the election pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, but may distribute a sample ballot available at a polling place to such a person.
      2. The mail ballot must include all offices, candidates and measures upon which the voter is entitled to vote at the election.
      3. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, the mail ballot must be distributed to:
      (a) Each active registered voter who:
             (1) Resides within the State, not later than 20 days before the election; and
             (2) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), resides outside the State, not later than 40 days before the election.
      (b) Each covered voter who is entitled to have a military-overseas ballot transmitted pursuant to the provisions of chapter 293D of NRS or the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 52 U.S.C. §§ 20301 et seq., not later than the time required by those provisions.
      4. In the case of a special election where no candidate for federal office will appear on the ballot, the mail ballot must be distributed to each active registered voter not later than 15 days before the special election.
      5. Any untimely legal action which would prevent the mail ballot from being distributed to any voter pursuant to this section is moot and of no effect.
 
NRS 293.8847 Methods of distribution and other requirements for mail ballots and supporting materials; recordation of certain information by clerk.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and chapter 293D of NRS, for any affected election, the county or city clerk, as applicable, shall send to each active registered 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:
      (a) A mail ballot;
      (b) A return envelope;
      (c) An envelope or sleeve into which the mail ballot is inserted to ensure its secrecy;
      (d) An identification envelope, if applicable; and
      (e) Instructions.
      2. In sending a mail ballot to each active registered voter, the county or city clerk shall use an envelope that may not be forwarded to an address of the voter that is different from the address to which the mail ballot is mailed.
      3. The return envelope must include postage prepaid by first-class mail if the active registered voter is within the boundaries of the United States, its territories or possessions or on a military base.
      4. Before sending a mail ballot to an active registered voter, the county or city clerk shall record:
      (a) The date the mail ballot is issued;
      (b) The name of the voter to whom the mail ballot is issued, his or her precinct or district and his or her political affiliation, if any, unless all the offices on the mail ballot are nonpartisan offices;
      (c) The number of the mail ballot; and
      (d) Any remarks the county or city clerk finds appropriate.
 
NRS 293.8851 Requirements for mail ballots distributed to certain voters who have not previously voted in election for federal office in Nevada; exceptions; treatment as provisional ballot under certain circumstances.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, for any affected election, if a person applied by mail or computer to register to vote, or preregistered to vote by mail or computer and is subsequently deemed to be registered to vote, and the person has not previously voted in any election for federal office in this State, the county or city clerk, as applicable, must inform the person that he or she must include a copy of the information required in paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 293.2725 in the return envelope with the mail ballot.
      2. The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply to a person who:
      (a) Registers to vote by mail or computer, or preregisters to vote by mail or computer and is subsequently deemed to be registered to vote, and submits with his or her application to preregister or 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;
      (b) Registers to vote by mail or computer and submits with his or her 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) Registers to vote pursuant to NRS 293.5732 to 293.5757, inclusive, and at that time presents to the Department of Motor Vehicles:
             (1) A copy of a current and valid photo identification;
             (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; or
             (3) 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;
      (d) Is entitled to vote pursuant to the provisions of chapter 293D of NRS or the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 52 U.S.C. §§ 20301 et seq.;
      (e) Is provided the right to vote otherwise than in person pursuant to the provisions of the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act, 52 U.S.C. §§ 20101 et seq.; or
      (f) Is entitled to vote otherwise than in person pursuant to the provisions of any other federal law.
      3. If a person fails to provide the identification required pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 293.2725 with his or her mail ballot:
      (a) The mail ballot must be treated as a provisional ballot; and
      (b) The county or city clerk must:
             (1) Contact the person;
             (2) Allow the person to provide the identification required before 5 p.m. on the third day following the election; and
             (3) If the identification required pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 293.2725 is provided, ensure the mail ballot is delivered to the appropriate mail ballot central counting board.
 
 NRS 293.8854 Procedure for voting by mail ballot; procedure for voting in person after mail ballot sent to voter.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.8857 and chapter 293D of NRS, in order to vote a mail ballot for any affected election, the voter must, in accordance with the instructions:
      (a) Mark and fold the mail ballot;
      (b) Deposit the mail ballot in the return envelope and seal the return envelope;
      (c) Affix his or her signature on the return envelope in the space provided for the signature; and
      (d) Mail or deliver the return envelope in a manner authorized by law.
      2. Except as otherwise provided in chapter 293D of NRS, voting must be only upon candidates whose names appear upon the mail ballot as prepared pursuant to NRS 293.8844, and no person may write in the name of an additional candidate for any office.
      3. If a mail ballot has been sent to a voter who applies to vote in person at a polling place, including, without limitation, a polling place for early voting, the voter must, in addition to complying with all other requirements for voting in person that are set forth in this chapter or chapter 293C of NRS, as applicable, surrender his or her mail ballot or sign an affirmation under penalty of perjury that the voter has not voted during the election. A person who receives a surrendered mail ballot shall mark it “Cancelled.”
 
 NRS 293.8857 Unlawful to mark and sign mail ballot on behalf of voter or assist voter to mark and sign mail ballot; exceptions.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, for any affected election, a person shall not mark and sign a mail ballot on behalf of a voter or assist a voter to mark and sign a mail ballot pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive.
      2. At the direction of a voter who has a physical disability, is at least 65 years of age or is unable to read or write, a person may mark and sign a mail ballot on behalf of the voter or assist the voter to mark and sign a mail ballot pursuant to this section.
      3. If a person marks and signs a mail ballot on behalf of a voter pursuant to this section, the person must:
      (a) Indicate next to his or her signature that the mail ballot has been marked and signed on behalf of the voter; and
      (b) Submit a written statement with the mail ballot that includes the name, address and signature of the person.
      4. If a person assists a voter to mark and sign a mail ballot pursuant to this section, the person or the voter must submit a written statement with the mail ballot that includes the name, address and signature of the person who provided the assistance.
 
NRS 293.8861 Procedure for timely returning mail ballot; treatment of mail ballot when postmark cannot be determined; requirements for ballot drop boxes.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2 and chapter 293D of NRS, in order for a mail ballot to be counted for any affected election, the mail ballot must be:
      (a) Before the time set for closing of the polls, delivered by hand to the county or city clerk, as applicable, or any ballot drop box established in the county or city, as applicable, pursuant to this section; or
      (b) Mailed to the county or city clerk, as applicable, and:
             (1) Postmarked on or before the day of the election; and
             (2) Received by the clerk not later than 5 p.m. on the seventh day following the election.
      2. If a mail ballot is received by mail not later than 5 p.m. on the third day following the election and the date of the postmark cannot be determined, the mail ballot shall be deemed to have been postmarked on or before the day of the election.
      3. Each county or city clerk must establish at least one location in the county or city, as applicable, for a ballot drop box where mail ballots can be delivered by hand and collected during the period for early voting and on election day.
      4. A ballot drop box must be:
      (a) Constructed of metal or any other rigid material of sufficient strength and resistance to protect the security of the mail ballots; and
      (b) Capable of securely receiving and holding the mail ballots and being locked.
      5. A ballot drop box must be:
      (a) Placed in an accessible and convenient location at the office of the county or city clerk, as applicable, or a polling place in the county or city, as applicable; and
      (b) Made available for use during the hours when the office of the county or city clerk, as applicable, or the polling place is open for business or voting, as applicable.
 
NRS 293.8864 Persons authorized to return mail ballot; unlawful acts relating to return of mail ballot; penalty.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, at the request of a voter whose mail ballot has been prepared by or on behalf of the voter for an affected election, a person authorized by the voter may return the mail ballot on behalf of the voter by mail or personal delivery to the county or city clerk, as applicable, or any ballot drop box established in the county or city, as applicable, pursuant to NRS 293.8861.
      2. Except for an election board officer in the course of the election board officer’s official duties, a person shall not willfully:
      (a) Impede, obstruct, prevent or interfere with the return of a voter’s mail ballot;
      (b) Deny a voter the right to return the voter’s mail ballot; or
      (c) If the person receives the voter’s mail ballot and authorization to return the mail ballot on behalf of the voter by mail or personal delivery, fail to return the mail ballot, unless otherwise authorized by the voter, by mail or personal delivery:
             (1) Before the end of the third day after the day of receipt, if the person receives the mail ballot from the voter four or more days before the day of the election; or
             (2) Before the deadline established by the United States Postal Service for the mail ballot to be postmarked on the day of the election or before the polls close on the day of the election, as applicable to the type of delivery, if the person receives the mail ballot from the voter three or fewer days before the day of the election.
      3. A person who violates any provision of subsection 2 is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.
 

Verification and Counting of Mail Ballots

      NRS 293.8871 Establishment of procedures for processing and counting mail ballots.
      1. For any affected election, the county or city clerk, as applicable, shall establish procedures for the processing and counting of mail ballots.
      2. The procedures established pursuant to subsection 1:
      (a) May authorize mail ballots to be processed and counted by electronic means; and
      (b) Must not conflict with the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive.
 
NRS 293.8874 Duties of clerk upon return of mail ballots: Procedure for checking signature; safeguarding and delivery of mail ballots for counting; procedure for contacting voter to remedy certain defects in returned mail ballot.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.200, for any affected election, when a mail ballot is returned by or on behalf of a voter to the county or city clerk, as applicable, and a record of its return is made in the mail ballot record for the election, the clerk or an employee in the office of the clerk shall check the signature used for the mail ballot in accordance with the following procedure:
      (a) The clerk or employee shall check the signature used for the mail ballot against all signatures of the voter available in the records of the clerk.
      (b) If at least two employees in the office of the clerk believe there is a reasonable question of fact as to whether the signature used for the mail ballot matches the signature of the voter, the clerk shall contact the voter and ask the voter to confirm whether the signature used for the mail ballot belongs to the voter.
      2. For purposes of subsection 1:
      (a) There is a reasonable question of fact as to whether the signature used for the mail ballot matches the signature of the voter if the signature used for the mail ballot differs in multiple, significant and obvious respects from the signatures of the voter available in the records of the clerk.
      (b) There is not a reasonable question of fact as to whether the signature used for the mail ballot matches the signature of the voter if:
             (1) The signature used for the mail ballot is a variation of the signature of the voter caused by the substitution of initials for the first or middle name or the use of a common nickname and it does not otherwise differ in multiple, significant and obvious respects from the signatures of the voter available in the records of the clerk; or
             (2) There are only slight dissimilarities between the signature used for the mail ballot and the signatures of the voter available in the records of the clerk.
      3. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, if the clerk determines that the voter is entitled to cast the mail ballot, the clerk shall deposit the mail ballot in the proper ballot box or place the mail ballot, unopened, in a container that must be securely locked or under the control of the clerk at all times. The clerk shall deliver the mail ballots to the mail ballot central counting board to be processed and prepared for counting.
      4. If the clerk determines when checking the signature used for the mail ballot that the voter failed to affix his or her signature or failed to affix it in the manner required by law for the mail ballot or that there is a reasonable question of fact as to whether the signature used for the mail ballot matches the signature of the voter, but the voter is otherwise entitled to cast the mail ballot, the clerk shall contact the voter and advise the voter of the procedures to provide a signature or a confirmation that the signature used for the mail ballot belongs to the voter, as applicable. For the mail ballot to be counted, the voter must provide a signature or a confirmation, as applicable, not later than 5 p.m. on the ninth day following the election.
      5. The clerk shall prescribe procedures for a voter who failed to affix his or her signature or failed to affix it in the manner required by law for the mail ballot, or for whom there is a reasonable question of fact as to whether the signature used for the mail ballot matches the signature of the voter, in order to:
      (a) Contact the voter;
      (b) Allow the voter to provide a signature or a confirmation that the signature used for the mail ballot belongs to the voter, as applicable; and
      (c) After a signature or a confirmation is provided, as applicable, ensure the mail ballot is delivered to the mail ballot central counting board.
      6. The procedures established pursuant to subsection 5 for contacting a voter must require the clerk to contact the voter, as soon as possible after receipt of the mail ballot, by:
      (a) Mail;
      (b) Telephone, if a telephone number for the voter is available in the records of the clerk; and
      (c) Electronic mail, if the voter has provided the clerk with sufficient information to contact the voter by such means.
 
NRS 293.8877 Appointment and membership of mail ballot central counting board; board under direction of clerk.
      1. For any affected election, the county or city clerk, as applicable, shall appoint a mail ballot central counting board for the election.
      2. The clerk shall appoint and notify voters to act as election board officers for the mail ballot central counting board in such numbers as the clerk determines to be required by the volume of mail ballots required to be sent to each active registered voter in the county or city, as applicable, for the election. The voters appointed as election board officers for the mail ballot central counting board 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 such an election board officer.
      3. The clerk’s deputies who perform duties in connection with elections shall be deemed officers of the mail ballot central counting board.
      4. The mail ballot central counting board is under the direction of the clerk.
 
