2015 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 18 - Louisiana Election Code
RS 18:1261 - Determination of election results; tie vote; issuance of certificate

LA Rev Stat § 18:1261 (2015) What's This?

§1261. Determination of election results; tie vote; issuance of certificate

A. The secretary of state shall ascertain from the returns the slate of candidates who received the greatest number of votes cast for presidential electors. If two or more of the slates of candidates having the highest number of votes receive the same number of votes, none of the slates of candidates is elected, and the slate of candidates elected shall be selected by a public drawing of lots conducted by the state board of election supervisors from among the slate of candidates who received such highest number of votes in the election. The public drawing of lots shall be conducted at the state capitol on a day and at a time fixed by the board within one week after the results of the election for that office become official. The candidates involved shall be given at least three days' written notice of the time and place of the public drawing of lots.

B. The governor shall issue a certificate of election to the persons elected and authorize them to cast the vote of the state for president and vice president.

Acts 1976, No. 697, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1978. Amended by Acts 1977, No. 588, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1978.

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