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N.R.S. 293.497 - Residence of head of family

Overview of Statute

This section governs the residence of the head of a family.


If a person has a family residing in one place and does business in another, the former is the person’s residence, unless his or her family is located there only temporarily, but if his or her family resides without the State and the person is permanently residing within the State, with no intention of removing therefrom, the person shall be deemed a resident for election purposes.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 272; A 1979, 338)

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.

Regulations & Guidance

Attorney General's Opinions

  • AGO 210 (1956) A person living and working in Nevada during the week and visiting family on weekends in Idaho is a resident of Nevada and the county in which he works and is thus eligible to run for the office of justice of the peace.

  • AGO 276 (1962) Whether a man who is employed in Nevada but maintains his family in a home in another state is a resident of Nevada for voting purposes depends, under NRS 293.497, upon his intention permanently to remain in Nevada. Where a man works in one county but maintains his family home in another county, the county of the family home is, under NRS 293.497 and in the absence of evidence of a different intent, the residence of the man for voting purposes.