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N.R.S. 293.435 - Certificate of election delivered after decision

Overview of Statute

This section provides for the delivery of certificate of election delivered after a decision.


      1.  After both houses sitting in joint session have decided an election contest, the Secretary of State shall execute and deliver a certificate of election to the person declared elected, unless such a certificate was already issued to that person.

      2.  If a certificate of election to the same office has been issued to any person other than the one declared to have been elected, that certificate is void.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 266; A 1995, 1661)

Definition [Certificate of election]

A certificate prepared by the county or city clerk or Governor, as the case may be, for the person having the highest number of votes for any district, county, township, city, state or statewide office as official recognition of the person’s election to office.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.034.

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 [Person]

1.  A natural person;

2.  Any form of business or social organization;

3.  Any nongovernmental legal entity, including, without limitation, a corporation, partnership, association, trust, unincorporated organization, labor union, committee for political action, political party and committee sponsored by a political party; or

4.  A government, governmental agency or political subdivision of a government.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 294A.009.

Definition [Contest]

An adversary proceeding between a candidate for a public office who has received the greatest number of votes and any other candidate for that office or, in certain cases, any registered voter of the appropriate political subdivision, for the purpose of determining the validity of an election.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.042.