§6-2-1. When official bonds to be given.
Any person appointed or elected to any office or position in this state who is required by any statute to enter into or give bond, unless otherwise provided, shall give his official bond within sixty days after he has been appointed or duly declared elected; but if at the time of his appointment or election he shall be absent from the state, circuit, county or district for which he is appointed or chosen, he shall give such bond within sixty days after notice of his appointment or election. If no term of the court or other tribunal authorized to take and approve such bond shall be held within sixty days after the appointment or declaration of the election of an officer required by law to give bond and qualify before such court or tribunal, or after the person, if absent from the state, county or district, is notified of his appointment or election, he shall give bond at the first term of such court or other tribunal next thereafter held: Provided, That the state executive officers shall qualify on or before the first Monday after the second Wednesday of January next after their election: Provided further, That any person appointed or elected to fill a vacancy in any office shall give such bond within ten days after notice of such appointment or election, if the court or other tribunal authorized to take and approve such bond shall sit within said period; otherwise, at the first sitting of such court or other tribunal after notice of such appointment or election. No person shall enter into or discharge any of the duties of his office until he shall have given the bond required of him by law.