What states have partisan elections for judge?

Category: Judical Election FAQs

US states have partisan elections for judges. Some may have partisan elections for all judicial positions while others have it for some judges but not all of them.

The following states elect judges in partisan elections:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona – Both partisan and non-partisan elections.
  • Connecticut – Only holds elections for probate court judges.
  • Illinois
  • Indiana – Both partisan and non-partisan elections.
  • Kansas – Partisan primaries and nonpartisan general elections.
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina – Only holds elections for probate court judges.
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia

Source: Ballotpedia