2019 Code of Alabama
Title 17 - Elections.
Chapter 13 - Primary Elections.
Article 3 - Contests of Primary Elections.
Section 17-13-86 - Declaration of result of contest.
Upon the hearing of any contest, if the state or county executive committee finally determines who is the legal nominee for any office, it shall make a declaration of its judgment upon the question not later than 90 days before the general election for a county office and not later than 83 days before the general election for a state office. If the committee fails or refuses to hear or determine the outcome of a contest by the 90th day before the general election for a county office or the 83rd day before the general election for a state office, the failure or refusal shall be treated as a dismissal or the rendition of judgment against the contestant, and a certificate thereof shall be forwarded by either the county chair to the judge of probate or the state chair to the Secretary of State .(Acts 1931, No. 56, p. 73; Code 1940, T. 17, §387; §17-16-86; amended and renumbered by Act 2006-570, p. 1331, §63; Act 2014-6, p. 21, §1.)