Monday, November 7, 2011

How Do Voters Pick Among Judicial Candidates?

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania voters—as well as voters in some other states--will go to the polls to elect judges and decide whether to retain some sitting judges. The Philadelphia Inquirer is conducting a poll to determine how voters make their decisions. Here are the results as of last Friday:

Posted on Fri, Nov. 04, 2011


How will you pick among judicial candidates on Tuesday?

I just look at their political party


  49 (40.8%)

I look at bar association ratings


  32 (26.7%)

I pick the familiar-sounding name


  8 (6.7%)

No clue as to any of the candidates, so not voting


  31 (25.8%)

Total votes = 120


Judicial  election is not a good system.


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