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N.R.S. 293B.255 – Booth must conceal mechanical recording device

Overview of Statute

This section requires that a mechanical recording device must be hidden from view by the voting booth in which it is installed.


The booth in which a mechanical recording device is installed must be so constructed that the rear and sides of the booth in combination with the person of the voter hide the device from the view of persons other than the voter.

(Added to NRS by 1975, 1527; A 1985, 1104)

Definition [Mechanical recording device]

A device which mechanically or electronically compiles a total of the number of votes cast for each candidate and for or against each measure voted on.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.0657.

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.