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Such board of each county shall determine whether any proposition or question submitted to the electors of such county only, has been adopted or rejected.

All such determinations shall be reduced to writing and signed by the members of such board, or a majority of them, and filed and recorded in the office of the county clerk of such county, who shall cause a copy thereof and of the statements filed and recorded in his office upon which such determinations were based, to be published in at least one newspaper published in such county, and in such other newspapers published therein as the county board of canvassers shall direct.

The clerk of each county shall prepare as many certified copies of each certificate of the determination of the county board of canvassers of such county as there are persons declared elected in such certificate, and shall, without delay, transmit such copies to the persons therein declared to be elected, respectively. R. S., 423-4, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 5, Arts. 1, 2, $$ 10, 11, 18, 21

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§ 136. Transmission of copies of proceedings of county boards of canvassers to the secretary of state.- Upon the filing in the office of a county clerk of a statement of the county board of canvassers as to the votes cast for candidates for the offices of electors of president and vice-president, or as to the votes cast for candidates for state offices and representatives in congress, or as to the votes cast upon any proposed constitutional amendment or other proposition or question submitted to all the electors of the state, such county clerk shall forthwith make three certified copies of each such statement, and within five days after the filing thereof in his office, transmit by mail, one of such copies to the secretary of state, one to the governor, and one to the comptroller. The governor and comptroller shall forthwith upon the receipt thereof by them, deliver such certified copies to

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the secretary of state. If any such certified copy shall not be received by the secretary of state on or before the last day of November next after a general election, or within twenty days after a special election, he shall dispatch a special messenger to obtain such certified copy from the county clerk required to transmit the same, and such county clerk shall immediately upon demand of such messenger, at his office, make and deliver such a certified copy to such messenger who shall as soon as practicable deliver it to the secretary of state.

The county clerk of each county shall transmit to the secretary of state, within twenty days after a general election and within ten days after a special election, a

a list of the name and residence of each person determined by the board of county canvassers of such county to be elected member of assembly, school commissioner, and to any county office; and on or before the fifteenth day of December in each year, a certified copy of the official canvass of the votes cast in such county by election districts at the next preceding general election.

The secretary of state shall obtain from the governor and comptroller such certified copies so transmitted to thom, and file the same in his office. R. S., 424, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 5, Arts. 1, 2, 3, $$ 19-20, 22-6.

Id., 427, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 6, Art, 2, $$ 4, 5.
Id., 438, L. 1873, ch. 474.

$ 137. Organization of state board of canvassers.- The secretary of state, attorney-general, comptroller, state engineer and surveyor, and treasurer shall constitute the state board of canvassers, three of whom shall be a quorum. If three of such officers shall not attend on a day duly appointed for a meeting of the board, the secretary of state shall forthwith notify the mayor and recorder of the city of Albany to attend such meeting, and he shall forthwith attend accordingly and shall, with the other such officers attending, constitute such board.

The secretary of state shall appoint a meeting of such board at his office, or at the office of the treasurer or comptroller on or before the fifteenth day of December next after each general election, and within forty days after each special election, to canvass the statements of boards of county canvassers of such election. He shall notify each member of the board of such meeting. The board may adjourn such meeting from day to day, not exceeding a term of five days. R. S., 425, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 5, Arts. 3, 4, $$ 27-30, 37.

Id., 427, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 6, Art. 2, $ 14. •

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$ 138. Canvass by state board.-Such board shall at such meeting proceed to canvass the certified copies of the statements of the county boards of canvassers of each county in which such election was held. If any member of such board shall dissent from a decision of the board, or shall deem any of the acts or proceedings of the board to be illegal or irregular, and shall protest against the same, he shall state such dissent or protest in writing, signed by him, setting forth his reasons therefor, and deliver it to the secretary of state who shall file it in his office.

Upon the completion of such canvass, such board shall make separate statements written out in words at length and signed by the members of such board or a majority thereof, of the whole number of votes cast for all the candidates for each office shown by such certified copies to have been voted for, and of the whole number of votes cast for each of such candidates, the name of each office and if the voters of a district only of the state were entitled to vote for candidates therefor, the name and number of such district, and the name of each candidate, and the determination of the board of the person thereby elected to such office; the whole number of votes shown by such certified copies to have been cast upon each proposed constitutional amendment or other proposition

or question shown by such copies to have been voted upon, the whole number of votes cast in favor of and against each respectively, and the determination of the board as to whether it was adopted or rejected. Each such statement, dissent and protest shall be delivered to the secretary of state and recorded in his office. R. S., 425, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 5, Arts. 4, 5, $$ 31-6, 38.

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Id., 427, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 6, Art. 2, § 15.

$ 139. Certificates of election. The secretary of state shall thereupon forthwith transmit a copy, certified by his signature and official seal, of each such statement as to votes cast for candidates for any office, to the person shown thereby to have been elected thereto. He shall prepare a general certificate under the seal of this state, and attested by him as secretary thereof, addressed to the house of representatives of the United States, in that congress for which any person shall have been chosen, of a due election of the persons so chosen at each election, as representatives of this state in congress; and shall transmit the same to the house of representatives, at their first meeting. If either of the persone so chosen at such election shall have been elected to supply a vacancy in the office of representative in congress, it shall be mentioned by the secretary of state in the statements to be prepared by him. R. S., 426, L. 1842, ch, 130, tit. 5, Art. 5, $$ 39, 41, 42. Id., 427, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 6, Art. 2, $ 16.

$ 140. Record in office of secretary of state of county officers elected. The secretary of state shall enter in a book to be kept in his office, the names of the respective county officers elected in this state, including school commissioners, specifying the counties and districts for which they were severally elected and their places of residence, the offices to which they were respectively elected, and the terms of office. R. S., 426, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 5, Art. 5, § 43.

ARTICLE'VII. ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS AND ELECTORS

OF PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT. BBOTION 160. Representatives in congress, when and how chosen. 161. Electors of president and vice-president, when and how

to be chosen. 162. Meeting and organization of the electoral college. 163. Secretary of state to furnish college with lists of

electors. 164. Vote of the electors and their list of persons voted for. 165. Appointment of messenger and his duties. 166. Other lists to be furnished. 167. Compensation of electors.

$ 160. Representatives in congress, when and how chosen.- Representatives in the house of representatives of the congress of the United States shall be chosen in the several congressional districts at the general election held therein in the year 1892 and every second year thereafter. If any such representative shall resign he shall forthwith transmit a notice of his resignation to the secretary of state and if a vacancy shall occur in any such office the clerk of the county in which such representative shall have resided at the time of his election shall, without delay, transmit a notice thereof to the secretary of state. R. S., 426, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 6, Art. 1, $$ 1, 2.

$ 161. Electors of president and vice-president, when and how chosen.- At the general election in November, preceding the time fixed by the law of the United States for the choice of president and vice-president of the United States, there shall be elected by general ticket as many electors of president and vice-president as this state shall be entitled to, and each elector in this state shall have a right to vote for the whole number, and the several persons to the number required to be chosen

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