SECTION 12.11  REGISTRATION RECORDS, RETURN OF BALLOTS AND SUPPLIES, CANVASSING RETURNS, ELECTION CONTESTS.
   At least three days before a Municipal election, the Village Recorder shall procure from the Clerk of the County Commission of Cabell County the necessary registration records and shall deliver them, together with all ballots and other election supplies, to the election official in each precinct designated by Council.  The election officials shall, as soon as possible after the closing of the polls, return to the Village Recorder the ballots, tally sheets, certificates of the result of the election, registration  records, poll books, ballot boxes and any other election supplies.  On the first Monday following the election, Council shall canvass the returns of the election and declare and certify the results within five days thereafter.  In case of a contest, Council shall be judge of the election, nomination and qualification of all candidates.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Council may, by resolution, contract with the County Commission of Cabell County, or the Clerk thereof, to furnish, distribute, receive and store the ballots and other election supplies, or any part thereof, and to provide facilities for the canvassing of ballots.