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Governor to estimate returns and give notice of election.
Within 22 days after the time for making the returns, the Governor, in the presence of the Secretary of State and Attorney General, or either of them in the absence of the other, must estimate the returns, ascertain which candidates are elected and notify them by proclamation.
(Code 1876, §344; Code 1886, §437; Code 1896, §1655; Code 1907, §448; Code 1923, §538; Code 1940, T. 17, §224; Act 2003-313, p. 733, §2; §17-20-4.)