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The structure of the Alaska judicial system is laid out in Article IV of the state Constitution. There are four levels of the state courts: the Alaska Supreme Court, the Alaska Court of Appeals, the Alaska Superior Court, and the Alaska District Court.

The United States District Court for the District of Alaska has federal jurisdiction. An alternative system of justice is found in approximately forty Native American Tribal Courts throughout the state.

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Alaska boroughs

The State of Alaska is organized into 16 boroughs, which function similarly to counties in other states. The boroughs include three "unified municipalities"--Anchorage, Juneau and Sitka. There are 11 census areas in the state which have no borough government due to sparse population and are collectively known as the unorganized borough.


  To see a list of boroughs in Alaska, please see - Alaska boroughs


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

Alaska judicial elections

Judicial selection in Alaska follows the commission-selection, political appointment method, commonly referred to as "merit selection". Candidates are chosen by a nominating commission and, from those candidates, the Governor makes the final appointment. The judges must face retention elections at the end of each term.

Judicial elections in Alaska consist solely of retention elections in even-numbered years.


Judicial selection in Alaska

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