Nevada State Judicial Department

Sec. § 4.160
Number of justices of the peace where townships altered.


When any justice of the peace, in the formation of a new township, shall be brought within the limits thereof, he or she shall be one of the justices of the peace allowed to such new township, and shall continue in office until the expiration of the term for which he or she was elected.


If, by annexing a part of one township to another, there should be more than the proper number of justices within the limits of the township to which such addition shall have been made, any justice of the peace brought within such township shall, notwithstanding, hold and exercise his or her office therein until the expiration of his or her term of office, but no successor shall be elected to fill any vacancy in office which may be occasioned by the expiration of the term or otherwise.


Whenever any township, in consequence of a part being taken to form a new township, or to be annexed to any other township, shall be deprived of its proper number of justices of the peace, the vacancy thus produced shall be supplied as in other cases.

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