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N.R.S. 293.520 - Preregistration, registration and reregistration of persons who are unable to sign name

Overview of Statute

This section governs the registration or reregistration of an elector who is unable to sign his or her name.


Except as otherwise provided in this section, the preregistration of persons or the registration or reregistration of electors who are unable to sign their names must be made upon personal application of those persons or electors at the office of the county clerk where they may be identified or in the presence of a field registrar. If such a person or an elector is unable to appear in person at the office of the county clerk, the county clerk shall send a field registrar or an employee of the office of the county clerk to the elector to identify the person or elector and preregister the person or register or reregister the elector, as appropriate. The persons or electors described in this section may use a mark or cross in place of a signature.

(Added to NRS by 1960, 274; A 1991, 2223; 1993, 2193; 2001, 1435; 2017, 3858)

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 [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 [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 [Elector]

A person who is eligible to vote under the provisions of Section 1 of Article 2 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.055.