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N.R.S. 293C.257 – Form of ballot for primary city election; names of candidates to be grouped alphabetically; exception

Overview of Statute

This section provides requirements for how candidates names appear on a ballot in primary elections.


For a primary city election, there must appear at the top of each ballot the designation “Candidates for city offices.” Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.2565, following this designation must appear the names of candidates grouped alphabetically under the title and length of term of the office for which those candidates filed.

(Added to NRS by 1997, 3425; A 2003, 1726)

Definition [Primary city election]

An election held pursuant to NRS 293C.115 or 293C.175. The term includes a primary municipal election held pursuant to the provisions of a special charter of an incorporated city.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. §  293.079.

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.

Definition [Candidate]

Any person:

      1.  Who files a declaration of candidacy;

      2.  Who files an acceptance of candidacy;

      3.  Whose name appears on an official ballot at any election; or

      4.  Who has received one or more contributions in excess of $100, regardless of whether:

      (a) The person has filed a declaration of candidacy or an acceptance of candidacy; or

      (b) The name of the person appears on an official ballot at any election.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 294A.005.