Pennsylvania judicial elections, 2015
- Filing deadline: March 11, 2015
- Primary: May 19, 2015
- General: November 3, 2015
Candidates will be posted here after the filing deadline.
Though the state holds partisan elections, most candidates cross-file with the major political parties. If a candidate wins both the Republican and Democratic primary, she or he runs unopposed in the general election.
After a judge has won an initial partisan election, subsequent terms are attained through retention elections. In retention elections, judges do not compete against another candidate, but voters are given a "yes" or "no" choice whether to keep the justice in office for another term. If the candidate receives more yes votes than no votes, he or she is successfully retained. If not, the candidate is not retained, and there will be a vacancy in that court upon the expiration of that term. This applies to all judges except magisterial district judges, who are always elected in partisan elections.
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