Gov. Sisolak signs special session elections legislation

CARSON CITY, NV - August 03, 2020

Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 4, a bill that ensures protections for Nevadans to vote safely at the November 3, 2020 General Election during the global pandemic.

The Governor issued the following statement on AB4:

"During this global pandemic, I made a commitment that we’d do all we can to allow Nevadans to safely cast a ballot in the upcoming November election. This bill will help prevent Nevadans from experiencing the long lines at polling locations they faced during the Primary election, which will protect their safety, safeguard their right to make their voices heard, and help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

 As I have said before, Nevada is widely recognized as being a leader in election administration, and this bill will enable election officials to continue to support the safest, most accessible election possible under these unprecedented circumstances. I am confident that Secretary of State Cegavske, in coordination with local clerks and registrars, will run a safe, fair and accessible election this November.”

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND:

AB 4 enacts provisions for conducting elections adversely affected by certain emergencies or disasters, including COVID-19. It revises provisions governing election procedures for all mail ballots during an “affected election” and ensures a minimum number of in-person locations to vote during early vote and on election day. AB4 provides additional safeguards against certain unlawful acts, and it allocates funds to assist Nevada’s County Clerks and Registrars in putting on a safe and successful November General election.

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