Clerk of the Supreme Court State Judicial Office
Elections: 1857-1954. Elections for Clerk of the Supreme Court were held for three-year terms through the 1881 cycle. A constitutional amendment was passed in 1883 requiring state elections to be held in even-numbered years beginning in 1886 with the winner of Clerk of the Supreme Court in 1881 serving a five-year term. From 1886 through 1954, elections for this office were held for four-year terms. However, a constitutional amendment passed during the November 1956 general election making Clerk of the Supreme Court an appointed office. Primaries for Clerk of the Supreme Court were first held in September 1912. There were never term limits for this office.