N.R.S. 293B.283 – Election board to ensure ballots previously voted on mechanical voting system not recorded as voted on that day
Overview of Statute
This section provides the election board with the responsibility to ensure mechanical recording devices do not count a vote twice.
At each polling place where a mechanical voting system is used whereby votes are directly recorded electronically, the election board shall, before the polls are open for the election, ensure that each mechanical recording device will not register any ballots which were previously voted on the device as having been voted on that day.
(Added to NRS by 1995, 2786)
1. Definition for Election board
The persons appointed by each county or city clerk to assist in the conduct of an election.
See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293B.027.
2. Definition for Mechanical voting system
A system of voting whereby a voter may cast a vote:
1. On 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; or
2. By marking a paper ballot which is subsequently counted on an electronic tabulator, counting device or computer.
See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.0659.
3. Definition for 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.
5. Definition for 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.