  NRS 293.8881 Period for counting mail ballots; counting must be public; rejection of certain mail ballots.
      1. For any affected election, the mail ballot central counting board may begin counting the received mail ballots 15 days before the day of the election. The board must complete the count of all mail ballots on or before the ninth day following the election. The counting procedure must be public.
      2. If two or more mail ballots are found folded together to present the appearance of a single ballot, they must be laid aside. If a majority of the inspectors are of the opinion that the mail ballots folded together were voted by one person, the mail 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 an election board officer and placed in the container or ballot box after the count is completed.
 
  NRS 293.8884 Process for counting mail ballots; requirements relating to empty envelopes and rejected mail ballots.Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.200, for any affected election, each mail ballot central counting board shall process the mail ballots in the following manner:
      1. The name of the voter, as shown on the return envelope, must be checked as if the voter were voting in person;
      2. If the board determines that the voter is entitled to cast a mail ballot, the return envelope must be opened, the numbers on the mail ballot and return envelope compared, the number strip or stub detached from the mail ballot and, if the numbers are the same, the mail ballot must be counted;
      3. An election board officer shall indicate in the roster “Voted” by the name of the voter; and
      4. When all mail ballots delivered to the board have been voted or rejected, except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.200, the empty envelopes and the envelopes containing rejected mail ballots must be returned to the clerk. On all envelopes containing rejected mail ballots, the cause of rejection must be noted and the envelope signed by an election board officer.
 
NRS 293.8887 Certification and reporting of mail ballot results; secrecy of mail ballots; unlawful to disseminate information about mail ballot results before polls close and all votes cast on election day; penalty.
      1. For any affected election, the voting results of the mail ballot vote in each precinct must be certified and submitted to the county or city clerk, as applicable, who shall have the results added to the votes of the precinct that were not cast by mail ballot. The returns of the mail ballot vote must be reported separately from the other votes that were not cast by mail ballot in the precinct unless reporting the returns separately would violate the secrecy of a voter’s ballot.
      2. The clerk shall develop a procedure to ensure that each mail ballot is kept secret.
      3. No voting results of mail ballots may be released until all polling places are closed and all votes have been cast on the day of the election. Any person who disseminates to the public in any way information pertaining to the count of mail ballots before all polling places are closed and all votes have been cast on the day of the election is guilty of a misdemeanor.
 

CONFIDENTIAL AND PERSONAL INFORMATION OF CERTAIN PERSONS


General Provisions

NRS 293.900 Definitions.As used in NRS 293.900 to 293.920, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 293.902 and 293.904 have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.
 
NRS 293.902 “Confidential information” defined.“Confidential information” means personal information deemed confidential pursuant to NRS 293.906.
 
 NRS 293.904 “Personal information” defined.“Personal information” means:
      1. The home address of a person;
      2. The home address of the spouse, domestic partner or minor child of a person; and
      3. Any telephone number or electronic mail address of a person,
 but does not include an assessor’s parcel number.
 

Procedures

      NRS 293.906 Court order required to request confidentiality of certain personal information; duties of Secretary of State or county or city clerk.
      1. Any person listed in NRS 293.908 who wishes to have personal information about himself or herself that is contained in the records of the Secretary of State or a county or city clerk be kept confidential must obtain an order of a court that requires the Secretary of State or the county clerk or city clerk to maintain the personal information of the person in a confidential manner. Such an order must be based on a sworn affidavit by the person, which affidavit:
      (a) States that the affiant qualifies as a person listed in NRS 293.908; and
      (b) Sets forth sufficient justification for the request for confidentiality.
      2. Upon receipt of such an order, the Secretary of State or a county or city clerk shall keep such information confidential and shall not:
      (a) Disclose the confidential information to anyone, unless disclosure is specifically authorized in writing by that person; or
      (b) Post the confidential information on the Internet or its successor, if any, or make the information available to others in any other way.
 
NRS 293.908 Persons who may request personal information to be kept confidential.
      1. The following persons may request that personal information contained in the records of the Secretary of State or a county or city clerk be kept confidential:
      (a) Any justice or judge in this State.
      (b) Any senior justice or senior judge in this State.
      (c) Any court-appointed master in this State.
      (d) Any clerk of a court, court administrator or court executive officer in this State.
      (e) Any district attorney or attorney employed by the district attorney who as part of his or her normal job responsibilities prosecutes persons for:
             (1) Crimes that are punishable as category A felonies; or
             (2) Domestic violence.
      (f) Any state or county public defender who as part of his or her normal job responsibilities defends persons for:
             (1) Crimes that are punishable as category A felonies; or
             (2) Domestic violence.
      (g) Any person, including without limitation, a social worker, employed by this State or a political subdivision of this State who as part of his or her normal job responsibilities:
             (1) Interacts with the public; and
             (2) Performs tasks related to child welfare services or child protective services or tasks that expose the person to comparable dangers.
      (h) Any county manager in this State.
      (i) Any inspector, officer or investigator employed by this State or a political subdivision of this State designated by his or her employer:
             (1) Who possess specialized training in code enforcement;
             (2) Who, as part of his or her normal job responsibilities, interacts with the public; and
             (3) Whose primary duties are the performance of tasks related to code enforcement.
      (j) The spouse, domestic partner or minor child of a person described in paragraphs (a) to (i), inclusive.
      (k) The surviving spouse, domestic partner or minor child of a person described in paragraphs (a) to (i), inclusive, who was killed in the performance of his or her duties.
      2. As used in this section:
      (a) “Child protective services” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.042.
      (b) “Child welfare services” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.044.
      (c) “Code enforcement” means the enforcement of laws, ordinances or codes regulating public nuisances or the public health, safety and welfare.
      (d) “Social worker” means any person licensed under chapter 641B of NRS.
 
NRS 293.910 Limitations on disclosure of confidential information.If a person listed in NRS 293.908 requests confidentiality, the confidential information of that person may only be disclosed as provided in NRS 239.0115 or 293.912 or as otherwise specifically authorized by law.
 
NRS 293.912 Authorization to provide confidential information to certain persons or entities; records.
      1. The Secretary of State or a county or city clerk may provide confidential information for use:
      (a) By any governmental entity, including, without limitation, any court or law enforcement agency, in carrying out its functions, or any person acting on behalf of a federal, state or local governmental agency in carrying out its functions.
      (b) In connection with any civil, criminal, administrative or arbitration proceeding before any federal or state court, regulatory body, board, commission or agency, including, without limitation, use for service of process, investigation in anticipation of litigation, and execution or enforcement of judgments and orders or pursuant to an order of a federal or state court.
      (c) By a private investigator, private patrol officer or security consultant who is licensed pursuant to chapter 648 of NRS, for any use authorized pursuant to this section.
      (d) In connection with an investigation conducted pursuant to NRS 253.0415 or 253.220.
      (e) In activities relating to research and the production of statistical reports, if the address or information will not be published or otherwise disclosed or used to contact any person.
      (f) In the bulk distribution of surveys, marketing material or solicitations, if the Secretary of State or the county or city clerk has adopted policies and procedures to ensure that the information will be used or sold only for use in the bulk distribution of surveys, marketing material or solicitations.
      (g) By a reporter or editorial employee who is employed by or affiliated with any newspaper, press association or commercially operated, federally licensed radio or television station.
      (h) By a title agent or title insurer acting pursuant to chapter 692A of NRS.
      2. Except for a reporter or editorial employee described in paragraph (g) of subsection 1, a person who obtains information pursuant to this section and sells or discloses that information shall keep and maintain for at least 5 years a record of:
      (a) Each person to whom the information is sold or disclosed; and
      (b) The purpose for which that person will use the information.
 
NRS 293.914 Denial of request for confidential information.Except for a request from a governmental entity pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NRS 293.912 or in response to an order of a federal or state court pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 293.912, the Secretary of State or a county or city clerk may deny a request for confidential information if the Secretary of State or the county or city clerk reasonably believes that the information may be used in an unauthorized manner.
 

Prohibitions; Penalties

 NRS 293.916 Unlawful to obtain, disclose or use personal or confidential information in unauthorized manner.
      1. A person shall not:
      (a) Make a false representation to obtain any information pursuant to NRS 293.900 to 293.914, inclusive; or
      (b) Knowingly obtain or disclose information pursuant to NRS 293.900 to 293.914, inclusive, for any use not authorized pursuant to NRS 293.900 to 293.914, inclusive.
      2. A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.
 
NRS 293.918 Unlawful to disclose confidential information that will create substantial risk of bodily harm.If a person discloses confidential information about a person listed in NRS 293.908 in violation of NRS 293.900 to 293.914, inclusive, and the person who makes the disclosure knows or reasonably should know that such disclosure will create a substantial risk of bodily harm to the person about whom the information pertains, the person who makes the disclosure is guilty of a misdemeanor.
 
NRS 293.920 Civil penalties.In addition to any penalty imposed pursuant to NRS 293.916 or 293.918, the court may order a person who commits an act described in those sections to pay a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $2,500 for each act.

NRS 293.440 Lists of registered voters 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.

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.
 
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 appropriate election officers in 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.
 
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 52 U.S.C. § 20921 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.
 
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.
 
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 or places at which the registered voter is entitled 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.
 
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 pursuant to NRS 293.3078 to 293.3086, inclusive, and the reason for the casting of each such provisional ballot.
      (h) The number of provisional ballots cast pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive.
      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.
 
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. 

NRS 293.363 Preparation by counting board to count ballots; counting must be public and continue until completed; requirements for counting paper ballots; rejection of certain ballots; record of discrepancies.Except as otherwise provided for an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive:
      1. 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.
      2. If the ballots are paper ballots, the counting board shall prepare in the following manner:
      (a) 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.
      (b) 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.
      (c) 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.


NRS 293.365 Accounting for all paper ballots before counting of votes begins.Except as otherwise provided for an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, no counting board in any precinct, district or polling place in which paper ballots are used may commence to count the votes until all ballots used or unused are accounted for.


NRS 293.367 Standards for rejecting ballots for appearance of tampering; 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.


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.


NRS 293.370 Procedure for completion of tally lists.When all the votes have been counted, the counting board officers shall produce a tally list organized by precinct and ballot type indicating the number of votes that each candidate received. The votes for and against any question submitted to the electors must be entered in the same manner.


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.


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 15 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 absent 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 absent ballots according to the county clerk’s absent ballot record for the election.
      2. The counting board or absent ballot central counting board shall count the number of absent ballots in the same manner as election boards.


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 absent 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 absent ballots received the previous day and ascertain that each box or container has the required number of absent ballots according to the county clerk’s absent ballot record for the election.
      2. If any absent ballots are received by the county clerk on election day and the county clerk has determined that the absent voters are entitled to cast the absent ballots pursuant to NRS 293.325, the county clerk shall deposit the absent ballots in the appropriate ballot boxes or containers.
      3. Not earlier than 15 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.


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 10th day following the election or, if applicable, the 13th day following an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive.
      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 on or before the 10th day following the election or, if applicable, the 13th day following an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive.
      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.


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.


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 paragraph (g) of subsection 1 of NRS 293.530 when determining the percentage of voters who have voted or the total number of voters.


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 this title 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 and records printed on paper of voted ballots collected pursuant to NRS 293B.400 which are deposited with the county clerk.
      5. The voted ballots and records printed on paper of voted ballots collected pursuant to NRS 293B.400 which are 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.


NRS 293.393 Preparation of abstracts of votes cast at general election or certain other elections; preparation and delivery of certificates of election for certain offices.
      1. On or before the 10th 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 or, if applicable, on or before the 13th day after an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, 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.


NRS 293.394 Risk-limiting audits of election results; regulations. [Effective through December 31, 2021.]
      1. The Secretary of State shall adopt regulations for conducting a risk-limiting audit of an election, which may include, without limitation:
      (a) Procedures to conduct a risk-limiting audit;
      (b) Criteria for which elections must be audited; and
      (c) Criteria to determine the scope of the risk-limiting audit.
      2. As used in this section, “risk-limiting audit” means an audit protocol that:
      (a) Makes use of statistical principles and methods; and
      (b) Is designed to limit the risk of certifying an incorrect election outcome.


NRS 293.394 Risk-limiting audits of election results; regulations; audits required before certification of election results. [Effective January 1, 2022.]
      1. The Secretary of State shall adopt regulations for conducting a risk-limiting audit of an election, which may include, without limitation:
      (a) Procedures to conduct a risk-limiting audit;
      (b) Criteria for which elections must be audited; and
      (c) Criteria to determine the scope of the risk-limiting audit.
      2. In accordance with the regulations adopted by the Secretary of State pursuant to this section, each county clerk shall conduct a risk-limiting audit of the results of an election prior to the certification of the results of the election pursuant to NRS 293.395.
      3. As used in this section, “risk-limiting audit” means an audit protocol that:
      (a) Makes use of statistical principles and methods; and
      (b) Is designed to limit the risk of certifying an incorrect election outcome.


