May 14, 2021
When it comes to elections, a lot of the spotlight is saved for the presidential elections or the midterm elections. But what about local elections? Even more specifically, what about local judicial elections, which happen every year?
As you may imagine, judicial elections don’t get much attention, and get even less when there are national elections occurring; however, they still have an integral impact on our communities, and voters going to the polls should be just as invested in who they elect to serve as judge.
The CBA strives to ensure that all voters going to the polls in November are able to make an informed decision when selecting a candidate in judicial races. To assist the public, we developed a website that collates information about judicial candidates running for election.
JudgeTheCandidates.org provides the public with an unbiased, nonpartisan look at Franklin County judicial candidates. The site hosts the Performance Poll, where attorneys evaluate the performance of sitting judges; our annual Preference Poll, in which attorneys indicate which judicial candidate they prefer in each race; candidate bios; and the recommendations of our Judicial Screening Committee, a politically balanced committee of attorneys who interview each candidate. It’s an informative and easy way for the public to get information on the candidates and make decisions about who they want to support at the polls.
The results of this year’s Performance Poll (focusing on the Franklin County Municipal Court) are now available online at Judge The Candidates. This November, multiple seats on the Municipal Court are up for election; check out Judge the Candidates so that you can make an informed decision on Nov. 2.
Prior to the November election, visit the CBA's "Judge the Candidates" website to learn about the judicial candidates on the ballot for Franklin County courts.