N.R.S. 293C.269 – Members of general public allowed to observe conduct of voting at polling place; photographing or otherwise recording conduct of voting by members of general public prohibited
Overview of Statute
This section requires the city clerk to allow members of the general public to observe the conduct of voting at a polling place, but sets out restrictions on conduct of those persons observing and defines groups of people who may not be considered members of the general public.
1. The city clerk shall allow members of the general public to observe the conduct of voting at a polling place for a city election.
2. A member of the general public shall not photograph the conduct of voting at a polling place for a city election or record the conduct of voting on audiotape or any other means of sound or video reproduction.
3. For the purposes of this section, a member of the general public does not include any person who:
(a) Gathers information for communication to the public;
(b) Is employed or engaged by or has contracted with a newspaper, periodical, press association, or radio or television station; and
(c) Is acting solely within his or her professional capacity.
(Added to NRS by 1999, 266)
1. Definition for 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.
2. Definition for 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.