§3-7-1. Contests for state offices and judgeships; procedure.
If the election of governor, secretary of state, treasurer,
auditor, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture, a judge of
the supreme court of appeals or a judge of a circuit court, is
contested, the contestant shall give notice, with specifications
and affidavit, to the person whose election is contested within ten
days after the election is certified and within ten days thereafter
the return notice shall be given to the contestant. The parties
shall finish taking depositions within forty days after the notice
is delivered. The depositions shall be transmitted to the clerk of
the House of Delegates, to be delivered by him or her to the joint
committee or special court hereinafter provided for. In other
respects the regulations contained in this article respecting
contests for a seat in the Legislature shall be observed, so far as
they are applicable.