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The structure of the North Carolina judicial system is laid out in Article IV of the state Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Superior Courts and the North Carolina District Courts.


The federal court system is made up of the Federal eastern district for North Carolina, the Federal middle district for North Carolina and the Federal western district for North Carolina. Rulings from these courts can be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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North Carolina counties


There are 100 counties in North Carolina. Each county has a District Court and a Superior Court at the county seat.

 

  To see a list of counties in North Carolina, please see - North Carolina counties



Elections

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Upcoming elections: North Carolina judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: North Carolina judicial elections, 2012

North Carolina judicial elections

Judges in North Carolina are selected in non-partisan elections. If there are more than two candidates running for one position, they must compete in a primary election. The two who receive the most votes in the primary advance to the general election.

Midterm vacancies are filled by gubernatorial appointment.

Selection

Judicial selection in North Carolina

North Carolina Supreme Court North Carolina Court of Appeals North Carolina Superior Courts North Carolina District Courts
Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 8 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 8 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 8 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 4 years


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North Carolina
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Tar Heel State
Motto:   To be, rather than to seem
Population:   9.56 million
Area of state:   53,818 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1789
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