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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - Judge Vaidik is the only COA judge up for retention whose district is statewide

I printed out my ballot today (you can do that via the Indiana Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) Public Information Site, third item) and was surpirsed to see that I only get to vote for one of the four Court of Appeals judges running for retention, Judge Nancy H. Vaidik.

But that is in fact correct. Judge Vaidik is the only COA judge up for retention whose district is statewide. Two 3rd District judges are up for retention, Judges Barnes and Mathias, but only the voters of that district get to vote on them. One 1st District judge is up, and again, those of us in the 2nd and 3rd Districts will not see Judge Baker's name on our ballots.

Again, although the Supreme Court justices standing for retention will be on ballots statewide, for the Court of Appeals judges, only Judge Vaidik will be on every ballot statewide; Baker will only be on 1st district ballots and Barnes and Mathias will only be on 3rd district ballots. (The districts are explained here on the COA website.)

Here is the Court's official 2012 Retention Website.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 16, 2012 02:47 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts