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The structure of the Alabama judicial system is laid out in the Alabama Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Alabama Supreme Court, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, the Alabama Circuit Courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.

The federal court system contains six federal courts. Rulings by these six courts can be appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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Alabama counties

There are 67 counties in Alabama. Each county has its own probate court, juvenile court, small claims court and district court.


  To see a list of counties in Alabama, please see - Alabama counties


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Recent election results: Alabama judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: Alabama judicial elections, 2012

Alabama judicial elections

Judicial selection in Alabama is primarily done through partisan elections. The exception are the municipal judges, who are appointed by the governing body of the municipality. If a vacancy occurs mid-term, the Governor will appoint a new judge to fill the vacancy until the next general election.

Judicial elections in Alabama consist of a partisan primary and general election. After the primary, the candidates who received the majority of votes from each party compete against each other for the judgeship. If no candidate in a primary race receives over 50% of the vote, a runoff election will determine who advances to the general election.


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