Arkansas judicial elections

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Judges in Arkansas are elected in non-partisan elections.

Primary election

Judicial candidates compete in a non-partisan primary. If there are more than two candidates, the two candidates who receive the most votes in the primary advance to the general election. If no candidate receives 50% of the vote, a runoff election is held. If there are two or fewer candidates, the election is decided in the non-partisan primary.[1]


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Results

Results are posted on Vote Naturally, a website run by the Secretary of State's Office.

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Elections

Notes

If a vacancy is filled via gubernatorial appointment, the appointed judge is prohibited from running for the seat in the next election. Instead, she or he must step down or run for a different position.

See also

External links

References

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