NRS 539.553
Conduct of election

  • number of votes elector may cast
  • certain persons and entities entitled to vote
  • filing of designations or written consents
  • informalities not to invalidate election.

In any election to approve any bond issue, contract or other proposal which would subject the lands in any district to the repayment of an obligation to be incurred for capital purposes, the following procedure must be followed:

1.

The secretary of the district shall prepare from the book of assessments a list of all electors qualified by an ownership of land which meets the conditions prescribed in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of subsection 1 of NRS 539.123, showing the number of acres listed to each such elector, or the percentage interest in acreage held by each elector who holds an undivided interest in land.

2.

At the time and place appointed for the election, the list must be open for inspection. If both spouses vote with respect to acreage in which their interest is community property, the number of votes attributed to that acreage must be divided equally between them. If one holder of an undivided interest votes with the consent of his or her fellow holders, the entire acreage must be attributed to him or her.

3.

An elector is entitled to vote on the proposal according to the land which the elector owns outright, as follows:

(a)

Ten acres or less, one vote;

(b)

For each additional 10 acres or a part thereof, up to and including 200 acres, one additional vote; and

(c)

For each additional 100 acres or a part thereof above 200 acres, one additional vote.
Ê The district shall issue a separate ballot for each vote which an elector is entitled to cast.

4.

If two or more persons hold undivided or community interests in land, each is entitled to cast a percentage of the respective votes otherwise allowed pursuant to subsection 3 that is equal to his or her percentage interest in that land, except that, if pursuant to this subsection those persons are entitled to a fractional interest in a vote, that vote may only be cast by one of those persons upon presenting the written consent of his or her fellow holders.

5.

A guardian, executor or administrator shall be deemed the holder of title or evidence of title to the land in the State for which he or she is the guardian, executor or administrator, and has the right to vote pursuant to this section. If there is more than one guardian, executor or administrator, they must designate one of their number to vote pursuant to this section.

6.

Corporations, partnerships or limited-liability companies holding land in the district shall be deemed persons entitled to exercise all the rights of natural persons, and the president of such a corporation, the general partner of such a partnership, the manager of such a limited-liability company, or any other person authorized in writing by the president of the corporation, the general partner of the partnership or the members of the limited-liability company, may cast the vote of the corporation, partnership or limited-liability company pursuant to this section. If a partnership has more than one general partner, the general partners must designate one of their number to cast the vote of the partnership pursuant to this section. If a limited-liability company:

(a)

Has more than one manager, the managers must designate one of their number to cast the vote of the limited-liability company pursuant to this section.

(b)

Does not have a manager, the members must designate one of their number to cast the vote of the limited-liability company pursuant to this section.

7.

A trustee shall be deemed the holder of title or evidence of title to the land in the State for which he or she is the trustee, and has the right to vote pursuant to this section or designate one of the beneficiaries of the trust to vote pursuant to this section. If there is more than one trustee, the trustees must designate one of their number to vote pursuant to this section or designate one of the beneficiaries of the trust to vote pursuant to this section.

8.

Designations or written consents for the purposes of voting as authorized pursuant to this section must be filed with the district not later than 14 days before the election.

9.

At the end of the time appointed for voting, the secretary of the district shall determine the total number of votes cast approving the proposal and shall declare it passed if the proposal is approved by a majority of the votes cast.

10.

If the proposal is not so approved, it is rejected and the result must be entered of record.

11.

No informalities in conducting the election invalidate the result if the election is fairly conducted and the result can be clearly ascertained.

12.

For the purposes of this section, eligibility to vote and the number of acres listed to each elector must be determined from the current book of assessments. The board may by regulation permit holders of real property in the district to establish eligibility to vote by providing proof of acquisition of an interest in real property in the district since the last assessment roll was closed.

Source: Section 539.553 — Conduct of election; number of votes elector may cast; certain persons and entities entitled to vote; filing of designations or written consents; informalities not to invalidate election., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-539.­html#NRS539Sec553.

539.540
Resolution of directors: General plan of proposed operations.
539.543
Surveys and examinations
539.545
Estimate of amount of money necessary to be raised
539.547
Notice of election: Posting
539.550
Ballots: Form.
539.553
Conduct of election
539.557
Additional bond issues: Election required.
539.560
Determination of benefits: Apportionment
539.563
Meeting to review apportionment of benefits: Notice
539.565
Confirmation proceedings in district court: Petition
539.567
Confirmation proceedings: Confirmation of apportionment
539.570
Sale of bonds authorized
539.573
Bonds not to be sold for less than 90 percent of par value and accrued interest.
539.575
Use of unsold bonds in payment of construction
539.577
Cancellation of authorized bond issue
539.580
Payment of bonds and interest from revenue derived from annual assessments.
539.583
Payment of interest from bond fund.
539.585
Payment before issuance of bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness.
539.587
Insufficient money to complete improvement: Levy of assessment
539.590
Prior liens.
539.593
Power of directors to levy assessments to spread redemption of bonds.
539.595
Directors may execute agreement with bond purchasers guaranteeing tax levy for bond redemption
539.597
County auditor to spread minimum sinking fund tax on assessment books.
539.600
Agreement binding on subsequent boards of directors
539.603
Proceedings if county officers fail to perform duties pertaining to sinking fund tax.
539.605
Faith and credit of State pledged.
539.607
Issuance of notes authorized to meet obligations of district after levy of tax
539.610
Redemption of bonds before maturity: Procedure.
Last Updated

Feb. 5, 2021

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