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§ 25-5-33. Results of election.
 

The election commissioners of the county, or a quorum thereof, shall meet at the office of the county registrar at 9:00 A. M. of the day following the special removal election, and shall then proceed to canvass, tabulate, and certify the results of the election as now provided by the general election laws of the State of Mississippi. The certificate of said results, showing the total votes cast for the removal of the officer, the total votes cast against the removal of the officer, and the total number of qualified electors in the county or supervisors district in which said election was held, shall be forwarded to the governor. If a majority of all qualified electors of said county or supervisors district in which said election shall have been held shall not have voted in said election, either for or against the removal, or if a majority of the qualified electors voting in the election shall oppose removal, the officer shall not be removed and shall not thereafter during his term of office be subject to another removal election. If a majority of all qualified electors of said county or supervisors district in which said election shall have been held have voted either for or against removal, and if a majority of the qualified electors voting in said election shall vote for the removal of the officer, then the governor shall issue his proclamation declaring the office vacant, removing said officer, and appointing a suitable person to fill the vacancy until the same can be filled in a special election to be held not more than sixty (60) days after the aforesaid proclamation of the governor. No officer shall be subject to a removal petition until he shall have served at least one year of his term. 
 

Sources: Codes, 1942, § 4054-07; Laws,  1956, ch. 188, § 7, eff from and after passage (approved January 20, 1956).