Both parties are entitled to take the evidence of any person, including the opposing party, by declaration upon verbal examination for the purpose of discovery or to make use of as confirmation in the election case, or for mutual purposes. Depositions are taken only within the time for the taking of evidence approved in the Code.
The sequences in which the parties can take testimony are enumerated herein below: -
• Contender can take testimony within thirty days after service of the answer, or, if no answer is served within the time provided in the law and within thirty days after the time for respond has terminated.
• Contestee can take testimony within thirty days after contestant’s time for taking testimony has terminated.
• In an event contestee has taken any testimony or has filed testimonial affirmations in the form of affidavits, contestant may take a denial testimony within ten days after contestee’s instance for taking testimony has terminated.