Pennsylvania Statutes Title 25 P.S. Elections & Electoral Districts § 3165. Governor and other State officers;  Judges;  certificates of election;  commissions

The Secretary of the Commonwealth, at the first meeting of the General Assembly following the election of a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of Internal Affairs, Auditor General or State Treasurer, shall deliver to the President of the Senate the returns of elections for all such offices, who shall open and publish them in the presence of members of both houses of the General Assembly.  The person receiving the highest number of votes for the respective offices shall be declared elected thereto, and certificates of such elections shall be made and filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth.  The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall immediately lay before the Governor such certificates of election, except the certificate of election of Governor, whereupon the Governor shall issue a commission to each person so elected.  The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall immediately after tabulating and computing the returns of each election of Judge of every court, certify the result thereof to the Governor, who shall immediately issue a commission to such person.

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