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N.R.S. 293.500 - Loss of residence upon removal from State with intention to remain elsewhere for indefinite time

Overview of Statute

This section provides for the loss of residence upon removal from the State with intention to remain elsewhere.


Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.487, if a person removes to another state, territory or foreign country, with the intention of residing there for an indefinite time, the person thereby loses his or her residence in this State for election purposes, notwithstanding that the person may intend to return at some uncertain future date. A person’s occasional return to the place of his or her former residence in this State, regardless of the reason, is not sufficient to preserve his or her residence.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 272; A 1973, 870; 1989, 2168)

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 422 (1958) Under former NRS 292.140, 292.440, 292.450 and 292.510 (cf. NRS 293.500, 293.535, 293.537, 293.454 and 293.547), relating to registration of voters and challenging and cancelling of such registration, the intent of the legislature is to keep upon the rolls only those registrants whose affirmative conduct shows an interest in exercising the privileges of an elector.