A special proceeding under the foregoing provisions of this article shall be heard
upon a verified petition and such oral or written proof as may be offered, and upon
such notice to such officers, persons or committees as the court or justice shall
direct, and shall be summarily determined. The proceeding shall have preference over all other causes in all courts. The petition in any such proceeding instituted by the state or other board of elections
shall be verified by the persons specified in accordance with rules promulgated by
the state board of elections. In the city of New York, a proceeding relating to a run-off primary brought pursuant
to this article shall have first preference over all other proceedings.
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