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N.R.S. 293C.3606 – Returns; secrecy of ballots; disseminating information about count of returns before polls close prohibited; penalty

Overview of Statute

This section provides rules and procedures for counting returns for early voting.


1.  After 8 a.m. on election day, the appropriate board shall count in public the returns for early voting.

2.  The returns for early voting must not be reported until after the polls have closed on election day.

3.  The returns for early voting may be reported separately from the regular votes of the precinct, unless reporting the returns separately would violate the secrecy of the voter’s ballot.

4.  The city clerk shall develop a procedure to ensure that each ballot is kept secret.

5.  Any person who disseminates to the public information relating to the count of returns for early voting before the polls close is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.

(Added to NRS by 1993, 2172; A 1995, 262727811997, 66867127831999, 690)

Definition [Regular votes]

The votes cast by registered voters, except votes cast by absent ballot or provisional ballot.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.093.

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.

Definition [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.

Definition [Precinct]

The smallest voting area in a political subdivision.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. §  293.077.