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N.R.S. 293B.055 – Applicability of other statutes, charters and ordinances

Overview of Statute

This section addresses the applicability of state and local laws to precincts with mechanical voting systems.


The provisions of all state laws relating to elections and of any city charter or ordinance not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter apply to all elections in districts or precincts where mechanical voting systems are used and to all elections where ballots are counted at a central counting place.

(Added to NRS by 1975, 1522; A 1985, 1099)

Definition [Central counting place]

The location designated by the county or city clerk for the compilation of election returns.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.0335.

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 [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 [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 [Precinct]

The smallest voting area in a political subdivision.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. §  293.077.