How to Evaluate Judges
Because millions of Florida voters leave the ballot blank for judicial races The National Association of Women Judges created the following three documents. They explain the difference between trial and appellate judges, suggest questions to consider when evaluating a candidate's qualifications, and provide resources for learning more.
Trial judges are elected in non-partisan races in the Primary; Appellate judges appear on the General Election ballot in retention elections.
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The information on this page is part of our efforts to educate citizens.
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