State Supreme Court constitutional amendment passes
Secondly, voters chose to change the way the Court's chief justice is selected. Right now, the most senior justice is named the chief. However, because the referendum on the ballet passed, it will change to a member voted to lead by the entire court, effectively making it a partisan position. That referendum passed 53 to 47 percent.
The state supreme court has seven justices. They're elected by voters to 10-year terms.