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  115.575.  Contests for office of circuit judge, where heard — other contests, where heard — filing in incorrect circuit, procedure. — 1.  Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, all contested elections for the office of circuit or associate circuit judge not subject to the provisions of Article V, Section 25 of the State Constitution, whether contested on the basis of qualification, irregularity, or other cause, or for recount other than the automatic recount provided for in section 115.601, and whether in a primary or general election, shall be filed in and heard and determined by an adjoining circuit court selected by the contestant.

  2.  All contested elections on any office or question other than those provided for in sections 115.555, 115.563 and subsection 1 of this section shall be heard and determined by the circuit court of any circuit, selected by the contestant, in which all or any part of the election was held and in which any alleged irregularity occurred.  The contestant shall only be required to file one petition with the circuit court for each election contest regardless of the number of counties within the court's jurisdiction.

  3.  If a petition contesting any election is filed in an incorrect circuit, the court in which it is filed shall have jurisdiction and shall promptly transfer the suit to the correct circuit court.

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(L. 1977 H.B. 101 § 13.301, A.L. 1978 H.B. 1634, A.L. 1997 S.B. 132 merged with S.B. 248, A.L. 2003 H.B. 133)


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