Except as otherwise provided by Section 23-15-961, a person desiring to contest the election of another person returned as the nominee
of the party to any county or county district office, or as the nominee of a legislative
district composed of one (1) county or less, may, within twenty (20) days after the
primary election, file a petition with the secretary, or any member of the county
executive committee in the county in which the election was held, setting forth the
grounds upon which the primary election is contested; and it shall be the duty of
the executive committee to assemble by call of the chairman or three (3) members of
said committee, notice of which contest shall be served five (5) days before said
meeting, and after notifying all parties concerned proceed to investigate the grounds
upon which the election is contested and, by majority vote of members present, declare
the true results of such primary.
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