Judicial Elections & Appointments

To aid Illinois voters in their responsibility to elect and retain judges, the Illinois State Bar Association provides public information about the qualifications of judicial candidates and judges seeking retention.

For most judicial offices, ISBA will provide either an evaluation or a poll rating. In the case of Supreme and Appellate court candidates outside of Cook County, ISBA provides both evaluation and poll ratings. Evaluation ratings, which are the result of an in-depth review of candidates, represent the opinion of the ISBA. Judicial Advisory Poll ratings are the opinion of those attorneys who chose to respond and do not reflect the opinion of the ISBA or the opinion of all Illinois attorneys.

Learn more about the methods used to rate candidates

2020 Primary

The results of the 2020 Primary Judicial Advisory Polls (outside Cook County) and Judicial Evaluations Narratives (Cook County and Appellate and Supreme Court outside Cook County) are below.

Illinois Lawyers

Ballot requests for judicial vacancies in the 2020 Primary Election are no longer being accepted.

Past Polls

2019 Reappointment of Associate Judges

The release of associate judge vacancy polls are at the discretion of the chief judge of the circuit.