Indiana has a system of retention votes for judges on the Court of Appeals. It’s not a vote for a candidate, though. It’s more like a referendum on whether that judge should stay put — like a parliamentary “no confidence” vote. Usually, all the judges retain their positions with varying levels of confidence.
I often get asked after an election, “Should I have voted to retain that judge? I didn’t know anything about any of them!” This can lead to a voting-ignorance guilt trip. But NOW is the time to nip that suffrage suffering in the bud. Click here to learn more about the judicial districts that the judges hail from and click here to learn more about the judges up for retention votes this year.