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Oct. 4, 2011
November's General Election Features 109 Municipal Judge Seats

Ohio voters will elect 109 judges to municipal courts across the state in the Nov. 8 general election with 39 of those contested races.

Fourteen municipal court judges – who were appointed since the 2009 General Election – will be on the ballot for the first time.

All judges in Ohio are elected to six-year terms. Elections for municipal court judgeships occur in odd-numbered years, while elections for Supreme Court, appeals court, common pleas court, and county court judges occur in even-numbered years.

The Supreme Court of Ohio website will post results from all municipal races by noon the day after Election Day.

Supreme Court staff members assemble the election results from the local county boards of elections for administrative purposes, to communicate with new judges about payroll, benefits and other information.

For more information about the candidates for municipal court, visit the Ohio Judicial Conference website or consult one of Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections.