General Election: November 8, 2022
VotingforJudges is a nonpartisan, impartial source of information about judicial elections in the state of Washington. The site was established in 2006 to provide information to voters in connection with the appellate judicial contests that year, and it has expanded to cover all judicial elections throughout the state. All of Washington's 2022 judicial elections will be reported.
There will be judicial elections in 2022 for the Washington Supreme Court, Washington Court of Appeals, and all county District Courts.
Washington Supreme Court: Three out of nine incumbents are up for election this year. Justices Barbara Madsen, G. Helen Whitener, and Mary I. Yu are running unopposed.
Court of Appeals: There will be judicial elections in two of the three divisions of the Washington Court of Appeals this year. These will include many counties in the state. In Division 2, Judges Erik D. Price and Anne Cruser are running for reelection without opposition. In Division 3, Judge George Fearing is running for reelection without opposition.
Superior Court: There will be Superior Court elections in just a few counties this November, where the governor made interim appointments to fill vacancies. All positions will be up fore election in 2024.
District Court: All District Court judicial positions will be up for election this year. VotingforJudges is rapidly adding counties to its database. For now we have:
Municipal Court: There are some positions on the ballot; it depends on your municipality. We are in the process of adding active elections to Votingfor Judges.
We are adding more information throughout as it becomes available. Once again this year, VotingforJudges will be your most complete source for impartial judicial election information in Washington. Check back here when you're completing your ballot, and tell your friends and colleagues!
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