Organization : Nevada Secretary of State
Facility : Voter Fraud
State : Nevada
Country : United States
Voter Fraud : http://nvsos.gov/sos/elections/election-resources/voter-fraud
Home Page : http://nvsos.gov/sos/elections
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Voter Fraud :
Since people use the term “voter fraud” to mean many different things, it is often important to clarify what a person means when they use the term.
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Below are 8 common types of potential voter fraud :
Double Voting – An individual casts more than one ballot in the same election.
Ineligible Voter – The casting of a ballot by a person who is not eligible to voter. This can include non-citizens or felons who have not had their rights restored.
Dead Voter – The name of a deceased person remains on the voter rolls and a living person fraudulently casts a ballot in that name.
Voter Suppression – Any tactic aimed at lowering or suppressing the number of voters who might otherwise vote in an election.
Voter Registration Fraud – Filling out and submitting a voter registration form for a fictional person; filling out a voter registration form with the name of a real person, but without that person’s consent, and forging his or her signature on the form; changing information on a voter registration form once it has been completed; not turning in completed voter registration forms on time; or discarding completed voter registration forms due to party affiliation.
Voter Impersonation – A person claims to be someone else when casting a vote, either in person or on an absentee ballot.
Vote Buying – Agreements between voters and others to buy and sell votes, such as a candidate paying voters to vote for him or her, or a voter offering to sell him or her vote for money.
Fraud by Election Officials – Manipulation of ballots by officials administering the election, such as tossing out ballots, casting ballots in voters’ names, or changing votes from one candidate to another.
I.D. Requirements at the Polls :
If a person’s name appears in the election board register or if the person provides an affirmation pursuant to statute, the person is entitled to vote and must sign his or her name in the election board register when he or she appears at the polling place to vote.
The signature must be compared by an election board officer with the signature or a facsimile on the person’s original application to register to vote or one of the following forms of identification:
(a) The card issued to the voter at the time he or she registered to vote;
(b) A driver’s license;
(c) An identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles;
(d) A military identification card; or
(e) Any other form of identification issued by a governmental agency which contains the voter’s signature and physical description or picture.
Do I declare my political party affiliation when I register to vote?
On your voter registration application, you will be asked to indicate your party affiliation. You also have the option to be registered as a Nonpartisan voter, meaning you have no political party affiliation.
What are the qualifications to register to vote in Nevada?
Nevada law provides certain guidelines you must follow before you can vote. Specifically, Nevada law states that you must:
** Be at least 18 years of age on or before Election Day;
** Be a U.S. citizen;
** Be a resident of Nevada for 30 days preceding any election;
** Have your rights restored if you were convicted of a felony; and
** Not have been declared by a court to be mentally incompetent.
I didn’t vote in the last election, do I need to re-register?
If you did not vote in the last election, and you did not return a postcard mailed to you pursuant to NRS 293.530, your voter registration will be put into inactive status.
“Inactive Voter” status includes any voter for whom a county has received:
1) a returned residency confirmation mailing without a forwarding address within the same county, or
2) information obtained through the United States Postal Service National Change of Address (NCOA) database indicating that a voter has moved outside the county. An inactive voter is eligible to vote so long as they have met all other legal requirements to vote.
If you do not vote in two consecutive federal elections, your local County Clerk/Registrar of Voters office must CANCEL your registration, pursuant to the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).
If your voter registration is cancelled, you must re-register to vote. You can check your voter information anytime online at My Voter File.