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N.R.S. 293.553 - Registration of electors in service of United States or attending school

Overview of Statute

This section provides for the registration voters in the service of the United States or attending school.


Any elector of this State who is in the service of the United States or attending an institution of learning, and by reason thereof is beyond the boundaries of this State, and who has not registered before or whose registration has been cancelled may, at any time, request from the county clerk of the county of the elector’s residence an application to register to vote. The county clerk, if satisfied that the elector is eligible for registration, shall forward the application immediately. The county clerk shall, upon receipt of the completed application, file it in the manner provided by law.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 277; A 1961, 298; 1989, 2170; 1995, 2280; 2009, 360)

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 [Service of the United States]

The Armed Forces of the United States and the auxiliaries thereof, the United States Coast Guard, the merchant marine service of the United States, civilian employment by the Federal Government beyond the boundaries of the State of Nevada, and religious groups and welfare agencies officially attached to and serving with the Armed Forces of the United States.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.105.

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 [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.