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The structure of the Washington judicial system is laid out in Article IV of the Washington Constitution. There are five state level courts: Washington Supreme Court, the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington Superior Court, the Washington District Courts and the Washington Municipal Courts.


On the federal level there are four courts with statewide jurisdiction: Eastern District of Washington, Western District of Washington, Eastern District of Washington Bankruptcy Court and Western District of Washington Bankruptcy Court.

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Washington counties


There are 39 counties in Washington. Nearly all counties contain one or more district courts.

 

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



Elections

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Upcoming elections: Washington judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: Washington judicial elections, 2013

Washington judicial elections

Judges in Washington are selected in non-partisan elections. In the primary election, if one candidate receives over 50% of the vote, they win the race without a general election. If no candidate obtains a majority of the vote, the two with the greatest number of votes compete in the general election.

Midterm vacancies are filled by gubernatorial appointment. Appointees must then run in the next election to retain the seat.

Selection

Judicial selection in Washington

Washington Supreme Court Washington Court of Appeals Washington Superior Court Washington District Courts
Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 6 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 6 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 4 years

Method

Non-partisan election of judges

Term - 4 years


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Washington
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The Evergreen State
Motto:   By and By/Bye and Bye
Population:   6.75 million
Area of state:   71,300 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1889
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