||Skc. 6. At the close of the election, the Judge shall up the ballot box. and the list of the names of the electors, and transmit the same without delay to the County Clerk. Sec. 7. Immediately upon receiving the electoral re- Cmlntin(t votM turns of any precinct, th<~ County Clerk and Probate tc. Judge, or in his absence one of the Select Men, shall unseal the list and ballot box, and count and compare the votes with the names on the list, and make a brief abstract of the offices and names voted for, and the number of votes each person received; the ballot box shall then votes m k« be returned, and the votes and list preserved for refer- Pr«s«rved-ence in case the election of any person shall be contested. Sec 8. When all the returns and abstracts are made, the Cleric shall forthwith . mike a general abstract, and £b?£ct°n<!t£y post it up in his office, and forward to the Secretary of Officers ic. the Territory a certified copy of the names of the persons voted for, and the number of votes each has re-ceiyed for Territorial offices'; and furnish each person having the highest number of votes for county and precinct offices a certificate of his election. Sec. 9. So soon as all the returns are received, the secretary &e.» Secretary, in the presence of the Governor, shall unseal 1°"^™™.^ and examine them, and furnish to each person having the ceuificate«. highest number of votes for any Territorial office, a certificate of his election. Sec. 10. If'ihe returns are not made within a reason- if returns noi able time, the Secretary or County Clerk, as the casemd may be, shall institute inquiry, which must be promptly responded to, and a new abstract furnished if necessary. Sec. 11. Anv person designing to contest an election v n l i • •' , • -j. ii i • •¦• i Contested else• snail make his intentions specifically known m writing to tjon. the County Clerk within ten days after the result of the election is known; in which case the Clerk shall retain the votes and lists until the contest is decided; otherwise he shall destroy them. Sec. 12. When ties occur, if for a Territorial officer, Ti«. the Secretary shall determine the election by lot in the presence of the Governor, and if for a county or precinct officer it shall in like manner be determined by the County Clerk in the presence of the Probate Judge. Skc. 13. Any person contesting the election of a Conu«t«d «i*« county or precinct officer, shall proceed therein beforetl0M" the County Court, who shall determine the question; all of which1 shall be done without delay.