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About Judicial Retention Elections
Justices of the California
Supreme Court and California Courts
of Appeal serve 12-year terms in office.
When a state Supreme
Court or Court of
Appeal justice is near the end of a term in office, voters are
asked to decide if the justice will be retained (continue to serve) for
an additional term. This is known as a retention election.
In retention elections, justices do not run against opposing
candidates. If a justice receives a majority of "yes" votes, the justice
may remain in his or her position. If a justice receives a majority of
"no" votes, the justice will complete his or her current term, then a
new justice will be appointed by the governor. [ Thus, your knowledgeable vote will carry much
weight when unknowledgeable voters abstain from voting for judges. ]
State Supreme Court justices hold statewide office so all California
voters participate in Supreme
Court retention elections. Background information on each of the
Supreme Court justices
up for retention election this November is available on page 91. For
additional information about the California Supreme Court justices,
Courts of Appeal
justices serve in one of six districts in California. Only registered voters within
an appellate district are asked to determine if the justices of that
district will be retained. For information about the Court of Appeal
justices up for retention election in your district in November, visit www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov