Alabama Supreme Court elections
Should a vacancy occur between regularly scheduled elections, which take place in November of even-numbered years, an interim justice is appointed via gubernatorial appointment. Any justice appointed in this fashion must then stand for election in the next general election that occurs one year or more after beginning the interim appointment.
Justices of the Supreme Court are elected statewide and may reside anywhere in the state.
All justices must be licensed to practice law in the state of Alabama.
See also: Alabama judicial elections, 2012
Democrat Sue Bell Cobb was elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, defeating appointed Chief Justice Drayton Nabers, Jr. Glenn Murdock was also elected to the court in 2006, defeating incumbent Justice Jean Brown.
Incumbent Justices Thomas Woodall and Lyn Stuart were re-elected in 2006, after each fending off primary and general election challenges. Justice Champ Lyons was re-elected after running unopposed in the general election.
The removal of Chief Justice Roy Moore from the Alabama Supreme Court was a substantial campaign issue in the Republican primaries of 2004. Regardless of that situation, Alabama voters still elected three Republicans to open seats over the choice of sending Democrats to the court.
- Alabama Secretary of State, 2010 Election Results
- Alabama Secretary of State, 2008 General Election Results
- Alabama Secretary of State, 2006 General Election Results
- Alabama Secretary of State, 2006 Primary Election Results
- The Washington Post, Alabama 2004 Election Summary
- Alabama Secretary of State, 2004 General Election Results
- Alabama Secretary of State, Republican 2006 Primary Results
- Alabama Secretary of State, 2002 General Election Results