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The sheriff of each county or the person discharging the duties of such office is the returning officer for the county.
The inspector for each voting place is charged with the duty of returning the ballots and sealed election materials from the voting place to the county returning officer.
(Code 1876, §260; Code 1886, §353; Code 1896, §1589; Code 1907, §356; Code 1923, §446; Code 1940, T. 17, §129; §17-6-11; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §41.)