NRS 306.020
Public officers subject to recall

  • eligibility to sign petition
  • required contents of petition.


Every public officer in the State of Nevada is subject to recall from office by the registered voters of the State or of the county, district or municipality that the public officer represents, as provided in this chapter and Section 9 of Article 2 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada.


A public officer who is appointed to serve the remainder of the unexpired term of an elective office:


Is subject to recall in the same manner as provided for a public officer elected to that office; and


For the purposes of recall, shall be deemed to have been elected to that office at the same election at which the former elected officeholder or candidate was elected before the vacancy in that office.


The petition to recall a public officer may be signed by any registered voter of the State or of the county, district, municipality or portion thereof that the public officer represents who actually voted in the election at which the public officer was elected.


The petition must:


Set forth the reason why the recall is demanded, which must appear on each signature page of the petition;


Contain the residence addresses of the signers and the date that the petition was signed;


Contain a statement of the minimum number of signatures necessary to the validity of the petition;


Contain at the top of each page and immediately above the signature line, in at least 10-point bold type, the words “Recall Petition”;


Include the date that a notice of intent was filed; and


Have the designation: “Signatures of registered voters seeking the recall of ................ (name of public officer for whom recall is sought)” on each page if the petition contains more than one page.

Source: Section 306.020 — Public officers subject to recall; eligibility to sign petition; required contents of petition., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-306.­html#NRS306Sec020.

Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

§ 306.020’s source at nv​.us