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Nevada > Statutes > Recall of Public Officers Special Elections for Recall

N.R.S. 306.060 - Ballots for recall: Printing of officer’s justification; printing of reason for demanding recall and officer’s justification on sample ballot required if mechanical voting system used

Overview of Statute

This section provides for ballots for the recall.


      1.  If the officer against whom the petition is filed furnishes no justification of the officer’s course in office, none need appear on the ballot at the election upon the officer’s recall.

      2.  Where a mechanical voting system is used, the reason for demanding the recall of the officer and the officer’s justification need not be printed on the ballot, but must be printed on sample ballots, which must be presented to registered voters upon their application to vote.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 282; A 1977, 248; 1981, 23; 1985, 1115; 1997, 767)

Definition [Sample ballot]

1.  “Sample ballot” means a document distributed by a county or city clerk upon which is included a list of the offices, candidates and ballot questions that will appear on a ballot.

2.  The term includes, without limitation, any such document which is prepared on a computer and distributed by mail or electronic means pursuant to NRS 293.565 or 293C.530.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.097.

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 [Mechanical voting system]

A system of voting whereby a voter may cast a vote:

      1.  On a device which mechanically or electronically compiles a total of the number of votes cast for each candidate and for or against each measure voted on; or

      2.  By marking a paper ballot which is subsequently counted on an electronic tabulator, counting device or computer.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.0659.

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.

Regulations & Guidance

Attorney General's Opinions

  • AGO 42 (1931) The recall ballot must contain a statement of the officer being recalled, and if the officer is misled as to his rights concerning the statement, the election is illegal.