- Partisan election
- Non-partisan election
- Presidential/Gubernatorial selection with Senate confirmation (i.e. current Federal method)
- Merit selection (i.e. Missouri system)
This is a public poll (i.e. users can see how each person voted).
What is your preferred method of judicial selection.
There are four primary methods of selecting Judges.
Partisan elections are used in in Pennsylvania, Texas and elsewhere. Just as it says, candidates run under a party label and may have to compete in a a partisan primary.
Non-partisan elections are used for trial judges in Florida and elsewhere. Candidates run without partisan labels. If more than two candidates are running, a primary may be used, with the top two vote-getters advancing to the general election.
Presidential/Gubernatorial selection with Senate confirmation. is used at the federal level and in a number of States.
Merit selection is used in a number of States, including for appellate level judges in Florida. Typically, a bipartisan panel evaluates candidates on a number of criteria and presents typically about 3 candidates to the Governor, who then makes the final choice.
My own opinion in a subsequent post.