Voters' Bill of Rights - Per NRS 293.2546
Electioneering - Per NRS 293.740
The Nevada Legislature hereby declares that each voter has
1. To receive and cast a ballot that:
(a) Is written in a format that allows the
clear identification of candidates; and
(b) Accurately records the voter’s
preference in the selection of candidates.
2. To have his questions
concerning voting procedures answered and to have an
explanation of the procedures for voting posted in a
conspicuous place at the polling place.
3. To vote without being
intimidated, threatened or coerced.
4. To vote on election day if
the voter is waiting in line at his polling place to
vote before 7 p.m. and he has not already cast his vote
in that election.
5. To return a spoiled ballot
and is entitled to receive another ballot in its place.
6. To request assistance in
voting, if necessary.
7. To a sample ballot which is
accurate, informative and delivered in a timely manner.
8. To receive instruction in
the use of the equipment for voting during early voting
or on election day.
9. To have nondiscriminatory
equal access to the elections system, including, without
limitation, a voter who is elderly, disabled, a member
of a minority group, employed by the military or a
citizen who is overseas.
10. To have a uniform,
statewide standard for counting and recounting all votes
11. To have complaints about
elections and election contests resolved fairly,
accurately and efficiently.
(Added to NRS by 2003, 680)
1. You have the right to vote if you are in line when
the polls close at 7 pm, or at any other time between 7
am and 7 pm. (Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 293.273 and
2. If you cannot read, or are physically disabled, you
have the right to request special assistance with voting
from anyone other than your employer, agent of your
employer or an officer or agent of your union. (§
3. If you are elderly or physically disabled, you have
the right to a polling place and a voting booth that is
accessible to you. (§ 293.2955)
4. If you make a mistake or “spoil” your ballot and
have not cast the ballot, you have the right to request
a replacement ballot. (§§ 293.297 and 293C.285)
5. No one is allowed to try to influence your vote
within 100 feet of the polling place.
6. If you have been convicted of a crime other than a
felony offense, you can vote by absentee ballot while
incarcerated and, once you have completed your sentence,
you can vote in the precinct or district in which you
reside. Convicted felons will only become eligible to
vote again if their convictions are overturned or their
civil rights are restored.
(§§ 293.540 and 293.543)
Soliciting votes and
electioneering inside polling place or within
certain distance from polling place prohibited;
1. Except as
otherwise provided in subsection 2, it is unlawful
inside a polling place or within 100 feet from the
entrance to the building or other structure in which
a polling place is located:
(a) For any person to
solicit a vote.
(b) For any person,
including an election board officer, to do any electioneering on election day.
The county clerk or registrar of voters shall ensure
that, at the outer limits of the area within which
electioneering is prohibited, notices are
continuously posted on which are printed in large
letters “Distance Marker: No electioneering between
this point and the entrance to the polling place.”
2. The provisions of
subsection 1 do not apply to the conduct of a person
in a private residence or on commercial or
residential property that is within 100 feet from
the entrance to a building or other structure in
which a polling place is located. The provisions of
subsection 1 are not intended to prohibit a person
from voting solely because he is wearing a
prohibited political insigne and is reasonably
unable to remove the insigne or cover it. In such a
case, the election board officer shall take such
action as is necessary to allow the voter to vote as
expediently as possible and then assist the voter in
exiting the polling place as soon as is possible.
3. Any person who
violates any provision of this section is guilty of
a gross misdemeanor.
4. As used in this
section, “electioneering” means campaigning for or
against a candidate, ballot question or political
(a) Posting signs relating
to the support of or opposition to a candidate,
ballot question or political party;
literature relating to the support of or opposition
to a candidate, ballot question or political party;
(c) Using loudspeakers to
broadcast information relating to the support of or
opposition to a candidate, ballot question or
(d) Buying, selling,
wearing or displaying any badge, button or other
insigne which is designed or tends to aid or promote
the success or defeat of any political party or a
candidate or ballot question to be voted upon at
(e) Soliciting signatures
to any kind of petition.
(Added to NRS by 1963,
1382; A 1967, 863; 1973, 872; 1977, 464; 1987, 1169;
1989, 2171; 1997, 80)