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Elections Code - ELEC

DIVISION 15. SEMIFINAL OFFICIAL CANVASS, OFFICIAL CANVASS, RECOUNT, AND TIE VOTE PROCEDURES [15000 - 15702]

  ( Heading of Division 15 amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1073, Sec. 21. )
  

CHAPTER 7. Duties of the Secretary of State [15500 - 15505]
  ( Heading of Chapter 7 renumbered from Chapter 10 by Stats. 1998, Ch. 1073, Sec. 35. )

  
15503.  

On the 38th day after the election, or as soon within that time as the returns have been received from the entire state or a congressional district, as the case may be, the Secretary of State shall determine the votes cast for candidates for Senator and Representative and certify to the persons having the highest number of votes for the respective offices as duly elected.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 149, Sec. 3. (AB 1490) Effective January 1, 2010.)