SECTION 5.23  DECLARATION OF ELECTION RESULTS.
   When the city clerk has received the returns for an office all wards comprising the elective district for that office, he shall examine, record and total such returns. Within twenty-four (24) hours of the closing of the polls the city clerk shall declare elected to the office the same number of persons as the number of officers to which the elective district is entitled. Those persons declared officers elect shall be those persons who received the highest number of votes cast.