Nevada

Status of Audit Legislation: 
In effect since 2004
Notes: 

This information was updated in March 2014 using the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC).

 

State Summary

Nevada's audit law, in effect since 2004, audits all items on the ballot, but the audit results do not lead to a full recount, and the statutes do not stipulate whether the results are binding upon the official election results.

Sampling Method: 

If a county has a population of 100,000 or more, they must randomly select a number of mechanical recording devices equal to 2% of the number of mechanical recording devices with attached VVPATS used in the election or not less than 20, whichever is greater. If a county has a population less than 100,000, they must randomly select a number of mechanical recording devices equal to 3% or not less than 4, whichever is greater. There is no limit on counties if they wish to check a larger percentage of their voting machines.

Trigger: 

No trigger is outlined.

Oversight: 
Secretary of State
Location of Random Selection: 
County
Types of Voting Machines in Use: 
DREs equipped with printers For more detailed information, see Verified Voting's website: http://www.verifiedvoting.org/verifier/map.php?&topic_string=5std&year=2008&state=Nevada
Races that are Audited: 
Any vote recorded on an electronic voting machine
Voting Units that are Audited: 
Machines
Timeline for Audit: 

The results of the audit must be sent to the Secretary of State within seven working days after the election.

Completed Before Certification?: 

Yes

Is the Audit Publicly Observable?: 
Yes