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.


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.

STATEWIDE VOTER PREREGISTRATION AND REGISTRATION SYSTEMS AND DATABASES
 
NRS 293.671 Establishment of statewide voter preregistration and registration system; duties of Secretary of State; requirements for system; disclosures.
      1. The Secretary of State shall establish a system on the Internet website of the Office of the Secretary of State to allow persons by computer to:
      (a) Preregister and register to vote;
      (b) Cancel his or her preregistration or voter registration;
      (c) Update his or her preregistration or voter registration information, including, without limitation, the person’s name, address and party affiliation; and
      (d) Determine at what polling place or places he or she is entitled to vote.
      2. The system established pursuant to subsection 1 must:
      (a) Be user friendly;
      (b) Comply with any procedures and requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.250 and 293.4855; and
      (c) Inform any person who uses the system to register to vote for an election pursuant to NRS 293.5837, 293.5842 and 293.5847 that the person may vote in the election only if the person complies with the applicable requirements established by those sections.
      3. The Secretary of State shall include on the system, in black lettering and not more than 14-point type, the following information:
      (a) The qualifications to register or preregister to vote;
      (b) That if the applicant does not meet the qualifications, he or she is prohibited from registering or preregistering to vote; and
      (c) The penalties for submitting a false application.
      4. The Secretary of State shall not include on the system:
      (a) Any additional warnings regarding the penalties for submitting a false application; or
      (b) The notice set forth in NRS 225.083.
 
NRS 293.675 Establishment and maintenance of statewide voter registration list; duties of Secretary of State; requirements for list; duties of county and city clerks and Department of Motor Vehicles; verification of information with Social Security Administration; agreements with state agencies to provide information necessary for list; exchange of information with 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 7, 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 8, 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) Except for information related to the preregistration of persons to vote, 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 52 U.S.C. § 21083, to verify the accuracy of information in an application to register to vote.
      6. The Department of Motor Vehicles shall ensure that its database:
      (a) Is capable of processing any information related to an application to register to vote, an application to update voter registration information or a request to verify the accuracy of voter registration information as quickly as is feasible; and
      (b) Does not limit the number of applications to register to vote, applications to update voter registration information or requests to verify the accuracy of voter registration information that may be processed by the database in any given day.
      7. 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.
      8. 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.

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; 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.
 
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.
 
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.

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.
 
 NRS 293.710 Intimidation of voters and other unlawful acts in connection with election process.
      1. It is unlawful for any person, in connection with any election, petition or preregistration 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.
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.
 
NRS 293.730 Unlawful interference with conduct of election; unlawful acts relating to certain ballots; unlawful acts inside polling place.
      1. Except for an election board officer in the course of the election board officer’s official duties, a person shall not:
      (a) Remain in or outside of any polling place so as to interfere with the conduct of the election.
      (b) Accept from any voter a ballot prepared by or on behalf of the voter, other than an absent ballot, mailing ballot, mail ballot or military-overseas ballot prepared by or on behalf of the voter with his or her authorization pursuant to this title.
      (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 one at which the person is entitled to vote.
      (e) Show his or her ballot to another person, after voting, so as to reveal any of his or her votes on the ballot, other than on his or her absent ballot, mailing ballot, mail ballot or military-overseas ballot prepared by or on behalf of the voter with his or her authorization pursuant to this title.
      (f) Inside a polling place, ask another person for his or her name, address or political affiliation or for whom he or she intends to vote.
      (g) Send, transmit, distribute or deliver a ballot to a voter, other than an absent ballot, mailing ballot, mail ballot or military-overseas ballot when permitted pursuant to this title.
      (h) Except when permitted by the voter, alter, change, deface, damage or destroy an absent ballot, mailing ballot, mail ballot or military-overseas ballot prepared by or on behalf of the voter with his or her authorization pursuant to this title.
      2. A voter shall not:
      (a) Accept a ballot from another person, other than an election board officer in the course of the election board officer’s official duties or a person who sends, transmits, distributes or delivers an absent ballot, mailing ballot, mail ballot or military-overseas ballot to the voter when permitted pursuant to this title.
      (b) Deliver to an election board officer in the course of the election board officer’s official duties 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 that he or she voted, other than any such mark that is permitted to be placed on an absent ballot, mailing ballot, mail ballot or military-overseas ballot prepared by or on behalf of the voter with his or her authorization pursuant to this title.
      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.
 
 
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.
 
 
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.
 
 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 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.
 
 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) Stated on all sample ballots distributed by mail or electronic means;
      (b) Posted in boldface type at each polling place; and
      (c) Posted in boldface type at the office of the county or city clerk.
 
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 one in which the person is entitled to vote, such person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
 
NRS 293.800 Unlawful 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. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, 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. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to a person who preregisters to vote.
      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.
 
NRS 293.805 Unlawful to pay compensation based upon total number of persons preregistered or registered or total number preregistered or registered in particular political party.
      1. It is unlawful for a person to provide compensation for preregistering or registering voters that is based upon:
      (a) The total number of persons or voters a person preregisters or registers; or
      (b) The total number of persons or voters a person preregisters or 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.
 
NRS 293.810 Preregistration or registration in more than one county at one time.It is unlawful for any person to be preregistered to vote or registered as a voter in more than one county at one time.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
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.

NRS 293.3072 County clerks authorized to establish polling places as vote centers where eligible voters in county may vote on election day.
      1. A county clerk may establish one or more polling places in the county where any person entitled to vote in the county by personal appearance may do so on the day of the primary election or general election.
      2. Any person entitled to vote in the county by personal appearance may do so at any polling place established pursuant to subsection 1.
 

NRS 293.3073 Requirements for providing notice of locations of vote centers; exceptions; limitations on establishing additional vote centers after such notice.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, if a county clerk establishes one or more polling places pursuant to NRS 293.3072, the county clerk must:
      (a) Publish during the week before the election in a newspaper of general circulation a notice of the location of each such polling place.
      (b) Post a list of the location of each such polling place on any bulletin board used for posting notice of meetings of the board of county commissioners. The list must be posted continuously for a period beginning not later than the fifth business day before the election and ending at 7 p.m. on the day of the election. The county clerk shall make copies of the list available to the public during the period of posting in reasonable quantities without charge.
      2. The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply if every polling place in the county is a polling place where any person entitled to vote in the county by personal appearance may do so on the day of the primary election or general election.
      3. No additional polling place may be established pursuant to NRS 293.3072 after the publication pursuant to this section, except in the case of an emergency and if approved by the Secretary of State.


NRS 293.3075 Requirements for casting ballots at vote centers.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.283 and 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, upon the appearance of a person to cast a ballot at a polling place established pursuant to NRS 293.3072, the election board officer shall:
      (a) Determine that the person is a registered voter in the county and has not already voted in that county in the current election;
      (b) Instruct the voter to sign the roster or a signature card; and
      (c) Verify the signature of the voter in the manner set forth in NRS 293.277.
      2. If the signature of the voter does not match, the voter must be identified by:
      (a) Answering questions from the election board officer covering the personal data which is reported on the application to register to vote;
      (b) Providing the election board officer, orally or in writing, with other personal data which verifies the identity of the voter; or
      (c) Providing the election board officer with proof of identification as described in NRS 293.277 other than the voter registration card issued to the voter.
      3. If the signature of the voter has changed in comparison to the signature on the application to register to vote, the voter must update his or her signature on a form prescribed by the Secretary of State.
      4. The county clerk shall prescribe a procedure, approved by the Secretary of State, to verify that the voter has not already voted in that county in the current election.
      5. When a voter is entitled to cast a ballot and has identified himself or herself to the satisfaction of the election board officer, the voter is entitled to receive the appropriate ballot or ballots, but only for his or her own use at the polling place where he or she applies to vote.
      6. If the ballot is voted on a mechanical recording device which directly records the votes electronically, the election board officer shall:
      (a) Prepare the mechanical voting device for the voter;
      (b) Ensure that the voter’s precinct or voting district and the form of the ballot are indicated on the voting receipt, if the county clerk uses voting receipts; and
      (c) Allow the voter to cast a vote.
      7. A voter applying to vote at a polling place established pursuant to NRS 293.3072 may be challenged pursuant to NRS 293.303.
 

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.
 

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, NRS 293.316 or chapter 293D of NRS;
      (c) Is disabled;
      (d) Is provided the right to vote otherwise than in person pursuant to the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act, 52 U.S.C. §§ 20101 et seq.;
      (e) 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;
      (f) Requests an absent ballot in person at the office of the county clerk; or
      (g) Is sent a mail ballot pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.8847 and includes a copy of the information required pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 293.2725 with his or her voted mail ballot, if required pursuant to NRS 293.8851.
 
NRS 293.2725 Person who registers to vote at Department of Motor Vehicles or registers or preregisters 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. [Provisions of this section were amended by an initiative petition approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election, and therefore those provisions may not be subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, in NRS 293.3081, 293.3083 and 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, and in federal law, a person who registers to vote by mail or computer or registers to vote pursuant to NRS 293.5742, or a person who preregisters to vote by mail or computer and is subsequently deemed to be registered to vote, 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; 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.
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 or computer, or preregisters to vote by mail or computer and is subsequently deemed to be registered to vote, and submits with an application to preregister or 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;
      (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) Registers to vote pursuant to NRS 293.5742, and at that time presents to the Department of Motor Vehicles:
             (1) A copy of a current and valid photo identification;
             (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; or
             (3) 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;
      (d) Is entitled to vote an absent ballot pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 52 U.S.C. §§ 20301 et seq.;
      (e) Is provided the right to vote otherwise than in person under the Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act, 52 U.S.C. §§ 20101 et seq.; or
      (f) 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 is mailed by the county clerk to the person and returned to the county clerk by the United States Postal Service.
 
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.
 
 
NRS 293.277 Conditions for entitlement of person to vote; forms of identification to identify registered voter; county clerk to prescribe verification procedure.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.283, 293.541 and 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, if a person’s name appears in the roster 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 roster or on a signature card 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 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 voter registration card issued to the voter;
      (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.
      3. The county clerk shall prescribe a procedure, approved by the Secretary of State, to verify that the voter has not already voted in that county in the current election.
 
 
NRS 293.285 Procedure for taking registered voter’s signature.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.283 and 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive:
      (a) A registered voter applying to vote shall state his or her name to the election board officer in charge of the roster; and
      (b) The election board officer shall:
             (1) Announce the name of the registered voter;
             (2) Instruct the registered voter to sign the roster or signature card;
             (3) Verify the signature of the registered voter in the manner set forth in NRS 293.277; and
             (4) Verify that the registered voter has not already voted in that county in the current election.
      2. If the signature does not match, the voter must be identified by:
      (a) Answering questions from the election board officer covering the personal data which is reported on the application to register to vote;
      (b) Providing the election board officer, orally or in writing, with other personal data which verifies the identity of the voter; or
      (c) Providing the election board officer with proof of identification as described in NRS 293.277 other than the voter registration card issued to the voter.
      3. If the signature of the voter has changed in comparison to the signature on the application to preregister or register to vote, the voter must update his or her signature on a form prescribed by the Secretary of State.
 

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 roster, 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 roster; or
      (c) The ground that the roster 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.
 

 NRS 293.2955 Accessibility of polling place, ballot and election materials to persons who are elderly and to persons with disabilities; particular requirements regarding voting booths and waiting lines; alternative placement of specially equipped voting devices at centralized locations.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, at all times during which a polling place is open:
      (a) The polling place must:
             (1) Be accessible to a voter who is elderly or a voter with a disability; and
             (2) Have at least one voting booth that is:
                   (I) Designed to allow a voter in a wheelchair to vote;
                   (II) Designated for use by a voter who is elderly or a voter with a disability;
                   (III) 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
                   (IV) Equipped with a mechanical recording device which directly records the votes electronically and which may be used by a voter with a disability; and
      (b) Either:
             (1) The polling place must have a separate line for voters with disabilities or who are not physically able to wait in line to vote. Voters in this separate line must be allowed to vote before any voter who is not disabled and is physically able to wait in line to vote; or
             (2) An election board officer at the polling place must allow voters with disabilities or who are not physically able to wait in line to move to the front of the line of voters waiting to vote.
      2. A polling place that does not comply with the provisions of paragraph (a) 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.
 

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 or when the registered voter requests such assistance in any manner.
      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 a polling place at which he or she is entitled to vote.
 

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.
 

