Nevada Elections

Sec. § 306.015
Contents and filing of notice of intent to circulate petition; circulation of petition for signatures; submission of petition to filing officer within prescribed periods; penalty for failure to submit petition as required; submission of petition to county clerk for signature verification; procedure for removing name from petition before completion of signature verification.


1.

Before a petition to recall a public officer is circulated, the persons proposing to circulate the petition must file a notice of intent with the filing officer with whom the public officer filed his or her declaration of candidacy.

2.

The notice of intent:

(a)

Must be signed by:

(1)

If the public officer holds a statewide office, three registered voters who actually:
(I) Voted in this State at the election at which the public officer was elected; and
(II) Reside in this State on the date that the notice of intent is filed with the filing officer.

(2)

If the public officer does not hold a statewide office, three registered voters who actually:
(I) Voted in the county, district or municipality that the public officer represents at the election at which the public officer was elected; and
(II) Reside in the county, district or municipality that the public officer represents on the date that the notice of intent is filed with the filing officer.

(b)

Must be signed before a person authorized by law to administer oaths that the statements and signatures contained in the notice are true.

(c)

Is valid until the date on which the call for a special election is issued, as set forth in NRS 306.040.

3.

The petition may consist of more than one document and must be circulated for signatures and submitted to the filing officer in accordance with this subsection. The persons filing the notice of intent shall submit to the filing officer:

(a)

On or before the 48th day after the date on which the notice of intent was filed, all signatures that were collected on the petition during the period beginning on the date on which the notice of intent was filed and ending on the 45th day after the date on which the notice of intent was filed. If any such signature is not timely submitted to the filing officer pursuant to this paragraph, it shall be deemed that the signature is not a valid signature.

(b)

On or before the 90th day after the date on which the notice of intent was filed, all signatures that were collected on the petition during the period beginning on the 46th day after the date on which the notice of intent was filed and ending on the date of submission of the petition to the filing officer for signature verification pursuant to this paragraph. The circulation of the petition must cease on the date of submission of the petition to the filing officer for signature verification pursuant to this paragraph or on the 90th day after the date on which the notice of intent was filed, whichever occurs first. If the persons filing the notice of intent timely submit the petition to the filing officer for signature verification pursuant to this paragraph and comply with the provisions of NRS 306.016, the filing officer shall immediately submit the petition to the county clerk for the verification pursuant to NRS 306.035 of the signatures that were collected on the petition and timely submitted to the filing officer pursuant to this subsection.

4.

Any person who fails to submit the petition to the filing officer as required by subsection 3 is guilty of a misdemeanor. Copies of the petition are not valid for any subsequent petition.

5.

The county clerk shall, upon completing the verification of the signatures on the petition pursuant to NRS 306.035, file the petition with the filing officer.

6.

Any person who signs a petition to recall any public officer may request that the county clerk remove the person’s name from the petition by submitting a request in writing to the county clerk at any time before the verification of the signatures thereon is completed.
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Feb. 5, 2021