New York judicial elections
Judges in New York are chosen in partisan elections. Unlike other states, judicial elections may include candidates running for election under multiple parties. Candidates may cross-file to run for office under multiple party designations and receive endorsements from each.
Judicial elections in New York occur every year.
Closed primary elections are held to allow members of political parties select their respective candidates. The candidate who wins the Democratic primary, for example, will go on to be the Democratic nominee in the general election. Independent candidates may also run in the general election, bypassing the primary. If a candidate cross-files, they could run in the general election under the Democratic party, as well as one or more other parties.
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|Partisan elections - 14 year terms||Partisan elections - 10 year terms||Partisan elections - 4 year terms||Partisan elections - 10 year terms|
Results for the Supreme Court elections can be found on the New York State Board of Elections website. All other results must be found on county websites or in newspapers.
- New York judicial elections, 2014
- New York judicial elections, 2013
- New York judicial elections, 2012
- New York judicial elections, 2011
- New York judicial elections, 2010
- New York Town and Village Courts: Terms expire on December 31st
- Justices of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division must be current judges of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
- The New York State Unified Court System website releases a voter guide available two weeks before each year's election.
- Judicial selection in New York
- Campaign finance requirements for New York judicial elections
- New York Board of Elections websites
- New York State Judicial Candidate Voter Guide
- New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics website