Section 11-16-23

Receipt of returns, counting of votes, and declaration of election result.

The board of commissioners shall meet at the courthouse of the county on the next day after the day on which such election is held and there remain and receive the returns from the several returning officers, and on the second day after the day on which such election is held, the commissioners shall meet at the courthouse at 12:00 noon, and, in the presence of such persons as may choose to attend, the said board shall make a correct statement from the returns of the several precincts and wards of the county of the whole number of votes cast "For removal to _____" and the whole number of votes cast "Against removal" and shall then and there make in writing a public declaration of the result of said election.

(Code 1907, §195; Code 1923, §287; Code 1940, T. 12, §250.)