| Iowa judicial elections, 2014
| Total candidates:
| General election candidates:
| Competition - general election
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The Iowa judicial elections consist solely of retention elections for incumbent judges. In Iowa's retention elections, voters are asked to decide whether a judge should remain in office. The judge is retained for a new term if a majority of voters answers with a "yes" vote. If the majority responds with a "no" vote, the judge is removed from the bench at the end of the term.
- July 23: Filing deadline
- November 4: Election day
The following judges must face a retention election in order to keep their seat. In such elections, the incumbent judge is not being evaluated against an opponent. Rather, he or she simply receives votes of "yes" to retain or "no", do not retain.