2017 Arkansas Code
Title 7 - Elections
Chapter 5 - Election Procedure Generally
Subchapter 8 - Election Contests
§ 7-5-802. Circuit court proceedings

Universal Citation: AR Code § 7-5-802 (2017)
  • (a) If the complaint is sufficiently definite to make a prima facie case, unless the circuit court in which it is filed is in session or is to convene within thirty (30) days, the judge shall call a special term which shall possess the powers of a court convened in a regular term, and shall proceed at once to hear the case. The session of the special term to hear these cases shall not interfere with the validity of other courts proceeding at the same time in the circuit.
  • (b) If the case comes in regular term, it shall be given precedence and be speedily determined. The judge may adjourn other courts in order to hear these cases and may call another judge in exchange to sit in other courts or vacate the bench in other courts and cause a special judge to be elected to hold the court.
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