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State of Oklahoma

History of Reform Efforts: Oklahoma

Altering Selection Methods

Method of selection and term lengths for judges of the supreme court, court of criminal appeals, and district court are prescribed in Oklahoma's constitution. Any changes must occur through constitutional amendment. Amendments may be proposed with majority approval in both the house of representatives and the senate, or by initiative petition signed by 15% of voters. Proposed amendments must be ratified by a majority of voters.

Method of selection and term lengths for judges of the court of civil appeals are prescribed by statute.