State of Nevada

Nevada Poll Workers Information Challenge

Republican National Committee v. Clark County

Lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) against Clark County challenging Nevada’s compliance with the Nevada Public Records Act as it pertains to sharing information about poll workers. The plaintiff alleges that its request for information about poll workers (including names and party affiliation) was denied in violation of the Nevada Public Records Act. Despite the fact that threats to election workers are on the rise throughout the country, the RNC contends that disclosing the poll workers’ names and affiliations “does not implicate anything more than nontrivial privacy interests and does not create any realistic risk of harassment or other stigmatization. After all, the names (and sometimes salaries) of government workers are public information and often listed online. And, the poll workers and their names will be visible to the public throughout the voting process at polling locations.” The RNC also notes that the “Legislature has not specifically designated poll worker names and party affiliation as confidential and beyond public inspection.” The plaintiffs request a writ of mandamus (a court order compelling a party to take a certain action) requiring the respondents to produce documents containing the names and political affiliations of poll workers.

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