||so LAWS OF UTAH. Sec. 5.-Each elector shall provide himself with a vote containing the names of the persons he wishes elected and the offices he would have them to fill, and present it neatly folded to the Judge of the election, who shall number and deposit it in the ballot box; the Clerk shall then write the name of the elector, and opposite it the number of his vote. Sec. 6.-At the close of the election the Judge shall seal up the ballot box and the list of the names of the electors, aad transmit the same without delay to'the k County Clerk. Sec. 7.-immediately upon receiving the electoral returns of any precinct, the County Clerk and Probate Judge, or, in his absence, one of the Selectmen 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 parson received; the ballot box shall then be returned, ancL the votes and list preserved for reference in case the election of any person shall be contested. Sec. 8.-Wifen all the returns and abstracts are made the Clerk shall forthwith make a general abstract and post it up in his office, and forward to the Secretary of the Territory a certified copy of the names of the persons voted for, and the number of votes each has received for Territorial offices and furnish each person having the highest number of votes forcoui^ and precinct offices a certificate of his election. Sec. 9.-So soon as all the returns are received, the Secretary, in the presence of the Governor, shall unseal and examine them, and furnish to each person having the highest number of votes for any Territorial office a certificate of his election. Sec. 10.-If the returns are not made within a reasonable time, the Secretary or County Clerk, as the case may be, shall institute inquiry, which must be promptly responded to, and a new abstract furnished if necessary. • Sec. 11.-Any person designing to contest an election shall make his intentions specifically known in writing to 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, the Secretary shall determine the election by lot in the presence of the Governor; and if fora county or precinct officer it shall in like manner be determined by the County Clerk in the presence of the Pnobate Judge. Sec. 13.-Any person contesting the election of & county or precinct officer shall proceed therein before the County Court, who shall determine the question; all of which shall lae done without delay. _ I Sec. 14.-When a vacancy occurs in Territorial elective offices, the Governor shall order a special election to fill such vacancy; and should a vacancy .occur in a county or precinct office, necessary to be filled previous to the general election, the County Court shall fill such vacancy by appointment. Sec. 15.-All officers acting in elections shall be allowed a reasonable compensation for their services, and shall be punished with a reasonable preventive amount of fine for fraud or negligence, by any court having jurisdiction. Approved Jan. 8, 1853. "° . CHAPTER LX. ¦ An ACT concerning certain Animals running at large. . \ Sec. 1.-Be it enacted by the Governor and Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah: That after the first day of March next, any stud horse, jack, or ridgil over the age of eighteen months, found running at large, may be forfeited, and the proceeds paid into the Emigrating Poor Fund. Sec. 2.-Any ram over three months old, found running at large within any settlement from the first day of June to the first day of October in each year, may be forfeited, and the proceeds paid as in section 1. Sec. 3.-If any person allow his sheep to run at large in any agricultural settlement, he may be compelled to pay for all damages they may d©, by any Court having jnrisdiction.