The North Carolina Bar Association’s special judicial election information website, ElectNCJudges.org, has been updated for the 2014 general election.
Evaluations of candidates for contested District Court and Superior Court judgeships throughout the state are included in this online report, provided as a public service for the voters of North Carolina by the bar association’s Judicial Performance Evaluation Committee.
This is the second election in which this information has been provided.
Visitors to ElectNCJudges.org have the option of accessing a composite report, titled 2014 Superior Court and District Court Contested Judicial Races, or accessing county-by-county reports for all of the contested Superior Court and District Court races.
The evaluations are derived from two survey reports, one conducted last fall for sitting trial court judges who were eligible for election in 2014, and one conducted last spring for non-incumbent candidates and recently appointed judges.
All candidates were rated from one through five in six categories: Integrity and impartiality, legal ability, professionalism, communication, administrative skills and overall performance. Corresponding assessment values for each rating are as follows: 5 (excellent), 4 (good), 3 (average), 2 (below average) and 1 (poor).
For questions regarding ElectNCJudges.org, contact David Bohm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-657-1553.