Nevada Constitution


The Constitution of the State of Nevada was created on July 4,1864 at a convention in Carson City.  It was ratified on September 7, 1864.  The Constitution became effective on October 31, 1864 when Nevada attained statehood.

The Nevada Constitution consists of two prefix provisions; a preamble; 19 Articles, among which the 18th Article, Right of Suffrage was repealed in 1992; and a suffix provision.

The Nevada Constitution can be amended in three different ways:

  • a constitutional convention,
  • a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, or
  • an initiated constitutional amendment.

The amendment will become part of Nevada’s constitution only after the two-step process of submitting to the state’s voters and after getting the approval re-submitting to the voters at another general election in two years.

Full Text of Nevada Constitution