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State of Washington

History of Reform Efforts: Washington

Opinion Polls and Surveys

American Judicature Society and Washington State University (2008)
26% of Washington voters rated nonpartisan judicial elections as a "good" or "very good" process for selecting judges, while 60% described a judicial merit selection system as "good" or "very good." More than 60% expressed a preference for adopting a merit selection system, and more than 90% supported the development of a judicial performance evaluation program.