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Bahamas, Parliamentary Elections Act (as of 23 February 2021), accessed 24 August 2021

45: The votes at the poll shall be given by ballot, and, subject to the provisions of this Act, the result shall be ascertained by counting the votes given to each candidate and the candidate receiving the greatest number of regular votes shall be declared to be elected.

72:(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, in a contested election, when the result of the poll has been ascertained, the returning officer shall forthwith:

(a) publicly declare to be elected the candidate to whom a majority of regular votes has been given; and

(b) give public notice, in Form R in the Second Schedule, of the name of the elected candidate and of the total number of regular votes cast for him.

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