N.R.S. 293.127563 - Secretary of State to determine number of signatures required for certain petitions
Overview of Statute
This section requires the Secretary of State to determine the number of signatures required for petitions, and provides a formula for calculation of the number.
1. As soon as practicable after each general election, the Secretary of State shall determine the number of signatures required to be gathered from each petition district within the State for a petition for initiative or referendum that proposes a constitutional amendment or statewide measure.
2. To determine the number of signatures required to be gathered from each petition district, the Secretary of State shall calculate the amount that equals 10 percent of the voters who voted in this State at the last preceding general election and divide that amount by the number of petition districts. Fractional numbers must be rounded up to the nearest whole number.
(Added to NRS by 2007, 2741; A 2009, 2587; 2011, 1783, 3271)
1. Definition for General election
The election held pursuant to NRS 293.12755.
See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.060.
2. Definition for Petition district
A district created pursuant to the provisions of NRS 304.060 to 304.120, inclusive, for the election of Representatives in Congress.
See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.069.
3. Definition for State
A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293D.080.