Update: On November 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of Nevada denied to issue a ruling to stop Nye County from conducting a hand-count of ballots received in the 2022 midterm election.

Update: Nye County Judge Kimberly Wanker denied the filed writ petition without scheduling a hearing on the matter not ruling on the merits of the case. We have filed an emergency challenge with the Supreme Court of Nevada.

On Oct. 4, 2022, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada filed a lawsuit against Nye County to prevent the county from moving forward with its proposed unlawful hand-counting scheme during this year’s elections.

We are representing Nye County voters who risk having their freedom to vote suppressed by the county’s proposed procedures for this year’s election.  The case is ACLU of Nevada v. Nye County, Case No. CV22-0503. 

We are asking the Fifth Judicial District court to prohibit the county from publicly announcing the selected candidates on each ballot prior to the close of polls on Election Day, from limiting the use of ADA touch screens to individuals with so-called “special needs,” from allowing election workers to ask about a voter’s disability or turn away otherwise eligible voters based on arbitrary decision making, and from using “stringent signature verifications” that violate state law.


Sadmira Ramic

Date filed

October 4, 2022


Fifth Judicial District Court



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