NRS 293.301 Procedure for posting or publishing alphabetical listing of registered voters; tearing or defacing alphabetical listing prohibited; penalty.
      1. The county clerk of each county shall:
      (a) 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; or
      (b) Publish on the Internet website of the county clerk an alphabetical listing of all registered voters for each precinct in the county.
      2. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.5002 and 293.558, the alphabetical listing required by subsection 1 must include the name, precinct and political affiliation of each voter.
      3. If the county clerk:
      (a) Requires an alphabetical listing to be posted in each polling place pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1:
             (1) An election board officer at the polling place shall, not less than four times during the hours in which the polling place is open, identify the name of each voter that voted at the polling place; and
             (2) Each page of the alphabetical listing that is posted in a polling place 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 NRS 293.301.
 
      (b) Publishes an alphabetical listing pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1, the county clerk shall, not less than four times during the hours in which polling places in the county are open, identify on the Internet website of the county clerk the name of every voter who has voted at each polling place.
      4. 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, precinct or political affiliation of any voter, or the fact that a voter has or has not voted, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
 

NRS 293.3078 “Provisional ballot” defined.As used in NRS 293.3078 to 293.3086, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:
      1. “Provisional ballot” means a provisional ballot cast by a person pursuant to NRS 293.3078 to 293.3086, inclusive.
      2. The term does not include a provisional ballot cast by a person pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive.
 

NRS 293.3079 Provisional ballot must include all offices, candidates and measures.If a person casts a provisional ballot pursuant to NRS 293.3078 to 293.3086, inclusive, the provisional ballot must include all offices, candidates and measures upon which the person would have been entitled to vote if the person had cast a regular 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 pursuant to NRS 293.3078 to 293.3086, inclusive, 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.
 

NRS 293.3082 Casting of provisional ballot: Specific prerequisites; completion of written affirmation; contents of affirmation; provision of receipt; notation on roster.
      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.
 

NRS 293.3083 Casting of ballot by mail; treatment as provisional ballot under certain circumstances.A person may cast a ballot by mail, 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.
 

 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.
 

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.
 

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.

NRS 293.343 Eligibility of certain voters to vote in mailing precincts; effect of county clerk designating precinct as mailing precinct; designation of polling places where voters in mailing precincts may vote in person.
      1. Except as otherwise provided for an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, 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 293.343 to 293.355, inclusive.
      2. Except as otherwise provided for an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, 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 293.343 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.


NRS 293.345 Distribution of mailing ballots; notice of designated polling places where voters in mailing precincts may vote in person; mootness of untimely legal actions which would prevent distribution.
      1. Except as otherwise provided for an affected election that is subject to the provisions of NRS 293.8801 to 293.8887, inclusive, 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 a 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 mailing 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.
      3. Any untimely legal action which would prevent the mailing ballot from being distributed to any voter pursuant to this section is moot and of no effect.


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.


NRS 293.352 Unlawful to mark and sign mailing ballot on behalf of voter or assist voter to mark and sign mailing ballot; exceptions.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall not mark and sign a mailing ballot on behalf of a voter or assist a voter to mark and sign a mailing ballot pursuant to NRS 293.343 to 293.355, inclusive.
      2. At the direction of a voter who has a physical disability, is at least 65 years of age or is unable to read or write, a person may mark and sign a mailing ballot on behalf of the voter or assist the voter to mark and sign a mailing ballot pursuant to this section.
      3. If a person marks and signs a mailing ballot on behalf of a voter pursuant to this section, the person must:
      (a) Indicate next to his or her signature that the mailing ballot has been marked and signed on behalf of the voter; and
      (b) Submit a written statement with the mailing ballot that includes the name, address and signature of the person.
      4. If a person assists a voter to mark and sign a mailing ballot pursuant to this section, the person or the voter must submit a written statement with the mailing ballot that includes the name, address and signature of the person who provided the assistance.


NRS 293.353 Procedure for voting by mailing ballot; procedure for voting in person after receipt of mailing ballot; persons authorized to return mailing ballot; unlawful acts relating to return of mailing ballot; penalty.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, NRS 293.352 and chapter 293D of NRS, in order to vote a mailing ballot, the registered voter must, in accordance with the instructions:
      (a) Mark and fold the mailing ballot;
      (b) Deposit the mailing ballot in the return envelope and seal the return envelope;
      (c) Affix his or her signature on the return envelope in the space provided for the signature; and
      (d) Mail or deliver the return envelope in a manner authorized by law.
      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 and fold the mailing ballot, deposit it in the return envelope and seal the return envelope and affix his or her signature in the same manner as provided in subsection 1, and deliver the return 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. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, at the request of a voter whose mailing ballot has been prepared by or on behalf of the voter for an election, a person authorized by the voter may return the mailing ballot on behalf of the voter by mail or personal delivery to the county clerk.
      5. Except for an election board officer in the course of the election board officer’s official duties, a person shall not willfully:
      (a) Impede, obstruct, prevent or interfere with the return of a voter’s mailing ballot;
      (b) Deny a voter the right to return the voter’s mailing ballot; or
      (c) If the person receives the voter’s mailing ballot and authorization to return the mailing ballot on behalf of the voter by mail or personal delivery, fail to return the mailing ballot, unless otherwise authorized by the voter, by mail or personal delivery:
             (1) Before the end of the third day after the day of receipt, if the person receives the mailing ballot from the voter four or more days before the day of the election; or
             (2) Before the deadline established by the United States Postal Service for the mailing ballot to be postmarked on the day of the election or before the polls close on the day of the election, as applicable to the type of delivery, if the person receives the mailing ballot from the voter three or fewer days before the day of the election.
      6. A person who violates any provision of subsection 5 is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.


NRS 293.355 Duties of county clerk upon return or voting in person of mailing ballots; applicability of procedures governing absent ballots.
      1. When a mailing ballot is returned by or on behalf of 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.

NRS 293.484 Contents of voter registration cards; issuance of card is not prerequisite to vote.
      1. A voter registration card must contain:
      (a) The name, address, political affiliation and precinct number of the voter;
      (b) The date of its issuance; and
      (c) The signature of the county clerk.
      2. If a voter is qualified to register to vote for an election and has properly completed any method authorized by the provisions of this title to register to vote for the election, the issuance of a voter registration card to the voter is not a prerequisite to vote in the election.
 
 NRS 293.485 Qualifications to vote: Citizenship; age; residence; registration.
      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,
 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.
 
NRS 293.4855 Qualifications and procedures for certain minors to preregister to vote; regulations.
      1. Every citizen of the United States who is 17 years of age or older but less than 18 years of age and has continuously resided in this State for 30 days or longer may preregister to vote by any of the methods available for a person to register to vote pursuant to this title. A person eligible to preregister to vote is deemed to be preregistered to vote upon the submission of a completed application to preregister to vote.
      2. If a person preregisters to vote, he or she shall be deemed to be a registered voter on his or her 18th birthday unless:
      (a) The person’s preregistration has been cancelled as described in subsection 7; or
      (b) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.210, on the person’s 18th birthday, he or she does not satisfy the voter eligibility requirements set forth in NRS 293.485.
      3. The county clerk shall issue to a person who is deemed to be registered to vote pursuant to subsection 2 a voter registration card as soon as practicable after the person is deemed to be registered to vote, but the issuance of a voter registration card to the person is not a prerequisite to vote in an election.
      4. On the date that a person who preregisters to vote is deemed to be registered to vote, his or her application to preregister to vote is deemed to be his or her application to register to vote.
      5. If a person preregistered to vote:
      (a) By mail or computer, he or she shall be deemed to have registered to vote by mail or computer, as applicable.
      (b) In person, he or she shall be deemed to have registered to vote in person.
      6. The preregistration information of a person may be updated by any of the methods for updating the voter registration information of a person pursuant to this chapter.
      7. The preregistration to vote of a person may be cancelled by any of the means and for any of the reasons for cancelling voter registration pursuant to this chapter.
      8. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, all preregistration information relating to a person is confidential and is not a public record. Once a person’s application to preregister to vote is deemed to be an application to register to vote, any voter registration information related to the person must be disclosed pursuant to any law that requires voter registration information to be disclosed.
      9. The Secretary of State shall adopt regulations providing for preregistration to vote. The regulations:
      (a) Must include, without limitation, provisions to ensure that once a person is deemed to be a registered voter pursuant to subsection 2, the person is issued a voter registration card as soon as practicable and is immediately added to the statewide voter registration list and the registrar of voters’ register; and
      (b) Must not require a county clerk to provide to a person who preregisters to vote sample ballots or any other voter information provided to registered voters unless the person will be eligible to vote at the election for which the sample ballots or other information is provided.
 
NRS 293.486 Determination of actual residence.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, for the purposes of preregistering or registering to vote, the address at which the person actually resides is the street address assigned to the location at which the person actually resides.
      2. For the purposes of preregistering or registering to vote, if the person does not reside at a location that has been assigned a street address, the address at which the person actually resides is a description of the location at which the person 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 preregister or register to vote if the person is not otherwise eligible to preregister or register to vote, as applicable.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 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.
 
Administration; Applications; Procedures
 
NRS 293.5002 Procedures applicable to certain persons issued fictitious address.
      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) Preregister or register to vote; and
      (b) Vote by absent ballot,
 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 preregister or register to vote or to change the address of the person’s current preregistration or registration, as applicable. 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 preregistration or 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,
 unless directed to do so by lawful order of a court of competent jurisdiction.
 
NRS 293.502 Procedures applicable to certain persons recently discharged from Armed Forces or separated from employment outside of the United States and their spouses and dependents.
      1. An elector:
      (a) Who complies with the requirements for registration set forth in the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, 52 U.S.C. §§ 20301 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,
 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.
 
NRS 293.503 County clerk is ex officio county registrar; custody of documents relating to preregistration or 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 preregistration or registration provided for in this chapter.
      2. All books, documents and papers pertaining to preregistration or 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 preregisters or 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 preregistration and registration.
 
NRS 293.504 Voter registration agencies: Creation; duties; duty of Secretary of State to cooperate with Secretary of Defense to allow persons to preregister or register at military recruitment offices. [Provisions of this section were amended by an initiative petition approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election, and therefore those provisions may not be subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      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 preregistering and registering to vote;
      (b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 and NRS 293.5732 to 293.5757, inclusive, distribute applications to preregister or 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 preregister or register to vote as the agency provides to a person completing any other forms for the agency; and
      (d) Accept completed applications to preregister or register to vote.
      3. A voter registration agency is not required to provide an application to preregister or 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 affirmatively declines to preregister or register to vote and submits to the agency a written form that meets the requirements of 52 U.S.C. § 20506(a)(6). Information related to the declination to preregister or register to vote may not be used for any purpose other than voter registration.
      4. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and NRS 293.5727 and 293.5747, any application to preregister or 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 last day to register to vote by mail pursuant to NRS 293.560 or 293C.527, as applicable. The county clerk shall accept any application which is obtained from a voter registration agency pursuant to this section and completed by the last day to register to vote by mail pursuant to NRS 293.560 or 293C.527, as applicable, 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 preregister or register to vote at recruitment offices of the United States Armed Forces.
 
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.
 
NRS 293.505 Appointment, powers and duties relating to field registrars; prohibited acts relating to preregistration and registration; penalties.
      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 preregister and 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 preregistration or registration all information required by the application to preregister or register to vote, as applicable, 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 preregister or 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 last day to register to vote by mail pursuant to NRS 293.560 or 293C.527, as applicable. Within 5 days after the last day to register to vote by mail pursuant to NRS 293.560 or 293C.527, as applicable, 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 preregister or 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 NRS 293.5235 shall not:
      (a) Delegate any of his or her duties to another person; or
      (b) Refuse to preregister or 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 another person pursuant to NRS 293.5235 shall not:
      (a) Solicit a vote for or against a particular question or candidate;
      (b) Speak to a person 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 preregistering or registering the person.
      11. When the county clerk receives applications to preregister or 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 preregistered or registered; and
      (b) The political party of the persons preregistered or registered.
      12. A county clerk, field registrar, employee of a voter registration agency or person assisting another person pursuant to NRS 293.5235 shall not:
      (a) Knowingly:
             (1) 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
             (2) Preregister a person who does not meet the qualifications set forth in NRS 293.4855; or
      (b) Preregister or 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 another person pursuant to NRS 293.5235 or any other person providing a form for the application to preregister or register to vote to an elector for the purpose of preregistering or registering to vote:
      (a) If the person who assists another person with completing the form for the application to preregister or register to vote retains the form, shall enter his or her name on the duplicate copy or receipt retained by the person upon completion of the form; and
      (b) Shall not alter, deface or destroy an application to preregister or register to vote that has been signed by a person except to correct information contained in the application after receiving notice from the person 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.
 
 
 NRS 293.5055 County clerk or field registrar authorized to preregister or register residents of county outside boundaries of county.A county clerk or field registrar may preregister or register, outside the boundaries of the county, any person who is a resident of that county and meets the qualifications to preregister or register to vote, as applicable.
 
