||COMPILED LAWS OF UTAH. 85 for, and the number of votes each has received for Territorial offices and furnish each person having the highest number of votes for county and precinct offices a certificate of his election. (25.) Sec. 9. So soon as all the returns are received, the canvass of re- v J " turns, etc. 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. (26.) Sec. 10. If the returns are not made within a rea-sonable time, the secretary or county clerk, as the caseed> may be, shall institute inquiry, which must be promptly responded to, and a new abstract furnished if necessary. (27.) Sec. 11. Any person designing to contest an elec-tion shall make his intentions specifically known in writing tested-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. (28.) Sec. 12. When ties occur, if for a Territorial officer, the secretary shall determine the election by lot inties occur< 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. (29.) Sec. 13. Any person contesting the election of a county or precinct officer shall proceed therein before the county court, who shall determine the question ; all of which shall be done without delay. (30.) Sec. 14. When a vacancy occurs in Territorial vacancies, elective offices, the governor shall order a special election to ow 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. (31.) Sec. 15, All officers acting in elections shall be compensa-allowed a reasonable compensation for their services, and lon'e °" shall be punished with a reasonable preventive amount of fine for fraud or negligence, by any court having jurisdiction.