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CHAPTER 12-22

CONTESTS

12-22-1      "Contest" defined.
12-22-2      Candidate's right to institute contest--Legislative contests excepted.
12-22-3      Right to institute contest on submitted question--Judge's permission required.
12-22-4      Electoral candidates' and party chairman's right to institute contest of presidential election.
12-22-5      Time of commencement of contest--Commencement after recount.
12-22-6      Time of commencement of contest of presidential election.
12-22-7      Original jurisdiction of contests.
12-22-8      Summons and complaint to commence contest.
12-22-9      Service of summons and complaint--Time of serving.
12-22-10      Court orders to expedite proceedings.
12-22-11      Joinder of parties in commencement of contest--Denomination of plaintiffs and defendants.
12-22-12      Intervention by other candidates--Assertion of right to nomination or office.
12-22-13      Designation of defendants in contest of presidential election.
12-22-14      Title of proceeding on submitted question.
12-22-15      Service of summons and complaint in contest on submitted question--Intervention.
12-22-16      Answer to present all defenses--Admission of matters not denied--Affirmative defense.
12-22-17      Hearing on contest--Default judgment prohibited.
12-22-18      Court to proceed expeditiously--Designation of judge and relief from other duties.
12-22-19      Official returns or recount conclusive as to accuracy of count--Other issues determined in contest.
12-22-20      Certiorari to review recount as alternative remedy--Consolidation of proceedings.
12-22-21      Judgment withheld while recount or certiorari pending--Judgment declaring election result.
12-22-22      Supreme Court order directing consolidation of contests involving same office or question--Duty of judges and attorneys to notify Supreme Court.
12-22-23      Conflicting circuit court decisions on same submitted question--Appeal determinative--Direction to attorney general to prosecute appeal.
12-22-24      Procedure as in other civil proceedings.
12-22-25      Right of appeal to Supreme Court--Expediting proceedings in Supreme Court--Combining with appeal from certiorari to review recount.
12-22-26      Notice of intention to institute legislative contest--Time for service--Answer.
12-22-27      Depositions in legislative contest--Filing with secretary of state.
12-22-28      Public funds not used for legislative contest.
12-22-29      Candidate's right to contest primary election--Filing of complaint--Circuit court jurisdiction.
12-22-30      Notation of filing of complaint in primary contest--Date of hearing--Apparently successful candidate as defendant.
12-22-31      Service of order fixing hearing date on primary contest--Answer.
12-22-32      Hearing of primary contest in or out of term--Preference in order of hearing.
12-22-33      Dismissal of insufficient complaint--Hearing of evidence--Entry of orders and decisions.
12-22-34      Elections to which primary contest law applies.
12-22-35      Supreme Court jurisdiction of primary contests for state office.


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