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N.R.S. 293.185 - Offices for filing declarations, certificates and acceptances of candidacies

Overview of Statute

This section provides the locations for the filing, declarations, certificates, and acceptances of candidacies.


A declaration of candidacy must be filed with the appropriate filing officer, during regular office hours, as follows:

1.  For United States Senator, Representative in Congress, statewide offices, State Senators, Assemblymen and Assemblywomen to be elected from districts comprising more than one county, and all other offices whose districts comprise more than one county, with the Secretary of State.

2.  For Representative in Congress and district offices voted for wholly within one county, State Senators, Assemblymen and Assemblywomen to be elected from districts comprising but one or part of one county, county and township officers, with the county clerk.

(Added to NRS by 1960, 244; A 1965 Special Session, 4; 1983, 1287; 1987, 1367)

Definition [County clerk]

Except as the term is used in NRS 293.393, whenever the term “county clerk” is used in this title it means “registrar of voters” in those counties where such office has been created pursuant to the provisions of NRS 244.164.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.044.

Definition [Filing officer]

The Secretary of State, county or city clerk or any other officer authorized by law to receive designations and declarations of candidacy, certificates and acceptances of nomination or any other nomination papers.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.057.

Definition [Township office]

An office filled by a township officer.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.115.

Definition [Township officer]

A public official elected in a township to serve the township.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.117.

Definition [Clerk]

The election board officer designated or assigned to make the record of the election in the roster, tally list and challenge list in the precinct, district or polling place in which such officer is appointed.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.040.

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.

Regulations & Guidance

Attorney General's Opinions

  • AGO B-7 (1940) Nomination papers must be received in office of proper filing officer within time provided by law for filing same, deposit of such papers in United States mail does not constitute filing of same.