 NRS 293.5057 Nonresidents may preregister or register to vote for office of President and Vice President under certain circumstances.A person who does not maintain a residence in this State may preregister or 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 preregistered or 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.
 
NRS 293.506 County clerk authorized to establish system for preregistration and registration by computer; requirements; county clerk required to accept applications submitted by computer to Secretary of State; exceptions.
      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:
      (a) Comply with any procedures and requirements prescribed by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.250; and
      (b) Allow a person to preregister to vote and the county clerk to keep records of preregistration by computer.
      3. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, regardless of whether a county clerk establishes a system pursuant to subsection 1, the county clerk shall accept applications to preregister and register to vote submitted by computer to the Secretary of State through the system established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671.
 
NRS 293.507 Applications: Forms; distribution; contents; requirements regarding identification and residence; use of affidavits and identification numbers under certain circumstances; regulations.
      1. The Secretary of State shall prescribe:
      (a) Standard forms for applications to preregister or register to vote;
      (b) Special forms for preregistration and 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 preregister or register to vote to field registrars in the form and number prescribed by the Secretary of State.
      3. Each form for an application to preregister or 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 preregister or 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.
 
 NRS 293.508 Applications: Forms must include option to receive sample ballot in larger type.The Secretary of State shall include on all forms for an application to preregister or 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
 
NRS 293.509 Applications: County clerk authorized to provide forms to persons upon request; requirements for request; records to be kept by county clerk in response to request.
      1. A county clerk may provide the forms for applications to preregister or 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 applications to preregister or 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 applications to preregister or 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.
 
NRS 293.510 Applications: County clerk required to arrange and segregate applications in certain manner; applications constitute registrar of voters’ register and must be used to prepare rosters. [Provisions of this section were amended by an initiative petition approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election, and therefore those provisions may not be subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, 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 separately for each precinct or district. These applications must be used to prepare the rosters.
      (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. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, 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 used to prepare the rosters.
      3. From the applications to register to vote received by each county clerk, the county clerk shall:
      (a) Segregate the applications electronically transmitted by the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 293.5747 in a computer file according to the precinct or district in which the registered voters reside; and
      (b) Arrange the applications in each precinct or district in alphabetical order.
      4. Each county clerk shall keep the applications to preregister to vote separate from the applications to register to vote until such applications are deemed to be applications to register to vote pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 293.4855.
 
NRS 293.511 Register or roster kept by computer to include certain information.If a registrar of voters’ register or roster is kept by computer, the register or roster, as applicable, must include the name, address, precinct, political affiliation and signature or facsimile thereof of each voter and any additional information required by the county clerk.
 
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.
 
NRS 293.517 Authorized methods of preregistration and registration; requirements for application; change of name; issuance of voter registration card; objection to application by county clerk under certain circumstances. [Provisions of this section were amended by an initiative petition approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election, and therefore those provisions may not be subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      1. Any person who meets the qualifications set forth in NRS 293.4855 residing within the county may preregister to vote and 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 preregister or register to vote, giving true and satisfactory answers to all questions relevant to his or her identity and right to preregister or register to vote, and providing proof of residence and identity;
      (b) By completing and mailing or personally delivering to the county clerk an application to preregister or register to vote pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.5235;
      (c) Pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.5727 or 293.5742 or chapter 293D of NRS;
      (d) At his or her residence with the assistance of a field registrar pursuant to NRS 293.5237;
      (e) By submitting an application to preregister or register to vote by computer using the system:
             (1) Established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671; or
             (2) Established by the county clerk, if the county clerk has established a system pursuant to NRS 293.506 for using a computer to register voters; or
      (f) By any other method authorized by the provisions of this title.
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 preregistering or registering the person. If the applicant preregisters or 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 293.3078 to 293.3086, inclusive. For the purposes of this subsection, a voter registration card does not provide proof of the residence or identity of a person.
      2. In addition to the methods for registering to vote described in subsection 1, an elector may register to vote pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive.
      3. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.5732 to 293.5757, inclusive, the application to preregister or register to vote must be signed and verified under penalty of perjury by the person preregistering or the elector registering.
      4. Each person or elector who is or has been married must be preregistered or 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.
      5. A person or an elector who is preregistered or registered and changes his or her name must complete a new application to preregister or register to vote, as applicable. The person or elector may obtain a new application:
      (a) At the office of the county clerk or field registrar;
      (b) By submitting an application to preregister or 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 preregister or register to vote;
      (d) At any voter registration agency; or
      (e) By submitting an application to preregister or register to vote by computer using the system:
             (1) Established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671; or
             (2) Established by the county clerk, 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.
      6. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 8 and NRS 293.5742 to 293.5757, inclusive, 293.5767 and 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, 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.
      7. 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.
      8. If a person or an elector submits an application to preregister or 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 if the county clerk believes that because of such handwritten additions, erasures or interlineations, the application is incomplete or that, except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.210, the person is not eligible to preregister pursuant to NRS 293.4855 or the elector is not eligible to vote pursuant to NRS 293.485, as applicable. If the county clerk objects pursuant to this subsection, he or she shall immediately notify the person or elector, as applicable, 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 is complete and, except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.210, the person is eligible to preregister pursuant to NRS 293.4855 or the elector is eligible to vote pursuant to NRS 293.485; and
      (b) The county clerk should proceed to process the application.
      9. If the district attorney advises the county clerk to process the application pursuant to subsection 8, the county clerk shall immediately issue a voter registration card to the applicant, unless the applicant is preregistered to vote and does not currently meet the requirements to be issued a voter registration card pursuant to NRS 293.4855.
 
 NRS 293.518 Persons must indicate affiliation or nonaffiliation with political party at time of preregistration or registration; circumstances when party listed as “nonpartisan”; duties of county clerk or field registrar of voters. [Provisions of this section were amended by an initiative petition approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election, and therefore those provisions may not be subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.5737 and 293.5742, at the time a person preregisters or an elector registers to vote, the person or elector must indicate:
      (a) A political party affiliation; or
      (b) That he or she is not affiliated with a political party.
Ê A person or an elector who indicates that he or she is “independent” shall be deemed not affiliated with a political party.
      2. If a person or 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 person’s or elector’s political party as nonpartisan.
      3. If a person or 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 person’s or elector’s political party as indicated by the person or elector.
      4. If a person or 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 person’s or elector’s political party as the party indicated in the application to preregister or register to vote, as applicable.
      (b) When compiling data related to preregistration and voter registration for the county, report the person’s or elector’s political party as “other party.”
      5. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, if a person or 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 person’s or elector’s political party as nonpartisan; and
      (b) Mail to the person or elector a notice setting forth that the person has been preregistered or the elector has been registered to vote, as applicable, as a nonpartisan because he or she did not make any of the indications described in subsection 1.
      6. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7, if a person who is preregistered or registered to vote:
      (a) Submits a new paper application to preregister or register to vote in the same county in which the person is preregistered or registered to vote; and
      (b) Does not make any of the indications described in subsection 1 on the new paper application,
Ê the county clerk or field registrar of voters shall not change the person’s existing political party affiliation that was established by his or her prior application pursuant to this section and is listed in the current records of the county clerk.
      7. The provisions of subsection 6 do not apply to a voter who registers to vote using the National Mail Voter Registration Application promulgated by the United States Election Assistance Commission pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act, 52 U.S.C. §§ 20501 et seq., as amended.
 
 NRS 293.520 Preregistration, registration and reregistration of persons who are unable to sign name.Except as otherwise provided in this section, the preregistration of persons or the registration or reregistration of electors who are unable to sign their names must be made upon personal application of those persons or electors at the office of the county clerk where they may be identified or in the presence of a field registrar. If such a person or 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 person or elector and preregister the person or register or reregister the elector, as appropriate. The persons or electors described in this section may use a mark or cross in place of a signature.
 
NRS 293.523 Preregistration and registration of naturalized citizens.A naturalized citizen need not produce his or her certificate of naturalization in order to qualify to be preregistered or registered.
 
NRS 293.5235 Requirements relating to preregistration and registration by mail or computer; exceptions; correction of information in applications; procedure for incomplete applications; required notices; prohibited acts; penalties; regulations.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.502 and chapter 293D of NRS, a person may preregister or register to vote by:
      (a) Mailing an application to preregister or register to vote to the county clerk of the county in which the person resides.
      (b) A computer using:
             (1) The system established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671; or
             (2) A system established by the county clerk, if the county clerk has established a system pursuant to NRS 293.506 for using a computer to preregister or register to vote.
      (c) Any other method authorized by the provisions of this title.
      2. The county clerk shall, upon request, mail an application to preregister or register to vote to an applicant. The county clerk shall make the applications available at various public places in the county.
      3. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive:
      (a) An application to preregister to vote may be used to correct information in a previous application.
      (b) An application to register to vote may be used to correct information in the registrar of voters’ register.
      4. An application to preregister or 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.
      5. The applicant must complete the application, including, without limitation, checking the boxes described in paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection 12 and signing the application.
      6. The county clerk shall, upon receipt of an application, determine whether the application is complete.
      7. 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 preregistered or registered to vote, as applicable. If the applicant is registered to vote, the county clerk must also mail to the applicant a voter registration card; or
      (b) A notice that the person’s application to preregister to vote or the registrar of voters’ register has been corrected to reflect any changes indicated on the application.
      8. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 5 and 6 of NRS 293.518 and NRS 293.5767, 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:
             (1) Preregistered to vote; or
             (2) Registered to vote and a voter registration card; or
      (b) A notice that the person’s application to preregister to vote or 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.
      9. The applicant shall be deemed to be preregistered or registered or to have corrected the information in the application to preregister to vote or the registrar of voters’ register on the date the application is postmarked or received by the county clerk, whichever is earlier.
      10. If the applicant fails to check the box described in paragraph (b) of subsection 12, 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.
      11. The Secretary of State shall prescribe the form for applications to preregister or register to vote by:
      (a) Mail, which must be used to preregister or register to vote by mail in this State.
      (b) Computer, which must be used to preregister or register to vote by computer using:
             (1) The system established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671; or
             (2) A system established by the county clerk, if the county clerk has established a system pursuant to NRS 293.506 for using a computer to preregister or register to vote.
      12. The application to preregister or 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 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 preregistered or registered to vote, as applicable. Please retain the duplicate copy or receipt from your application to preregister or 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) If the application is to:
             (1) Preregister to vote, the question, “Are you at least 17 years of age and not more than 18 years of age?” and boxes to indicate whether or not the applicant is at least 17 years of age and not more than 18 years of age.
             (2) Register to vote, 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:
             (1) If the application is to preregister to vote, paragraph (b) or subparagraph (1) of paragraph (c).
             (2) If the application is to register to vote, paragraph (b) or subparagraph (2) of paragraph (c).
      (e) A statement informing the applicant that if the application is submitted by mail and the applicant is preregistering or 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.
      13. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 5 and 6 of NRS 293.518, the county clerk shall not preregister or register a person to vote pursuant to this section unless that person has provided all of the information required by the application.
      14. The county clerk shall mail, by postcard, the notices required pursuant to subsections 7 and 8. 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 preregister or register to vote in the manner set forth in NRS 293.530.
      15. A person who, by mail, preregisters or registers to vote pursuant to this section may be assisted in completing the application to preregister or 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.
      16. An application to preregister or register to vote must be made available to all persons, regardless of political party affiliation.
      17. 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.
      18. A person who willfully violates any of the provisions of subsection 15, 16 or 17 is guilty of a category E felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.
      19. The Secretary of State shall adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.
      

      NRS 293.5237 Preregistration and registration at home by field registrar.Any time:
      1. A person who, because of illness, disability or for other good cause shown, requires assistance to complete an application to preregister to vote may request the county clerk in writing or by telephone to preregister 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 preregister the person to vote.
      2. Before the last day to register to vote by mail pursuant to NRS 293.560 or 293C.527, as applicable, 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.
 
 NRS 293.524 Preregistration and 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 on previous application in registrar of voters’ register; regulations.[Replaced in revision by NRS 293.5727.]
 
Change in Residence; Challenges; Cancellation; Ineligibility to Vote
 
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 and roster.
      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 roster 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 roster.
 
 NRS 293.527 Notice of cancellation of preregistration or registration when person moves to another county.When a person moves to another county and preregisters to vote therein, or an elector moves to another county and registers to vote therein, the county clerk of the county where the person or elector has moved shall send a cancellation notice to the clerk of the county in which the person or elector previously resided. The county clerk receiving such a notice shall cancel the preregistration or registration of the person or elector and place it in a cancelled file.
 
