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Section 17-12-23

How tie vote decided.

In all elections where there is a tie between the two highest candidates for the same office, for all county or precinct offices, it shall be decided by lot by the sheriff of the county in the presence of the candidates; and in the case of the office of circuit judge, senator, representative, or any state officer not otherwise provided for, the Secretary of State shall, in the presence of the Governor, and such other electors as may choose to be present, decide the tie by lot.

(Code 1876, §297; Code 1886, §395; Code 1896, §1652; Code 1907, §428; Code 1923, §518; Code 1940, T. 17, §3; §17-1-3; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §56.)
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