Kitsap County Judges are elected in even-numbered years. Superior Court Judges are elected in presidential election years, unless there is a vacancy. District Court Judges are elected in non-presidential even-numbered years, also known as midterm election years, unless they are being elected to fill a vacancy. Terms are four years and all races are nonpartisan. Elections to fill a vacancy in a Superior Court position can be held in odd-numbered years. If only one candidate files to run for a judge position, that candidate is considered elected and the term begins the second Monday in January. If the candidate is elected to fill the remainder of a term, that term begins once the election is certified.