NRS 293.530 Authority of county clerk to correct statewide voter registration list, determine whether residence is accurate and make investigations of registration; duty of county clerk to cancel registration under certain circumstances, maintain records regarding notices of cancellation and designate voter as inactive; regulations; required notices after certain changes to statewide voter registration list. [Provisions of this section were amended by an initiative petition approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election, and therefore those provisions may not be subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.541:
      (a) 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.
      (b) 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.
      (c) A county clerk shall cancel the registration of a voter pursuant to this subsection if:
             (1) The county clerk mails a written notice to the voter which the United States Postal Service is required to forward;
             (2) 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;
             (3) The voter does not respond; and
             (4) 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.
      (d) For the purposes of this subsection, the date of the notice is deemed to be 3 days after it is mailed.
      (e) The county clerk shall maintain records of:
             (1) Any notice mailed pursuant to paragraph (c);
             (2) Any response to such notice; and
             (3) Whether a person to whom a notice is mailed appears to vote in an election,
Ê for not less than 2 years after creation.
      (f) 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.
      (g) If a voter fails to return the postcard mailed pursuant to paragraph (c) within 30 days, the county clerk shall designate the voter as inactive on the voter’s application to register to vote.
      (h) 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 paragraph (g).
      (i) If:
             (1) The name of a voter is added to the statewide voter registration list pursuant to NRS 293.5752; or
             (2) The voter registration information of a voter whose name is on the statewide voter registration list is updated pursuant to NRS 293.5752,
Ê the county clerk shall provide written notice of the addition or change to the voter not later than 5 working days after the addition or change is made. Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, the notice must be mailed to the current residence of the voter. The county clerk may send the notice by electronic mail if the voter confirms the validity of the electronic main address to which the notice will be sent by responding to a confirmation inquiry sent to that electronic mail address. Such a confirmation inquiry must be sent for each notice sent pursuant to this paragraph.
      2. A county clerk is not required to take any action pursuant to this section in relation to a person who preregisters to vote until the person is deemed to be registered to vote pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 293.4855.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 roster.
 
NRS 293.535 Challenges alleging that registered voter is not citizen of United States or has abandoned residence in county; notice to registrant; procedure; cancellation; other challenges not precluded.
      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.
      5. A county clerk is not required to take any action pursuant to this section in relation to a person who is preregistered to vote until the person is deemed to be registered to vote pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 293.4855.
 
NRS 293.537 Handling of applications of persons who have cancelled their preregistration or registration; reinstatement of such applications cancelled erroneously; preservation and destruction of such applications.
      1. The county clerk of each county shall maintain:
      (a) A file of the applications to preregister to vote of persons who have cancelled their preregistration; and
      (b) A file of the applications to register to vote of electors who have cancelled their registration.
 The files must be kept in alphabetical order. The county clerk shall mark the applications “Cancelled,” and indicate thereon the reason for cancellation.
      2. If the county clerk finds that the preregistration of a person was cancelled erroneously, the county clerk shall reinstate the person’s application to preregister to vote.
      3. 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.
      4. The county clerk may:
      (a) Microfilm the applications to preregister or register to vote of a person or an elector who cancels his or her preregistration or registration, as applicable, and destroy the originals at any time.
      (b) Record cancelled applications to preregister or register to vote by computer and destroy the originals at any time.
      (c) Destroy any application to preregister or register to vote of a person or an elector who cancels his or her preregistration or registration, as applicable, after the expiration of 3 years after the date of cancellation.
 
NRS 293.540 Circumstances in which county clerk is required to cancel preregistration or registration.
      1. The county clerk shall cancel the preregistration of a person:
      (a) If the county clerk has personal knowledge of the death of the person or if an authenticated certificate of the death of the person is filed in the county clerk’s office.
      (b) At the request of the person.
      (c) If the county clerk has discovered an incorrect preregistration pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.5235 and the person has failed to respond within the required time.
      (d) As required by NRS 293.541.
      (e) Upon verification that the application to preregister 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.
      2. The county clerk shall cancel the registration of a person:
      (a) If the county clerk has personal knowledge of the death of the person or if an authenticated certificate of the death of the person is filed in the county clerk’s office.
      (b) 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 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.
      (c) Upon the determination that the person has been convicted of a felony and is currently incarcerated.
      (d) Upon the production of a certified copy of the judgment of any court directing the cancellation to be made.
      (e) 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.
      (f) At the request of the person.
      (g) 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.
      (h) As required by NRS 293.541.
      (i) 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.
 
NRS 293.541 Additional circumstances in which county clerk is required to cancel preregistration or registration; notice; 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 preregistration of a person or 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 application to preregister or register to vote concerning the identity or residence of the person or 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 person or 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 person or 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 person or 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 person’s preregistration or the voter’s registration, as applicable.
      3. If insufficient time exists before a pending election to provide the notice required by subsection 2 to a registered voter, 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 roster.
      (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 roster.
      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 roster.
      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 does not provide proof of the:
      (a) Address at which a person actually resides; or
      (b) Residence or identity of a person.
 
NRS 293.5415 Circumstances in which certain persons 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.
 
 NRS 293.542 Duty of court to provide notification of judicial findings that certain persons lack 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.
 
NRS 293.543 Reregistration of certain persons after cancellation of registration.
      1. If the registration of an elector is cancelled pursuant to paragraph (b) of 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 paragraph (c) of subsection 2 of NRS 293.540, the elector may reregister upon release from prison.
      3. If the registration of an elector is cancelled pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (e) of subsection 2 of NRS 293.540, the elector may reregister immediately.
      4. If the registration of an elector is cancelled pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (f) of subsection 2 of NRS 293.540, after the close of registration for a primary election, the elector may not reregister until after the primary election.
      5. A county clerk shall not require an elector to present evidence, including without limitation, a court order or any other document, to prove that the elector satisfies the requirements of subsection 2.
 
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 roster.
             (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 roster.
      (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.
 
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 roster 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.
 
Registration Relating to Certain Persons in Armed Forces or Service of United States or Attending School
 
NRS 293.550 Registration of certain persons 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.
 
NRS 293.553 Registration of certain persons 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.
 
NRS 293.555 Registration of spouse or dependent of certain persons 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.
 
Disclosure of Information Relating to Registered Voters
 
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.
 
NRS 293.558 Disclosure of identification numbers to public; county or city clerk prohibited from disclosing certain information; registered voter may request that address and telephone number be withheld from public.
      1. The county or city 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 or city 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 or city clerk shall not disclose:
      (a) The social security number or the driver’s license or identification card number of a registered voter, and such a number is confidential and is not a public book or record within the meaning of NRS 239.010.
      (b) An electronic mail address provided by a registered voter to carry out any state or federal law relating to the voting process, and such an electronic mail address is confidential and is not a public book or record within the meaning of NRS 239.010. The county or city clerk may not release a registered voter’s electronic mail address to a third party and may use such an electronic mail address only to:
             (1) Communicate with the registered voter about the voting process, including, without limitation, as necessary to carry out the provisions of chapter 293D of NRS; and
             (2) Distribute a sample ballot to the registered voter by electronic means if the county or city clerk has established a system for distributing sample ballots by electronic means pursuant to NRS 293.565 or 293C.530 and the registered voter elects to receive a sample ballot by electronic means.
      3. A registered voter may submit a written request to the county or city clerk to have his or her address and telephone number withheld from the public. Upon receipt of such a request, the county or city 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 or city 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 relating to a registered voter may be withheld from the public other than:
      (a) The address and telephone number of the registered voter if requested by the registered voter pursuant to this section;
      (b) An electronic mail address provided by the registered voter to carry out any state or federal law relating to the voting process;
      (c) The social security number and driver’s license or identification card number of the registered voter; and
      (d) Any other information relating to the registered voter that any state or federal law declares to be confidential or otherwise requires to be withheld from the public.
 
Close of Registration
 
RS 293.560 Close of registration; publication of day and time that each method of 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; hours of operation for county facility for voter registration.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.502, 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, 293D.230 and 293D.300:
      (a) For a primary or general election, or a recall or special election that is held on the same day as a primary or general election, the last day to register to vote:
             (1) By mail is the fourth Tuesday preceding the primary or general election.
             (2) By appearing in person at the office of the county clerk or, if open, a county facility designated pursuant to NRS 293.5035, is the fourth Tuesday preceding the primary or general election.
             (3) By computer, if the county clerk has established a system pursuant to NRS 293.506 for using a computer to register voters, is the Thursday preceding the primary or general election, unless the system is used to register voters for the election pursuant to NRS 293.5842 or 293.5847.
             (4) By computer using the system established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671, is the Thursday preceding the primary or general election, unless the system is used to register voters for the election pursuant to NRS 293.5842 or 293.5847.
      (b) If a recall or special election is not held on the same day as a primary or general election, the last day to register to vote for the recall or special election by any method of registration is the third Saturday preceding the recall or special election.
      2. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, after the deadlines for the close of registration for a primary or general election set forth in subsection 1, no person may register to vote for the election.
      3. Except for a recall or 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 each method of registration for the election, as set forth in subsection 1, 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 day that the last method of registration for the election, as set forth in subsection 1, will be closed.
      4. 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.
      5. 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.
 

Notices from Nongovernmental Entities Relating to Registration

      NRS 293.562 Notices from nongovernmental entities must indicate that such notices are not official elections mail.Any nongovernmental entity that sends a notice to a person:
      1. Indicating that the person is not or may not be registered to vote in this State; or
      2. Requesting that the person register to vote in this State,
 must indicate clearly on the notice that it is not official elections mail from the Secretary of State or a county or city clerk.

NRS 293.5727 Preregistration and registration by paper application as part of certain transactions with Department; procedure for incomplete application; use of forms submitted to Department to correct information on previous application; regulations. [Provisions of this section were amended by an initiative petition approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election, and therefore those provisions may not be subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall provide a paper application to preregister or register to vote to each person who:
      (a) Applies for the issuance or renewal of any type of driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department; and
      (b) Does not apply to register to vote pursuant to NRS 293.5742.
      2. The county clerk shall use the paper applications to preregister or register to vote which are signed and completed pursuant to subsection 1 to preregister or register applicants to vote or to correct information in a person’s previous application to preregister or the registrar of voters’ register. A paper application that is not signed must not be used to preregister or register or correct the preregistration or 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 a paper application. The authorized employee shall check the paper application for completeness and verify the information required by the paper application. Each paper 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 paper 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 paper applications must be forwarded daily during the 2 weeks immediately preceding the last day to register to vote by mail pursuant to NRS 293.560 or 293C.527, as applicable.
      4. The Department is not required to provide a paper application to register to vote pursuant to subsection 1 to a person who declines to apply to register to vote pursuant to this section and submits to the Department a written form that meets the requirements of 52 U.S.C. § 20506(a)(6). Information related to the declination to apply to register to vote must not be used for any purpose other than voter registration.
      5. The county clerk shall accept any paper application to:
      (a) Preregister to vote at any time.
      (b) Register to vote which is obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to this section and completed by the last day to register to vote by mail pursuant to NRS 293.560 or 293C.527, as applicable, if the county clerk receives the paper application not later than 5 days after that date.
      6. Upon receipt of a paper application, the county clerk or field registrar of voters shall determine whether the paper application is complete. If the county clerk or field registrar of voters determines that the paper application is complete, he or she shall notify the applicant and the applicant shall be deemed to be preregistered or registered as of the date of the submission of the paper application. If the county clerk or field registrar of voters determines that the paper application is not complete, he or she shall notify the applicant of the additional information required. The applicant shall be deemed to be preregistered or registered as of the date of the initial submission of the paper 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 paper application is void. Any notification required by this subsection must be given by mail at the mailing address on the paper application not more than 7 working days after the determination is made concerning whether the paper application is complete.
      7. 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 on a previous application to preregister or 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 preregistration or 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 paper applications to preregister or register to vote.
      8. Upon receipt of a form to correct information, the county clerk shall compare the information to that contained in the application to preregister to vote or the registrar of voters’ register, as applicable. 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.
      9. The Secretary of State shall, with the approval of the Director, adopt regulations to:
      (a) Establish any procedure necessary to provide a person who applies to preregister to vote or 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 paper applications which the Department is required to distribute pursuant to this section; and
      (c) Provide for the transfer of the completed paper applications of preregistration or registration from the Department to the appropriate county clerk.
 
