Delivery of returns to proper state officer--Certification to president--Proclamation
of election result--Lists of elected officers--Certificates of election.
The secretary of the territory
shall receive all returns of election transmitted to him as above provided, and shall preserve the
same, and after they have been canvassed as hereinafter provided, and after the admission of the
state of South Dakota into the union, he shall deliver said returns to the proper state officer of
said state of South Dakota.
Within fifteen days after said election the secretary of the territory, with the Governor and chief
justice thereof, or any two of them, shall canvass such returns and certify the same to the president
of the United States, as provided in the Enabling Act.
They shall also ascertain the total number of votes cast at such election for the Constitution and
against the Constitution; the total number of votes cast for and against prohibition; and the total
number of votes cast for and against minority representation; and the total number of votes cast for
each city, town or place as the "temporary seat of government"; and the total number of votes cast
for each person voted for, for any office at said election, excepting county judges and members of
the Legislature, and shall declare the result of said election in conformity with such vote, and the
Governor of the territory shall thereupon issue a proclamation at once thereof.
They shall also make and transmit to the state Legislature, immediately upon its organization,
a list of all the state and judicial officers who shall thus be ascertained to be duly elected.
The various county and district canvassing boards shall make and transmit to the secretary of the
territory the names of all persons declared by them to be elected members of the senate and house
of representatives of the state of South Dakota; he shall make separate lists of the senators and
representatives so elected, which list shall constitute the rolls under which the senate and house of
representatives shall be organized.
The Governor of the territory shall make and issue certificates of election to the persons who are
shown by the canvass to have received the highest number of votes for Governor, lieutenant
governor, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction,
commissioner of school and public lands and judges of the Supreme and circuit Courts. Such
certificates to be attested by the secretary of the territory.