Archived Version: November 6, 2007
Welcome to www.votingforjudges.org, a nonpartisan source of information on judicial elections in the state of Washington.
This site was established in 2006 to provide information to voters in connection with the judicial candidates running for election that year. That information is still preserved here in our archives.
There will only be three judicial elections in 2007. In general, judicial elections are held in odd-numbered years only when it is necessary to fill a vacancy, or when a temporary executive appointment has been made during the year.
Beginning this year, the primary election has been moved from the third Tuesday in September to the third Tuesday in August, so this year's primary election date was August 21; ballots were mailed August 1. The general election will be held on November 6; ballots were mailed October 17.
The American Bar Association has honored VotingforJudges with its 2007 Silver Gavel Award for Media and the Arts, in the "New Media" category. In addition, the Atlanta-based Foundation for Improvement of Justice presented one of its Paul H. Chapman Justice Awards for 2007 to VotingforJudges.
On August 18, 2007, The Seattle Times once again praised the site.
In 2008, votingforjudges.org will cover elections for three Supreme Court positions, seven Court of Appeals positions, and every Superior Court judge in Washington.
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