2017 Code of Alabama
Title 36 - PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.
Chapter 2 - ELIGIBILITY FOR OFFICE, RESIDENCE; COMMISSIONS.
Section 36-2-10 - When county officers, etc., may begin to exercise duties and functions of offices to which elected.
All county officers and officers chosen for any portion or district of a county shall be authorized to exercise the duties and functions of the office to which they are elected after they shall have received certificates of their election as provided by law whether they have received their commissions or not, but such officers shall first give the bond, if any, required by law and take the oath of office prescribed by the constitution.(Code 1907, §1472; Code 1923, §2582; Code 1940, T. 41, §14.)