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Canvass of election returns by state officials.
All returns of elections required by law to be sent to the Secretary of State must, within 22 days after an election, be opened, counted, and certified in the presence of the Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General, or two of them.
(Code 1886, §390; Code 1896, §1647; Code 1907, §422; Code 1923, §512; Code 1940, T. 17, §201; Act 2003-313, p. 733, §2; §17-14-20; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §56.)