Electronic Transmission of Voter Registration Information
 
 NRS 293.5732 Establishment of system for electronic transmission of voter registration information as part of certain transactions with Department; requirements for system. [This section was proposed by an initiative petition and approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election and therefore is not subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      1. The Secretary of State, the Department of Motor Vehicles and each county clerk shall cooperatively establish a system by which voter registration information that is collected pursuant to NRS 293.5742 by the Department from a person who submits an application for the issuance or renewal of or change of address for any type of driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department must be transmitted electronically to the Secretary of State and the county clerks for the purpose of registering the person to vote or updating the voter registration information of the person for the purpose of correcting the statewide voter registration list pursuant to NRS 293.530.
      2. The system established pursuant to subsection 1 must:
      (a) Ensure the secure electronic storage of information collected pursuant to NRS 293.5742, the secure transmission of such information to the Secretary of State and county clerks and the secure electronic storage of such information by the Secretary of State and county clerks;
      (b) Provide for the destruction of records by the Department as required by subsection 2 of NRS 293.5747; and
      (c) Enable the county clerks to receive, view and collate the information into individual electronic documents pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NRS 293.5742.
      (Added to NRS by 2018 initiative petition, Ballot Question No. 5)

 
NRS 293.5737 Procedures for notifying persons regarding transmission of information; required disclosures; regulations. [This section was proposed by an initiative petition and approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election and therefore is not subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      1. The Department of Motor Vehicles shall follow the procedures described in this section and NRS 293.5742 and 293.5747 if a person applies to the Department for the issuance or renewal of or change of address for any type of driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department.
      2. Before concluding the person’s transaction with the Department, the Department shall notify each person described in subsection 1:
      (a) Of the qualifications to vote in this State, as provided by NRS 293.485;
      (b) That, unless the person affirmatively declines in writing to apply to register to vote or have his or her voter registration information updated, as applicable:
             (1) The person is deemed to have consented to the transmission of information to the Secretary of State and the county clerks for the purpose of registering the person to vote or updating the voter registration information of the person for the purpose of correcting the statewide voter registration list pursuant to NRS 293.530; and
             (2) The Department will transmit to the county clerk of the county in which the person resides all information required to register the person to vote pursuant to this chapter or to update the voter registration information of the person for the purpose of correcting the statewide voter registration list pursuant to NRS 293.530;
      (c) That:
             (1) Indicating a political party affiliation or indicating that the person is not affiliated with a political party is voluntary;
             (2) The person may indicate a political party affiliation on a paper or electronic form provided by the Department; and
             (3) The person will not be able to vote at a primary election or primary city election for candidates for partisan offices of a major political party unless the person updates his or her voter registration information to indicate a major political party affiliation; and
      (d) Of the provisions of subsections 2 and 3 of NRS 293.5757.
      3. The failure or refusal of the person to acknowledge that he or she has received the notice required by subsection 2:
      (a) Is not a declination by the person to apply to register to vote or have his or her voter registration information updated; and
      (b) Shall not be deemed to affect any duty of the Department, the Secretary of State or any county clerk:
             (1) Relating to the application of the person to register to vote; or
             (2) To update the voter registration information of the person.
      4. The Department:
      (a) Shall prescribe by regulation the form of the notice required by subsection 2 and the procedure for providing it; and
      (b) Shall not require the person to acknowledge that he or she has received the notice required by subsection 2.
      (Added to NRS by 2018 initiative petition, Ballot Question No. 5)

 
NRS 293.5742 Procedures for collecting information; use of certain affidavits; issuance of certain identification numbers. [This section was proposed by an initiative petition and approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election and therefore is not subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      1. Unless the person affirmatively declines in writing to apply to register to vote or have his or her voter registration information updated, as applicable, if a person applies to the Department of Motor Vehicles for the issuance or renewal of or change of address for a driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department, the Department shall collect from the person:
      (a) A paper or electronic affirmation signed under penalty of perjury that the person is eligible to vote;
      (b) An electronic facsimile of the signature of the person, if the Department is capable of recording, storing and transmitting to the county clerk an electronic facsimile of the signature of the person;
      (c) Any personal information which the person has not already provided to the Department and which is required for the person to register to vote or to update the voter registration information of the person, including:
             (1) The first or given name and the surname of the person;
             (2) The address at which the voter actually resides as set forth in NRS 293.486 and, if different, the address at which the person may receive mail, including, without limitation, a post office box or general delivery;
             (3) The date of birth of the person;
             (4) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, one of the following:
                   (I) The number indicated on the person’s current and valid driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department, if the person has such a driver’s license or identification card; or
                   (II) The last four digits of the person’s social security number, if the person does not have a driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department and has a social security number; and
             (5) The political party affiliation, if any, indicated by the person; and
      (d) The paper or electronic form, if any, completed by the person and indicating his or her political party affiliation.
      2. If the person does not have the identification described in subparagraph (4) of paragraph (c) of subsection 1, the person must sign an affidavit stating that he or she does not have a current and valid driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department or a social security number. Upon receipt of the affidavit, the county clerk shall issue an identification number to the person which must be the same number as the unique identifier assigned to the person for the purpose of the statewide voter registration list.
      (Added to NRS by 2018 initiative petition, Ballot Question No. 5)

 
NRS 293.5747 Timeline for transmission of information to county clerks; destruction of certain records after transmission; timeline for forwarding certain paper documents to county clerks. [This section was proposed by an initiative petition and approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election and therefore is not subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      1. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall electronically transmit to the Secretary of State and the appropriate county clerk the information and any electronic documents collected from a person pursuant to NRS 293.5742:
      (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b), not later than 5 working days after collecting the information; and
      (b) During the 2 weeks immediately preceding the fifth Sunday preceding an election, not later than 1 working day after collecting the information.
      2. The Department shall destroy any record containing information collected pursuant to NRS 293.5742 that is not otherwise collected by the Department in the normal course of business immediately after transmitting the information to the Secretary of State and county clerk pursuant to subsection 1.
      3. The Department shall forward the following paper documents on a weekly basis to the appropriate county clerk, or daily during the 2 weeks immediately preceding the fifth Sunday preceding an election:
      (a) Each signed affirmation collected pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NRS 293.5742;
      (b) Any completed form indicating a political party affiliation collected pursuant to paragraph (d) of subsection 1 of NRS 293.5742; and
      (c) Any affidavit signed pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 293.5742.
      (Added to NRS by 2018 initiative petition, Ballot Question No. 5)

 
NRS 293.5752 Persons deemed applicants to register to vote unless they affirmatively decline in writing; duties of county clerks upon receipt of information; use of certain signatures. [This section was proposed by an initiative petition and approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election and therefore is not subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      1. Unless the person affirmatively declines in writing to apply to register to vote or have his or her voter registration information updated, as applicable, if a person applies to the Department of Motor Vehicles for the issuance or renewal of or change of address for any type of driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department:
      (a) The person shall be deemed an applicant to register to vote.
      (b) Any action taken by the person pursuant to NRS 293.5742 shall be deemed an act of applying to register to vote.
      (c) Upon receipt of the information collected from the person and transmitted to a county clerk by the Department of Motor Vehicles, the county clerk shall collate the information into an individual electronic document, which shall be deemed an application to register to vote.
      (d) Unless the applicant is already registered to vote, the date on which the person applies to register to vote pursuant to NRS 293.5742 shall be deemed the date on which the applicant registered to vote.
      2. If the county clerk determines that the application is complete and that the applicant is eligible to vote pursuant to NRS 293.485, the name of the applicant must appear on the statewide voter registration list and the appropriate roster, and the person must be provided all sample ballots and any other voter information provided to registered voters. If the county clerk determines that the application is not complete, he or she shall notify the applicant that additional information is required in accordance with the provisions of NRS 293.5727.
      3. For each applicant who applies to register to vote pursuant to NRS 293.5742:
      (a) The electronic facsimile of the signature of the applicant shall be deemed to be the facsimile of the signature on the person’s application to register to vote to be used for the comparison purposes of NRS 293.277 if:
             (1) An electronic facsimile of the signature has been collected and transmitted to the county clerk of the county in which the applicant resides pursuant to NRS 293.5742 and 293.5747, respectively; and
             (2) The county clerk is capable of receiving, storing and using the facsimile of the signature for that purpose; or
      (b) If the conditions described in paragraph (a) are not met, the signature of the applicant on the affirmation signed pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NRS 293.5742 shall be deemed to be the signature on the person’s application to register to vote for the purpose of making a facsimile thereof to be used for the comparison purposes of NRS 293.277.
      4. If an applicant is already registered to vote, the county clerk shall use the voter registration information of the applicant transmitted by the Department of Motor Vehicles to correct the statewide voter registration list pursuant to NRS 293.530, if necessary.
      (Added to NRS by 2018 initiative petition, Ballot Question No. 5)

 
NRS 293.5757 Persons may use paper applications; actions of persons regarding voter registration must not affect services or assistance provided by Department; confidentiality and limitations on use of certain information; prohibition against requiring certain documentation; regulations. [This section was proposed by an initiative petition and approved by the voters at the 2018 General Election and therefore is not subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 27, 2021.]
      1. A person who affirmatively declines in writing to apply to register to vote or have his or her voter registration information updated, as applicable, pursuant to NRS 293.5742 may apply to register to vote at the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to NRS 293.5727.
      2. Whether a person applies to register to vote or have his or her voter registration information updated, as applicable, pursuant to NRS 293.5742 must not affect the provision of services or assistance to the person by the Department, and the fact of a person applying to register to vote or have his or her voter registration information updated, as applicable, pursuant to NRS 293.5742 or declining to do so must not be disclosed to the public.
      3. Any information collected pursuant to NRS 293.5732 to 293.5757, inclusive, must not be used for any purpose other than voter registration.
      4. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the Secretary of State shall adopt regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of NRS 293.5732 to 293.5757, inclusive. The Secretary of State shall not require a person to provide any documentation in order to apply to register to vote or have his or her voter registration information updated, as applicable, pursuant to NRS 293.5742 that is not required by NRS 293.5742 or federal law, including, without limitation, documentation to prove the person’s identity, citizenship or residence.
      (Added to NRS by 2018 initiative petition, Ballot Question No. 5)

 
Administration
 
NRS 293.5762 Duties of Department in administering electronic transmission of voter registration information; use of paper forms and secured containers; collection and transmission of information to county clerks; regulations.
      1. At the time the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies a person of the qualifications to vote in this State pursuant to NRS 293.5737, the Department shall provide the person with a paper form on which the person may:
      (a) Affirmatively decline to be registered to vote or have his or her voter registration updated; and
      (b) Elect to indicate a political party affiliation.
      2. The form provided by the Department pursuant to subsection 1:
      (a) Must include a notice informing the person of the information required pursuant to paragraphs (b) and (c) of subsection 2 of NRS 293.5737, and that the person may:
             (1) Return the completed form at the end of his or her transaction with the Department by depositing the form in the secured container provided by the Department pursuant to subsection 3; or
             (2) Use the system established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671 to update his or her voter registration information, including, without limitation, the person’s name, address and party affiliation.
      (b) May include any other information that the Department determines is necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
      3. The Department shall provide a secured container within the Department designated for the return of any form provided to a person pursuant to this section.
      4. For the purposes of NRS 293.5742 and 293.5747:
      (a) If a person deposits the completed form in the secured container at the end of his or her transaction with the Department and has not affirmatively declined in the form to be registered to vote or have his or her voter registration updated:
             (1) The Department shall be deemed to have collected the information contained in the form from the person during his or her transaction with the Department; and
             (2) The person shall be deemed to have consented to the transmission of that information and the other information and documents collected during his or her transaction with the Department to the Secretary of State and the appropriate county clerks for the purpose of registering the person to vote or updating the person’s existing voter registration information in order to correct the statewide voter registration list pursuant to NRS 293.530, if necessary.
      (b) If a person does not deposit the form in the secured container at the end of his or her transaction with the Department:
             (1) The person shall be deemed to have consented to the transmission of the information and documents collected during his or her transaction with the Department to the Secretary of State and the appropriate county clerks for the purpose of registering the person to vote or updating the person’s existing voter registration information in order to correct the statewide voter registration list pursuant to NRS 293.530, if necessary.
             (2) The appropriate county clerk shall list the person’s political party as nonpartisan, unless the person is already a registered voter listed as affiliated with a political party in the person’s existing voter registration information.
      5. The Department may adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.
 
NRS 293.5767 Review of information by county clerks to determine eligibility to register to vote; effect of determination of ineligibility.
      1. Each county clerk shall review the voter registration information transmitted by the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to NRS 293.5747 and 293.5762 to determine whether the person is eligible to register to vote in this State.
      2. If the county clerk determines that a person is not eligible to register to vote pursuant to subsection 1:
      (a) It shall be deemed that the transmittal is not a completed voter registration application;
      (b) It shall be deemed that the person did not apply to register to vote; and
      (c) The county clerk must reject the application and may not register that person to vote.

VOTER REGISTRATION DURING CERTAIN PERIODS PRECEDING AND ON ELECTION DAY
 
NRS 293.5772 Definitions.As used in NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 293.5777 to 293.5792, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.
 
 NRS 293.5777 “Election” defined.“Election” means:
      1. A primary election;
      2. A general election;
      3. A primary city election; or
      4. A general city election.
 
