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N.R.S. 293B.353 – Clerk to allow members of general public to observe counting of ballots at central counting place; members of general public allowed to photograph or otherwise record counting of ballots; request for photograph or recording of counting of ballots

Overview of Statute

This section concerns the observation and documenting of the counting of ballots by members of the general public.


1.  The county or city clerk shall allow members of the general public to observe the counting of the ballots at the central counting place if those members do not interfere with the counting of the ballots.

2.  The county or city clerk may photograph or record or cause to be photographed or recorded on audiotape or any other means of sound or video reproduction the counting of the ballots at the central counting place.

3.  A registered voter may submit a written request to the county or city clerk for any photograph or recording of the counting of the ballots prepared pursuant to subsection 2. The county or city clerk shall, upon receipt of the request, provide the photograph or recording to the registered voter at no charge.

(Added to NRS by 1995, 2785)

Definition [Registered voter]

An elector who has completed the procedure prescribed by law for registration as a voter.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. §  293.090.

Definition [Central counting place]

The location designated by the county or city clerk for the compilation of election returns.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.0335.

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 [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.