August 29, 2008
Message from the President
The Columbus Bar mailed the Judicial Preference Poll this week. Those who receive the survey should read the instructions carefully. The Columbus Bar Judicial Preference Poll is an effort to provide the public with information about a judicial candidate based upon the independent opinion of those lawyers who know the candidate’s qualifications. The cover letter that accompanies the Preference Poll states: “We also ask that attorneys in each firm or office exercise independent judgment in voting and discourage any efforts at block voting for or against any candidate.” The ballot itself states: “If you do not have sufficient knowledge or information about the candidates, do not vote.”
The Columbus Bar discourages attorneys from soliciting votes or lobbying for or against candidates in connection with its Judicial Preference Poll. Please do not vote in the Judicial Preference Poll if you do not have sufficient, independent knowledge or information about the candidates, even if someone you know has solicited or encouraged your vote.