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Special elections ordered by Governor.
All special elections provided for by this chapter are to be ordered by the Governor, who must issue writs of election, directed to the judge of probate of the counties in which such election is required to be held and must specify therein the district or county in which, and the day on which, such election is to be held; the cause and object of the same; the name of the person in whose office the vacancy has occurred and, in all cases in which a special election is directed in a district composed of more than one county, such election must be directed to be held on the same day in each county.
(Code 1852, §191; Code 1867, §233; Code 1876, §266; Code 1886, §361; Code 1896, §1600; Code 1907, §441; Code 1923, §531; Code 1940, T. 17, §217; §17-18-3; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §76.)