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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 judicial candidates running for election that year. Our archives retain information from the 2006 and 2007 elections. We are now covering Washington's 2008 elections.


The Primary is over. On to the General Election!

The August 19 primary settled many of this year's contested elections. There are no remaining contested appellate court races: All three Supreme Court incumbent justices will appear unopposed on the November 4 ballot. In addition, both of the Court of Appeals judges who faced challengers won their primaries, so they will also appear unopposed in the General Election.

There remain a number of contested Superior Court races, and voters in some counties still have choices to make. In addition, there is a District Court election in Thurston County where 12 candidates are vying for a single position.

The judicial elections that will appear on your ballot depend on your county of residence. Your best starting point at VotingforJudges is the Show My Elections page: Click on your county, and you will have up-to-date information on judicial elections that will appear on your ballot at all court levels.

We have now switched over from our primary election coverage (now available in our Archives) to General Election coverage, and we are adding more information as it becomes available. Once again this year, VotingforJudges is your most complete source for impartial judicial election information. Tell your friends and colleagues!


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Paul Fjelstad, the Kitsap attorney who designed and provides ongoing updates to VotingforJudges, was honored with the 2007 King County Bar Association President's Award for his work. 

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