Mississippi Supreme Court elections
Justices of the Mississippi Supreme Court are elected to 8 year terms in a nonpartisan election. All judicial candidates must run in the general election. If a candidate does not receive a majority of the vote, a runoff election between the top two candidates who receive the most votes is held.
If a vacancy on the court occurs, gubernatorial appointment is required. Appointees will serve the remainder of their predecessor's unexpired term if four years or fewer of the term remain; if there are more than four years remaining, the appointee will run in the next general election taking place nine months or more after the vacancy occurs and then serve the remainder of the term.
In order to join the court, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
See also: Mississippi judicial elections, 2012
See also: Mississippi judicial elections, 2010