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Posted Date: 11/21/2008

Secretary of State Ross Miller to Present Election Results as Mandated by Nevada Revised Statutes

(Carson City, NV; November 21, 2008) –Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller will present the abstract of votes from the November 2008 election to the Justices of the Nevada Supreme Court for canvassing at the old Supreme Court Chambers on the second floor of the Capitol, Tuesday, November 25th at 9:00 a.m. Following the conclusion of the official canvass, Miller will present five Nevadans with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award in recognition of their work on their respective parties’ presidential caucuses.

The official canvass before the Supreme Court is mandated in Nevada Revised Statute 193.395:

On the fourth Tuesday of November after each general election, the justices of the Supreme Court, or a majority thereof, shall meet with the Secretary of State, and shall open and canvass the vote for the number of presidential electors to which this State may be entitled, United States Senator, Representative in Congress, members of the Legislature, state officers who are elected statewide or by district, district judges, or district officers whose districts include area in more than one county and for and against any question submitted.

The NASS Medallion awardees from the Democratic Party are United States Senator Harry Reid; former State Democratic Party Chairwoman Jill Derby; and, Rebecca Lambe. Republican recipients are Nevada Republican Party State Chair Sue Lowden, and Peter Ernaut. The NASS Medallion is awarded in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to furthering the mission of the National Association of Secretaries of State within the states. The Nevada awardees are all being recognized for their work with their respective parties on the Nevada presidential caucuses. The awards will be presented immediately following the Supreme Court’s canvassing of the election results.