Really just that simple. I have my sample ballot in front of me, and there are two choices:
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
Shall Justice Charles T. Wells of the Supreme Court be retained in office?
DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS
Shall Judge Chris W. Altenbernd of the Second District Court of Appeals be retained in office?
I’m sure that unless either of these guys gets caught molesting puppies or kittens in the next few weeks then they’re back in. Because you just never hear of them and they don’t have an opponent. Still, I’d prefer to make an informed decision. Google offers up tons of government sites with their names, but where can I easily find a voting record, controversial decisions, etc?
FWIW I’m in Florida, sadly in District 9.
Edit: I guess the title should say up for retention versus up for re-election. Not certain if they were ever elected, or just appointed then the People get to decide if they are retained.