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  115.511.  Board of state canvassers to convene, when — secretary of state to announce results, when. — 1.  The secretary of state shall convene the board of state canvassers to total the abstracts of each primary election and the board shall, not later than two weeks after receiving all required abstracts from the primary election, issue a statement announcing the results of the primary election for federal officers, governor, lieutenant governor, state senators and representatives, circuit judges, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer and state auditor.

  2.  The secretary of state shall convene the board of state canvassers to total the abstracts of each general election and the board shall, not later than the second Tuesday in December following the general election, issue a statement announcing the results of the general election for federal officers, governor, lieutenant governor, state senators and representatives, circuit judges, appellate and circuit judges subject to the provisions of Article V, Section 25 of the State Constitution, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer and state auditor.

  3.  The secretary of state shall convene the board of state canvassers to total the abstracts of each special election at which the name of a candidate for nomination or election to the office of United States senator, representative in Congress, governor, lieutenant governor, state senator, state representative, circuit judge not subject to the provisions of Article V, Section 25 of the State Constitution, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer or state auditor, or at which an initiative, referendum or constitutional amendment appears on the ballot, and the board shall, not later than two weeks after receiving all required abstracts from the election, issue a statement announcing the results of the election for such office or on such question.

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(L. 1977 H.B. 101 § 12.335, A.L. 1978 H.B. 1634, A.L. 1997 S.B. 132)

(1980) "Official announcement" of results of primary election for state office is announcement of Secretary of State pursuant to final determination of primary election results by board of state canvassers, and not announcement by county clerk.  Black v. Bockenkamp (A.), 607 S.W.2d 176.


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