Maryland judicial elections
Circuit and orphans' court judges compete in a partisan primary for the Republican and/or Democratic nomination. Candidates may cross-file with both parties. The candidates who receive the most votes from each primary advance to the general election to compete against each other, as well as any minor party or independent candidates.
An example of the elections process for the circuit courts provided by the Maryland State Board of Elections:
—Maryland State Board of Elections
|Court of Appeals||Circuit Court||Orphans' Court|
|Retention election - 10 year terms||Nonpartisan election of judges - 15 year terms||Nonpartisan election of judges - Four-year terms|
Appellate and Circuit Court results are posted on the Maryland Board of Elections website. Orphans' Courts results can be found on the county election websites.
- Maryland judicial elections, 2014
- Maryland judicial elections, 2012
- Maryland judicial elections, 2010
- Partisan primaries, nonpartisan general elections
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Judicial Candidates," accessed April 7, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "2012 Elections - Circuit Court, Judicial Candidates," accessed June 17, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Maryland Election Law, "§ 9-210. Arrangement of ballots — Candidates and offices," accessed April 7, 2014