Colorado District & County Court Judicial Retention
Shall the judge be retained in office? YES or NO.District Court Judges: Each appointed by the governor from a list of names compiled by a nominating commission. Initial terms last at least two years, after which judges must stand for retention in a yes-no election. Subsequent terms last six years. All judges must retire by age 72.County Court Judges: Every county in the state has a county court, with at least one county judge. Each appointed by the governor from a list of names compiled by a nominating commission. Initial terms last at least two years, after which judges must stand for retention in a yes-no election. Subsequent terms last four years. All judges must retire by age 72. These courts handle traffic cases and minor criminal matters, as well as civil actions involving no more than $15,000.(A ballot question will appear to retain each judge individually.)GO HERE to view the judges on your ballot and their Performance Summary Scores.Delivered to each residence, the Colorado Legislative Blue Book has the Judicial Performance Summaries for all judges up for retention on this ballot.When is an Election not an Election? There are no other candidates. There are no campaigns before the election. The purpose of your vote is to determine whether the judge is doing a good job and should continue to serve the public. In Colorado, a State Commission evaluates Judges to determine if a judge “meets” or “does not meet” performance standards. Appellate Judge Performance Criteria: Integrity, Legal Knowledge, Communication Skills, and Administrative Performance.To view the full listing of all the judges up for retention and their Performance Scores, go here: 2020 Evaluations.Los nombres de los jueces sí aparecen en la papeleta electoral durante las elecciones generales. Sin embargo, la única pregunta que sehace es: ¿deberá conservar el juezsu cargo? No hay otros candidatos,ni campañas antes de la elección.El propósito de su voto es el de determinar si el juez está haciendoun buen trabajo y si debería seguirsirviendo al público. Los CJPE ofrecen a los votantes información sobre el desempeño judicial de cadajuez para así, ayudarles con su decisión al emitir su voto.Folleto de informaciónde balota estatal 2020.
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