During each election year, the HBA distributes a Judicial Candidate Qualification Questionnaire to members before the primary, then a Judicial Preference Poll before the general election. The results of these polls are distributed to the media and the public. In non-election years, the HBA conducts its Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire, in which members are asked to evaluate all elected and appointed judges on a number of professional and ethical questions.
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The 2014 Judicial Preference Poll Results and press release are posted below. The Preference Poll does not include judicial races in which there is only one candidate. HBA members returned 1,932 ballots; not every member cast votes in every race. The HBA Judicial Preference Poll results are not an endorsement of any candidate.