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N.R.S. 293.5002 - Registration of person with fictitious address: Form of application; maintenance of application by Secretary of State and county clerk

Overview of Statute

This section governs the registration of persons with a fictitious address.


      1.  The Secretary of State shall establish procedures to allow a person for whom a fictitious address has been issued pursuant to NRS 217.462 to 217.471, inclusive, to:

      (a) Register to vote; and

      (b) Vote by absent ballot,

without revealing the confidential address of the person.

      2.  In addition to establishing appropriate procedures or developing forms pursuant to subsection 1, the Secretary of State shall develop a form to allow a person for whom a fictitious address has been issued to register to vote or to change the address of the person’s current registration. The form must include:

      (a) A section that contains the confidential address of the person; and

      (b) A section that contains the fictitious address of the person.

      3.  Upon receiving a completed form from a person for whom a fictitious address has been issued, the Secretary of State shall:

      (a) On the portion of the form that contains the fictitious address of the person, indicate the county and precinct in which the person will vote and forward this portion of the form to the appropriate county clerk; and

      (b) File the portion of the form that contains the confidential address.

      4.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any request received by the Secretary of State pursuant to subsection 3 shall be deemed a request for a permanent absent ballot.

      5.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law:

      (a) The Secretary of State and each county clerk shall keep the portion of the form developed pursuant to subsection 2 that he or she retains separate from other applications for registration.

      (b) The county clerk shall not make the name, confidential address or fictitious address of the person who has been issued a fictitious address available for:

             (1) Inspection or copying; or

             (2) Inclusion in any list that is made available for public inspection,

unless directed to do so by lawful order of a court of competent jurisdiction.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1331; A 2001, 695)

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 [Absent ballot]

A ballot voted by a person who expects to be or is absent from the polling place for his or her precinct or district on election day.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.013.

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.

Definition [Ballot]

The record of a voter’s preference of candidates and questions voted upon at an election. The term includes, without limitation, any paper given to a voter upon which the voter places his or her vote and any electronic storage tapes.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.025.

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 [Precinct]

The smallest voting area in a political subdivision.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. §  293.077.