As soon as all the votes are read off and counted, a certificate shall be drawn upon
each of the papers containing the poll list and tallies, or attached thereto, stating
the number of votes each one voted for has received, and designating the office to
fill which he or she was voted for, which number shall be written in figures and in
words at full length. Each certificate shall be signed by the clerks, judges, and the inspector. One of said certificates, with the poll list and the tally paper to which it is
attached, shall be retained by the inspector, and preserved by him or her at least
six months. The ballots, together with the other of said certificates, with the poll list and
tally paper to which it is attached, shall be sealed by the inspector, in the presence
of the judges and clerks, and endorsed “Election returns of [naming the precinct]
precinct,” and be directed to the secretary of the board of directors, and shall be
immediately delivered by the inspector, or by some other safe and responsible carrier
designated by said inspector, to said secretary, and the ballots shall be kept unopened
for at least six months, and if any person be of the opinion that the vote of any
precinct has not been correctly counted, he or she may appear on the day appointed
for the board of directors to open and canvass the returns, and demand a recount of
the vote of the precinct that is so claimed to have been incorrectly counted.
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