Article 1. General Elections of California Elections Code >> Division 16. >> Chapter 8. >> Article 1.
The person declared elected by the superior court is
entitled to a certificate of election. If a certificate has not
already been issued to him or her, the elections official shall
immediately make out and deliver to that person a certificate of
election signed by him or her.
If the elections official has issued any certificate for the
same office to any other person than the one declared elected by the
court, or if the court finds a tie vote in a general election
contest brought under this division, the certificate is annulled by
Whenever an election is annulled or set aside by the
judgment of the superior court, and no appeal has been taken within
10 days thereafter, the commission, if any has issued, is void and
the office vacant.
If in any election contest it appears that another person
than the defendant has the highest number of legal votes, the court
shall declare that person elected.