Each year, over 1 million voters leave the ballot blank when it comes to voting for judges. Many voters do not know what to look for in selecting judges or why they are on the ballot. Additionally, voters are not sure what resources exist to help them evaluate judicial candidates.
The new publications from the Informed Voters, Fair Judges Project of the National Association of Women Judges, Evaluating Judicial Candidates and Evaluating Appellate Judges, will help in educating the public about the role of trial and appellate judges and considerations when voting for judges. These resources provide voters with information about trial and appellate court judges, characteristics to consider, and resource suggestions for researching judicial candidates and judges on the ballot for merit retention.
These valuable handouts can be downloaded below and can also be found under Resources.
- Evaluating Judicial Candidates: Trial Judges
- Evaluating Judicial Candidates: Appellate Judges
- Evaluating Judicial Candidates: Appellate Judges is a model handout based on the State of Florida. To have a document customized for your state, please contact email@example.com.