Nevada Elections

Sec. § 293.4855
Qualifications and procedures for certain minors to preregister to vote; regulations.


1.

Every citizen of the United States who is 17 years of age or older but less than 18 years of age and has continuously resided in this State for 30 days or longer may preregister to vote by any of the means available for a person to register to vote pursuant to this title. A person eligible to preregister to vote is deemed to be preregistered to vote upon the submission of a completed application to preregister to vote.

2.

If a person preregisters to vote, he or she shall be deemed to be a registered voter on his or her 18th birthday unless:

(a)

The person’s preregistration has been cancelled as described in subsection 7; or

(b)

Except as otherwise provided in NRS 293D.210, on the person’s 18th birthday, he or she does not satisfy the voter eligibility requirements set forth in NRS 293.485.

3.

The county clerk shall issue to a person who is deemed to be registered to vote pursuant to subsection 2 a voter registration card as described in subsection 6 of NRS 293.517 as soon as practicable after the person is deemed to be registered to vote.

4.

On the date that a person who preregisters to vote is deemed to be registered to vote, his or her application to preregister to vote is deemed to be his or her application to register to vote.

5.

If a person preregistered to vote:

(a)

By mail or computer, he or she shall be deemed to have registered to vote by mail or computer, as applicable.

(b)

In person, he or she shall be deemed to have registered to vote in person.

6.

The preregistration information of a person may be updated by any of the means for updating the voter registration information of a person pursuant to this chapter.

7.

The preregistration to vote of a person may be cancelled by any of the means and for any of the reasons for cancelling voter registration pursuant to this chapter.

8.

Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, all preregistration information relating to a person is confidential and is not a public record. Once a person’s application to preregister to vote is deemed to be an application to register to vote, any voter registration information related to the person must be disclosed pursuant to any law that requires voter registration information to be disclosed.

9.

The Secretary of State shall adopt regulations providing for preregistration to vote. The regulations:

(a)

Must include, without limitation, provisions to ensure that once a person is deemed to be a registered voter pursuant to subsection 2 the person is immediately issued a voter registration card and added to the statewide voter registration list and the registrar of voters’ register; and

(b)

Must not require a county clerk to provide to a person who preregisters to vote sample ballots or any other voter information provided to registered voters unless the person will be eligible to vote at the election for which the sample ballots or other information is provided.
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Feb. 5, 2021