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The structure of the West Virginia judicial system is laid out in Article VIII of the state Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the West Virginia Circuit Courts, the West Virginia Family Courts, the West Virginia Magistrate Courts and the West Virginia Municipal Courts.


The federal court system is made up of the Northern District of West Virginia, the Southern District of West Virginia, the Northern District of West Virginia, bankruptcy court and the Southern District of West Virginia, bankruptcy court. Appeals go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


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West Virginia counties


There are 55 counties in West Virginia.

 

  To see a list of counties in West Virginia, please see - West Virginia counties



Elections

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Recent election results: West Virginia judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: West Virginia judicial elections, 2012

West Virginia judicial elections

Judges in West Virginia are selected in partisan primary and general elections in even-numbered years. After the primary, the candidates who received the most votes from each party compete against each other for the judgeship.

Midterm vacancies are filled by gubernatorial appointment, except in the Magistrate Courts, where the Circuit Court judges make the appointment.

Selection

Judicial selection in West Virginia

Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia West Virginia Circuit Court West Virginia Family Courts West Virginia Magistrate Courts
Method

Partisan election of judges

Term - 12 years

Method

Partisan election of judges

Term - 8 years

Method

Partisan elections

Term - 6 years initially, 8 years subsequent

Method

Partisan election of judges

Term - 4 years


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