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N.R.S. 293.490 - Residence not lost upon removal from county or precinct

Overview of Statute

This section provides that residence is not lost upon moving after the close of registration for any election.


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.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 272; A 1967, 851; 1977, 471)

Definition [Registered voter]

An elector who has completed the procedure prescribed by law for registration as a voter.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. §  293.090.

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 [Precinct]

The smallest voting area in a political subdivision.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. §  293.077.

Regulations & Guidance

Attorney General's Opinions

  • AGO 217 (1918) No transfer of registration fro one county to another is allowed except upon cancellation of the original registration and reregistration in the other county, the provisions of a prior law relating to transfers after the close of registration having been repealed. Upon application for re-registration, the requirement of a residence period in the county must be met.