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Returns of election of state officers.
The certificates of the canvassing board forwarded to the Secretary of State as to the election of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Auditor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries must be by the judge of probate forwarded to the Governor for the Speaker of the House at least 10 days before the time fixed for the next meeting of the Legislature and must be by the Governor delivered unopened to the Speaker of the House of Representatives upon his or her election.
(Code 1876, §292; Code 1886, §391; Code 1896, §1648; Code 1907, §424; Code 1923, §514; Code 1940, T. 17, §203; §17-14-22; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §56.)