This fall, voters in Pennsylvania will elect new judges to Pennsylvania’s statewide and municipal courts. Judges hold very powerful positions in state government. They interpret Pennsylvania law and make decisions that impact every aspect of life for Pennsylvanians, including criminal justice, housing, employment law, and family law. Judicial elections are your opportunity to make sure that the judges in your state are qualified to understand and apply the law. It is important that you exercise your right to decide who represents you in the Pennsylvania’s courts.
This fall, there will be elections for Pennsylvania’s statewide courts: the Commonwealth Court, the Superior Court, and the Supreme Court. There may also be local judicial elections for magisterial district courts or the Court of Common Pleas in your area. Find out more about local judicial elections in your area.