Judicial Election Information

This Vote’s in Your Court page on The Florida Bar website is a resource for voters regarding judges and judicial elections. Here you will find the Guide for Florida Voters. The guide is an easy-to-read, nonpartisan brochure about the courts, the role of judges and the merit retention process. 

The Guide for Florida Voters: Questions and Answers about Florida Judges, Judicial Elections and Merit Retention has answers to questions such as:

• What is the difference between a county and circuit court judge and an appellate judge? 
• Why is it important to vote in judicial elections and merit retention elections? 
• What exactly does a judge do?