NRS 293.5782 “Final verification” defined.“Final verification” means the procedures established pursuant to NRS 293.5872 to verify and determine whether a person who cast a provisional ballot was qualified to register to vote and to cast the ballot in the election.
 
NRS 293.5787 “Polling place for early voting” defined.“Polling place for early voting” means any permanent or temporary polling place for early voting.
 
NRS 293.5792 “Provisional ballot” defined.
      1. “Provisional ballot” means a provisional ballot cast by a person pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive.
      2. The term does not include a provisional ballot cast by a person pursuant to:
      (a) NRS 293.3078 to 293.3086, inclusive; or
      (b) Section 302 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, 52 U.S.C. § 21082, as amended.
 
Applicability and Interpretation
 
NRS 293.5812 Applicability of other election laws; resolution of conflicts; rules of interpretation; intended public purpose.
      1. The procedures authorized pursuant to the provisions of NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, are subject to all other provisions of this title relating to the registration of electors and the voting of registered voters, but only to the extent that the other provisions of this title do not conflict with the provisions of NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive.
      2. If there is any conflict between the provisions of NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, and the other provisions of this title, the provisions of NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, control.
      3. The provisions of NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, must be liberally construed and broadly interpreted to achieve their intended public purpose of encouraging and facilitating a greater number of electors to participate in the electoral process by voting, and if there is any uncertainty or doubt regarding the construction, interpretation or application of the provisions of NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, that uncertainty or doubt must be resolved in favor of this public purpose.
 
 NRS 293.5817 Applicability to city elections; preemption of conflicting city charters; exceptions.
      1. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, the provisions of NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, apply to city elections and supersede and preempt any conflicting provisions of a city charter, regardless of the date of the enactment or amendment of the conflicting provisions of the city charter.
      2. The provisions of NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, relating to early voting do not apply to a city election if the governing body of the city has not provided for the conduct of early voting by personal appearance in the city election pursuant to NRS 293C.110.
      3. The provisions of NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, do not apply to a city election in which all ballots must be cast by mail pursuant to NRS 293C.112.
 
Registration and Voting
 
NRS 293.5832 Methods and procedures for updating voter registration information during certain periods; casting of provisional ballot under certain circumstances.
      1. After the close of registration for an election pursuant to NRS 293.560 or 293C.527, a registered voter may update his or her voter registration information, including, without limitation, his or her name, address and party affiliation.
      2. The county or city clerk shall authorize one or more of the following methods for a registered voter to update his or her voter registration information pursuant to this section:
      (a) A paper application;
      (b) A system established pursuant to NRS 293.506 for using a computer to register voters; or
      (c) The system established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671.
Ê If the county or city clerk authorizes the use of more than one method, the county or city clerk may limit the use of a particular method to circumstances when another method is not reasonably available.
      3. If a registered voter updates his or her voter registration information pursuant to this section and applies to vote in the election, the county or city clerk may require the voter to cast a provisional ballot in the election if any circumstances exist that give the county or city clerk reasonable cause to believe that the use of a provisional ballot is necessary to provide sufficient time to verify and determine whether the voter is eligible to cast the ballot in the election based on his or her updated voter registration information.
      4. If a registered voter casts a provisional ballot in the election pursuant to this section, the provisional ballot is subject to final verification in accordance with the procedures that apply to other provisional ballots cast in the election pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive.
 
NRS 293.5837 Methods and procedures for registering by computer during certain periods and appearing in person to vote at polling place for early voting or on election day; casting of provisional ballot under certain circumstances.
      1. Through the Thursday preceding the day of the election, an elector may register to vote in the county or city, as applicable, in which the elector is eligible to vote by submitting an application to register to vote by computer using the system established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671 before the elector appears at a polling place described in subsection 2 to vote in person.
      2. If an elector submits an application to register to vote pursuant to this section, the elector may vote only in person:
      (a) During the period for early voting, at any polling place for early voting by personal appearance in the county or city, as applicable, in which the elector is eligible to vote; or
      (b) On the day of the election, at:
             (1) A polling place established pursuant to NRS 293.3072, 293.8834 or 293C.3032 in the county or city, as applicable, in which the elector is eligible to vote; or
             (2) The polling place for his or her election precinct.
      3. To vote in person, an elector who submits an application to register to vote pursuant to this section must:
      (a) Appear before the close of polls at a polling place described in subsection 2;
      (b) Inform an election board officer that, before appearing at the polling place, the elector submitted an application to register to vote by computer using the system established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671; and
      (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, provide his or her current and valid driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles which shows his or her physical address as proof of the elector’s identity and residency.
      4. If the driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the elector does not have the elector’s current residential address, the following documents may be used to establish the residency of the elector if the current residential address of the elector, as indicated on his or her application to register to vote, is displayed on the document:
      (a) A military identification card;
      (b) A utility bill, including, without limitation, a bill for electric, gas, oil, water, sewer, septic, telephone, cellular telephone or cable television service;
      (c) A bank or credit union statement;
      (d) A paycheck;
      (e) An income tax return;
      (f) A statement concerning the mortgage, rental or lease of a residence;
      (g) A motor vehicle registration;
      (h) A property tax statement; or
      (i) Any other document issued by a governmental agency.
      5. Subject to final verification, if an elector submits an application to register to vote and appears at a polling place to vote in person pursuant to this section:
      (a) The elector shall be deemed to be conditionally registered to vote at the polling place upon:
             (1) The determination that the elector submitted the application to register to vote by computer using the system established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671 and that the application to register to vote is complete; and
             (2) The verification of the elector’s identity and residency pursuant to this section.
      (b) After the elector is deemed to be conditionally registered to vote at the polling place pursuant to paragraph (a), the elector:
             (1) May vote in the election only at that polling place;
             (2) Must vote as soon as practicable and before leaving that polling place; and
             (3) Must vote by casting a provisional ballot, unless it is verified, at that time, that the elector is qualified to register to vote and to cast a regular ballot in the election at that polling place.
 
 NRS 293.5842 Methods and procedures for registering and voting in person at polling place for early voting; casting of provisional ballot under certain circumstances.
      1. Notwithstanding the close of any method of registration for an election pursuant to NRS 293.560 or 293C.527, an elector may register to vote in person at any polling place for early voting by personal appearance in the county or city, as applicable, in which the elector is eligible to vote.
      2. To register to vote in person during the period for early voting, an elector must:
      (a) Appear before the close of polls at a polling place for early voting by personal appearance in the county or city, as applicable, in which the elector is eligible to vote.
      (b) Complete the application to register to vote by a method authorized by the county or city clerk pursuant to this paragraph. The county or city clerk shall authorize one or more of the following methods for a person to register to vote pursuant to this paragraph:
             (1) A paper application;
             (2) A system established pursuant to NRS 293.506 for using a computer to register voters; or
             (3) The system established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671.
Ê If the county or city clerk authorizes the use of more than one method, the county or city clerk may limit the use of a particular method to circumstances when another method is not reasonably available.
      (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, provide his or her current and valid driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles which shows his or her physical address as proof of the elector’s identity and residency.
      3. If the driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the elector does not have the elector’s current residential address, the following documents may be used to establish the residency of the elector if the current residential address of the elector, as indicated on his or her application to register to vote, is displayed on the document:
      (a) A military identification card;
      (b) A utility bill, including, without limitation, a bill for electric, gas, oil, water, sewer, septic, telephone, cellular telephone or cable television service;
      (c) A bank or credit union statement;
      (d) A paycheck;
      (e) An income tax return;
      (f) A statement concerning the mortgage, rental or lease of a residence;
      (g) A motor vehicle registration;
      (h) A property tax statement; or
      (i) Any other document issued by a governmental agency.
      4. Subject to final verification, if an elector registers to vote in person at a polling place pursuant to this section:
      (a) The elector shall be deemed to be conditionally registered to vote at the polling place upon:
             (1) The determination that the application to register to vote is complete; and
             (2) The verification of the elector’s identity and residency pursuant to this section.
      (b) After the elector is deemed to be conditionally registered to vote at the polling place pursuant to paragraph (a), the elector:
             (1) May vote in the election only at that polling place;
             (2) Must vote as soon as practicable and before leaving that polling place; and
             (3) Must vote by casting a provisional ballot, unless it is verified, at that time, that the elector is qualified to register to vote and to cast a regular ballot in the election at that polling place.
 
NRS 293.5847 Methods and procedures for registering and voting in person at polling place on election day; casting of provisional ballot.
      1. Notwithstanding the close of any method of registration for an election pursuant to NRS 293.560 or 293C.527, an elector may register to vote in person on the day of the election at any polling place in the county or city, as applicable, in which the elector is eligible to vote.
      2. To register to vote on the day of the election, an elector must:
      (a) Appear before the close of polls at a polling place in the county or city, as applicable, in which the elector is eligible to vote.
      (b) Complete the application to register to vote by a method authorized by the county or city clerk pursuant to this paragraph. The county or city clerk shall authorize one or more of the following methods for a person to register to vote pursuant to this paragraph:
             (1) A paper application;
             (2) A system established pursuant to NRS 293.506 for using a computer to register voters; or
             (3) The system established by the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.671.
Ê If the county or city clerk authorizes the use of more than one method, the county or city clerk may limit the use of a particular method to circumstances when another method is not reasonably available.
      (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, provide his or her current and valid driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles which shows his or her physical address as proof of the elector’s identity and residency.
      3. If the driver’s license or identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles to the elector does not have the elector’s current residential address, the following documents may be used to establish the residency of the elector if the current residential address of the elector, as indicated on his or her application to register to vote, is displayed on the document:
      (a) A military identification card;
      (b) A utility bill, including, without limitation, a bill for electric, gas, oil, water, sewer, septic, telephone, cellular telephone or cable television service;
      (c) A bank or credit union statement;
      (d) A paycheck;
      (e) An income tax return;
      (f) A statement concerning the mortgage, rental or lease of a residence;
      (g) A motor vehicle registration;
      (h) A property tax statement; or
      (i) Any other document issued by a governmental agency.
      4. Subject to final verification, if an elector registers to vote in person at a polling place pursuant to this section:
      (a) The elector shall be deemed to be conditionally registered to vote at the polling place upon:
             (1) The determination that the application to register to vote is complete; and
             (2) The verification of the elector’s identity and residency pursuant to this section.
      (b) After the elector is deemed to be conditionally registered to vote at the polling place pursuant to paragraph (a), the elector:
             (1) May vote in the election only at that polling place;
             (2) Must vote as soon as practicable and before leaving that polling place; and
             (3) Must vote by casting a provisional ballot.
 
NRS 293.5852 Provisional ballot must include all offices, candidates and measures.If a person casts a provisional ballot pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, the provisional ballot must include all offices, candidates and measures upon which the person would have been entitled to vote if the person had cast a regular ballot.
 
Final Verification and Counting of Provisional Ballots
 
  NRS 293.5872 Procedures for final verification of qualifications to register and vote in election; procedures for handling provisional ballots until final verification.
      1. Each county and city clerk shall establish procedures, approved by the Secretary of State, for:
      (a) Carrying out final verification to verify and determine whether a person who cast a provisional ballot was qualified to register to vote and to cast the ballot in the election; and
      (b) Keeping each provisional ballot separate from other ballots until such final verification.
      2. For the purposes of final verification:
      (a) The Secretary of State shall verify that an elector has voted in the election in only one county or city, as applicable, and provide each county and city clerk with a copy of the verification report; and
      (b) Each county and city clerk shall verify that an elector has voted in the election at only one polling place in the county or city, as applicable.
 
NRS 293.5877 Canvass and counting of provisional ballots; requirements and restrictions on reporting results involving 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 293C.387.
      2. The county or city clerk shall not include any provisional ballot in the unofficial results reported on election night.
      3. Beginning on the day following the election, the county or city clerk shall regularly report the results of the counting of the provisional ballots until such counting is completed.
NRS 293.5882 Free access system to provide information to certain voters regarding counting of provisional ballots.
      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 ballot was counted and, if the ballot was not counted, the reason why the ballot 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.
 
NRS 293.5887 Issuance of voter registration card after final verification.If an elector is deemed to be conditionally registered to vote at a polling place pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, the county clerk shall issue to the elector a voter registration card as soon as practicable after final verification.

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 during any period for early voting or on election day if the voter is waiting in line to vote or register to vote at a polling place at which the voter is entitled to vote or register to vote at the time that the polls close 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 as provided by law.
      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.
 

 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.

NRS 293.2555 Privilege for political vote.In addition to the right to claim the privilege for voters recognized by NRS 49.315 in proceedings governed by title 4 of NRS, a voter who casts a vote legally at an election may not, in any other proceedings or circumstances, be compelled under oath to reveal how he or she voted at the election, and the voter has a privilege to refuse to disclose the tenor of his or her vote at the election.