Nevada Supreme Court elections
The seven justices of the Nevada Supreme Court are elected to six-year terms in nonpartisan elections. To serve additional terms, judges must run for re-election. For more on these elections, visit the Nevada judicial elections page.
Selection of the chief justice or judge
To serve on either the Nevada Supreme Court, a judge must be:
In the event of a midterm vacancy, the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection solicits and screens applicants to fill the judgeship. It makes recommendations to the governor, who appoints a mid-term replacement to serve until the next general election. If re-elected, the appointee serves out the remainder of the predecessor's unexpired term.
There were three races for the Nevada Supreme Court in 2008; one unopposed and two contested. Justice Michael Cherry did not draw an opponent and was re-elected to Seat C. Incumbent Michael Douglas was elected to a full term on the court following a 2004 appointment. Nancy Saitta was elected to the court, to the seat vacated by Justice Bob Rose in 2006.
In Nevada, voters are given the option to select "None of these candidates" on the ballot.
- American Judicature Society, "Methods of Judicial Selection: Nevada," archived October 3, 2014
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