§ 17-22-4 Investigation of returns of local boards.
In case the return made to the state board by any election officer or officers of any town or district meeting contains any statement or information which makes it desirable or proper, in the opinion of the board, to investigate the conduct of the election in the town or district, the board may investigate the truth of the allegations contained in the returns, and of all the circumstances connected with the holding of the election, and shall use in its count, canvass, and tabulation, as the result of the voting at the meeting, the number of votes for the respective candidates and for and against the propositions or questions voted for or on that the investigation, in the state board's opinion, proves to be correct.
(P.L. 1901, ch. 825, § 10; G.L. 1909, ch. 19, § 10; G.L. 1923, ch. 18, § 10; P.L. 1930, ch. 1592, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 31, § 8; impl. am. P.L. 1941, ch. 1040, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 17-22-4; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1.)