Virginia judicial elections

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Judges in Virginia do not participate in popular elections, but instead are chosen by the legislative election of judges. This is the only state where all levels of the court are selected by the Virginia Legislature. Most judges in South Carolina are also chosen via legislative appointment.

In these legislative elections, Supreme Court judges are elected to 12 year terms, while Court of Appeals and Circuit Court judges to eight-year terms.

See also