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N.R.S. 293C.335 – Empty envelopes and rejected absent ballots to be returned to city clerk

Overview of Statute

This section requires all envelopes that are empty or contain rejected ballots to be returned to the city clerk with the cause of rejection noted on the envelope.


When all absent ballots delivered to the election boards have been voted or rejected, except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.200, the empty envelopes and the envelopes and approved electronic transmissions containing rejected ballots must be returned to the city clerk. On all envelopes and approved electronic transmissions containing the rejected ballots the cause of rejection must be noted and the envelope or approved electronic transmission signed by a majority of the election board officers.

(Added to NRS by 1997, 3434; A 2013, 332015, 3172; 2017, 1369)

Definition [Absent ballot]

A ballot voted by a person who expects to be or is absent from the polling place for his or her precinct or district on election day.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.013.

Definition [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.

Definition [Rejected ballot]

A ballot that must not be counted because it is rejected by the election board or counting board for any reason required or authorized by this chapter.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.094.

Definition [Election board officer]

A person appointed to assist in the conduct of an election.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.050.

Definition [Approved electronic transmission]

The sending of information by facsimile machine or by use of the Internet pursuant to the acceptable standards set forth by regulations of the Secretary of State adopted pursuant to NRS 293.247.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.019.

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 [Board]

As used in NRS 295.075 to 295.125, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, “board” means the board of county commissioners.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 295.075.

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.