§3-9-11. Failure to make returns; penalties.

Any election officer who shall wilfully fail, neglect or refuse to prepare and return certificates of the result of the election in the manner provided, within twelve hours after the completion of the count, tabulation and declaration of the results, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, fined not more than $1,000, or confined in the county jail for not more than one year, or both, in the discretion of the court.