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The structure of the Florida judicial system is laid out in Article V of the state Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Circuit Court and the Florida County Court.


The federal court system consists of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Appeals from these district courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


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Florida counties


There are 67 counties in Florida. Each county belongs to one of twenty judicial districts, and is served by a Circuit Court. In addition, each county has a County Court.

 

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



Elections

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Upcoming elections: Florida judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: Florida judicial elections, 2012

Florida judicial elections

Judicial selection methods in Florida vary depending on the level of court. Supreme and Appellate Court candidates are chosen by a nominating commission and, from those candidates, the Governor makes the final appointment. Midterm vacancies on the trial courts are also filled by this process. </br></br> Trial court judges are selected in non-partisan primary and general elections. Candidates who receive a majority of the vote in the primary win automatically and are not on the ballot in the general election unless a write-in candidate qualifies for the same office. If no candidate receives a majority of the primary votes, the two candidates with the most votes advance to the general election. Appellate Judges also face retention elections.

Selection

Judicial selection in Florida

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Method

Comm. select., Gov. appt.

Term - 6 years

Method

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Term - 6 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 6 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 6 years


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