Section VI-5

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Section VI-5: Returns of election - Tie votes.

  The returns of every election for all elective state officers
shall be sealed up and transmitted by the returning officers to
the Secretary of State, directed to the Speaker of the House of
Representatives, who shall, immediately after the organization of
the House, and before proceeding to other business, open and
publish the same in the presence of a majority of each branch of
the Legislature, who shall for that purpose assemble in the hall
of the House of Representatives.  The persons respectively having
the highest number of votes for either of the said offices shall
be declared duly elected; but in case two or more shall have an
equal and the highest number of votes for either of said offices,
the Legislature shall, forthwith, by joint ballot, choose one of
the said persons so having an equal and the highest number of
votes for said office.

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