Notice of the filing of the petition, with a copy thereof, shall be served upon the person whose nomination or right of office shall be contested, together with a rule to answer at the time fixed for hearing, which notice, copy and rule shall be served such length of time before the day fixed for hearing as the said court or judge shall require, not exceeding seven days in cases of contested nominations at primaries preceding municipal elections, and not exceeding thirty days in all other cases.
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