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N.R.S. 293C.535 – Procedure for registration of electors in incorporated cities; preparation of roster

Overview of Statute

This section provides for the manner in which voter registration must be conducted in incorporated cities, and duties related to voter registration vested with the county clerks.


1. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive, or by special charter, registration of electors in incorporated cities must be accomplished in the manner provided in this chapter.

2. The county clerk shall use the statewide voter registration list to prepare for the city clerk of each incorporated city within the county the roster of all registered voters eligible to vote at a regular or special city election.

3. The county clerk shall prepare for each polling place a roster designated for electors who apply to register to vote or apply to vote at the polling place pursuant to NRS 293.5772 to 293.5887, inclusive.

4. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293C.3032, the roster required pursuant to subsection 2 must be prepared, one for each ward or other voting district within each incorporated city. The entries in the roster must be arranged alphabetically with the surnames first.

5. The county clerk shall keep duplicate originals or copies of the applications to register to vote in the county clerk’s office.

(Added to NRS by 1997, 3442; A 2003, 21892015, 3176; 2019, c.619.)

Definition [County clerk]

Except as the term is used in NRS 293.393, whenever the term “county clerk” is used in this title it means “registrar of voters” in those counties where such office has been created pursuant to the provisions of NRS 244.164.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.044.

Definition [Voting district]

An area formed by the consolidation of two or more contiguous precincts.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.121.

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 [Statewide voter registration list]

The list of registered voters established and maintained pursuant to NRS 293.675.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.111.

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 [State]

A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293D.080.

Definition [Roster]

The record in printed or electronic form furnished to election board officers which contains a list of eligible voters and is to be used for obtaining the signature of each person applying for a ballot.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.095.

Definition [Elector]

A person who is eligible to vote under the provisions of Section 1 of Article 2 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.055.