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N.R.S. 293.5415 - Circumstances in which person adjudicated mentally incompetent declared ineligible to vote; certain judicial findings required

Overview of Statute

This section provides circumstances in which a person adjudicated mentally incompetent is declared ineligible to vote.


A person is not ineligible to vote on the ground that the person has been adjudicated mentally incompetent unless a court of competent jurisdiction specifically finds by clear and convincing evidence that the person lacks the mental capacity to vote because he or she cannot communicate, with or without accommodations, a specific desire to participate in the voting process and includes the finding in a court order.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 59)

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.