New York Court System publishes online voter guide to judicial candidates

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For the 2018 general election, the New York State Unified Court System has published a nonpartisan online voter guide for the public with information about candidates for elective judicial office. There are 117 state-paid judicial vacancies to be filled in the general election this year.

For candidates who have chosen to participate, the guide contains biographical information provided by the candidate such as current occupation, educational and professional history, and a short personal statement. The guide covers races for state court elections to trial courts of superior jurisdiction (Supreme, County, Family and Surrogate’s Courts) as well as District Courts, City Courts and Civil Courts of the City of New York.

The guide allows users to sort and filter the list of candidates in each county by seat. The New York State Judicial Candidate Voter Guide is accessible via the court system’s website  through Election Day.