2015 Mississippi Code
Title 23 - ELECTIONS
Chapter 15 - MISSISSIPPI ELECTION CODE
Article 17 - CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS
C. DETERMINING THE RESULTS OF ELECTIONS
§ 23-15-595 - Procedure for sealing of ballot box; reopening and resealing
The box containing the ballots and other records required by this chapter shall, as soon as practical after the ballots have been counted, be delivered by one (1) of the precinct managers to the clerk of the circuit court of the county and said clerk shall, in the presence of the manager making delivery of the box, place upon the lock of such box a metal seal similar to the seal commonly used in sealing the doors of railroad freight cars. Such seals shall be numbered consecutively to the number of ballot boxes used in the election in the county, and the clerk shall keep in a place separate from such boxes a record of the number of the seal of each separate box in the county. The board of supervisors of the county shall pay the cost of providing such seals. Upon demand of the chairman of the county executive committee in the case of primary elections, or the county election commissioner in the case of other elections, the boxes and their contents shall be delivered to the county executive committee, or the county election commission, as appropriate, and after such committee or commission, as appropriate, has finished the work of tabulating returns and counting ballots as required by law, the said committee or commission, as appropriate, shall return all papers and ballots to the box of the precinct where such election was held, and it shall make redelivery of such boxes and their contents to the circuit clerk who shall reseal said boxes. Upon every occasion said boxes shall be reopened and each resealing shall be done as provided in this chapter.
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