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N.R.S. 293.163 – Selection of delegates and alternates to national party convention and members of national committee by state convention in presidential election year

Overview of Statute

This section outlines the selection process of delegates and alternates for national conventions.


1.  In presidential election years, on the call of a national party convention, but one set of party conventions and but one state convention shall be held on such respective dates and at such places as the state central committee of the party shall designate. If no earlier dates are fixed, the state convention shall be held 30 days before the date set for the national convention and the county conventions shall be held 60 days before the date set for the national convention.

2.  Delegates to such conventions shall be selected in the same manner as prescribed in NRS 293.130 to 293.160, inclusive, and each convention shall have and exercise all of the power granted it under NRS 293.130 to 293.160, inclusive. In addition to such powers granted it, the state convention shall select the necessary delegates and alternates to the national convention of the party and, if consistent with the rules and regulations of the party, shall select the national committeeman and committeewoman of the party from the State of Nevada.

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

Definition [Election year]

“Election year” means, with regard to a:

      1.  Candidate, the calendar year in which the primary election and general election are held for the public office for which the candidate is seeking election or intends to seek election.

      2.  Question on the ballot, the calendar year in which the election is held for the question.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 294A.0074.

Definition [Central committee]

The county or the state authority of a major political party.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.033.

Definition [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.

Definition [Alternate]

A person selected pursuant to NRS 298.035 to be an alternate to a nominee for presidential elector.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 298.023.