Maryland judicial elections
Judicial elections are only held in even-numbered years.
Trial court judges compete in a partisan primary.
- If a Circuit Court candidate wins the Democratic and Republican primary, she or he runs unopposed in the general election.
Appellate judges stand for retention in the general election. Trial court judge candidates advance from the primary.
|Court of Appeals||Circuit Court|
|Retention election - 10 year terms||Non-partisan election of judges - 15 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.