MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 675 art 13 s 1
209.03 CONTESTEE'S ANSWER.
Subdivision 1. Contest of vote count.
If a notice of contest questions only which of the
parties to the contest received the highest number of votes legally cast at the election or the
number of votes legally cast in favor of or against a question, the contestee need not file an
answer, unless the contestee desires to raise issues not specified in the notice of contest.
Subd. 2. Other contests.
For all other election contests the contestee's answer to the notice
of contest must be filed and served on the contestant. The answer must so far as practicable
conform to the rules for pleading in civil actions. If the contest relates to a primary or special
primary, service of the answer must be made within the time fixed by the court, but no more
than five days after service of the notice of contest. If the contest relates to a general or special
election, service of the answer must be made within seven days after service of the notice
of contest. The contestee's answer must be served in the same manner as the answer in a civil
action or in the manner the court may order. Any other notices must be served in the manner and
within the times the court may order.
History: 1961 c 607 s 2; 1965 c 81 s 7; 1971 c 733 s 5; 1981 c 29 art 7 s 38; 1986 c 408
s 4; 1990 c 453 s 20