ELECTION CONTESTS ACT
34-2110. EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES — SUBPOENAS. Unless otherwise provided for in legislative rule, the following provisions apply:
(1) Examination of witnesses. Unless otherwise ordered by the presiding officer or his designee, any party may take the testimony of any person by deposition upon oral examination pursuant to the provisions of the Idaho rules of civil procedure. Depositions must be transcribed in writing. Any other form of deposition must be approved by the presiding officer or his designee. All testimony and discovery must be completed on or before December 29 following the election. The completed record must be delivered to the office of the secretary of state no later than the close of business on the next business day following December 29.
(2) (a) Subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum. An election contest held pursuant to the provisions of this chapter is not a judicial proceeding. The principles of rule 45 of the Idaho rules of civil procedure, however, must be used as a framework for the form, content, issuance and service of subpoenas. Every subpoena and subpoena duces tecum must reasonably approximate the form found in appendix B of the Idaho rules of civil procedure.
(b) Unless prevented by sickness or unavoidable necessity, any person who has been summoned in the manner provided for in this section and refuses or neglects to attend and testify:
(i) Forfeits the sum of twenty dollars ($20.00), to be recovered by the party at whose instance the subpoena was issued; and
(ii) Is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(c) Every witness who provides testimony pursuant to a subpoena provided for in this chapter is entitled to receive the witness fees as allowed under the Idaho rules of civil procedure.
[34-2110, added 2017, ch. 293, sec. 2, p. 770.]