Judicial selection in Oregon

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Judicial selection in Oregon
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Oregon Supreme Court
Method:   Non-partisan election of judges
Term:   6 years
Oregon Court of Appeals
Method:   Non-partisan election of judges
Term:   6 years
Oregon Circuit Courts
Method:   Non-partisan election of judges
Term:   6 years
Oregon County Courts
Method:   Non-partisan election of judges
Term:   4 years

Supreme Court

Justices of the Oregon Supreme Court are elected to six-year terms in nonpartisan elections. The two candidates who receive the most number of votes in the primary election, go on to compete in the general election.[1]

If a vacancy on the court occurs, gubernatorial appointment is required. The new judge must run for the seat in the next general election more than sixty days after the appointment.[1]

The chief justice of the court serves a six-year term and is elected by the other justices.[1]

In order to join the court, an individual must meet the following qualifications:[1]

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be a state resident 3 yrs;
  • be a state bar member;
  • retire at the age of 75

Court of Appeals

Justices of the Oregon Court of Appeals are elected to six-year terms in nonpartisan elections. The two candidates who receive the most number of votes in the primary election, go on to compete in the general election.[1]

If a vacancy on the court occurs, gubernatorial appointment is required. The new judge must run for the seat in the next general election more than sixty days after the appointment.[1]

The chief justice of the court serves a two-year term and is elected by the previous chief justice.[1]

In order to join the court, an individual must meet the following qualifications:[1]

  • be an elector of the county of residence;
  • be a state bar member;
  • retire at the age of 75

Circuit Courts

Justices of the Oregon Circuit Courts are elected to six-year terms in nonpartisan elections. The two candidates who receive the greatest number of votes in the primary election, go on to compete in the general election.[1]

If a vacancy on the court occurs, gubernatorial appointment is required. The new judge must run for the seat in the next general election more than sixty days after the appointment.[1]

The chief justice of the court serves a two-year term and is elected by the previous chief justice.[1]

In order to join the court, an individual must meet the following qualifications:[1]

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be a state resident 3 yrs;
  • be a circuit resident 1 yr;
  • be a state bar member;
  • retire at the age of 75

Terms

Judicial terms begin on the first Monday in January following the judge's election.[2]

See also

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