What you need to know about Judicial Retention Elections, August 2012

(2012) What you need to know about Judicial Retention Elections, August 2012. Judicial Branch

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Abstract

Retention elections are intended to focus on the professional competency of Iowa’s judges rather than the popularity of individual rulings. In a retention election, voters decide whether a judge should be retained or removed from office. If a judge receives a majority of “yes” votes, the judge serves another full term. If a judge receives a majority of “no” votes, the judge is removed from office at the end of the year.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Voting, Retention Laws
Subjects: Voting and elections > Electionlaws
Voting and elections
Voting and elections > Election manuals
ID Code: 13679
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 05 Sep 2012 13:31
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2012 13:31
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/13679