(1) Five days or less after a candidate has been certified as nominated, a person
wishing to contest the nomination to any public office shall give notice in writing
to the candidate whose nomination the person intends to contest, briefly stating the
cause for the contest. The contestant shall make application to the district court in the county where
the contest is to be had. The judge shall then set the time for the hearing. The contestant shall serve notice 3 days before the hearing is scheduled. The notice must state the time and place of the hearing.
(2) Any action to contest the right of a candidate to be declared elected to an office
or to annul and set aside the election or to remove from or deprive any person of
an office of which the person is the incumbent for any offense mentioned in this title
must, unless a different time is stated, be commenced within 1 year after the day
of election at which the offense was committed.
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