Results of The Florida Bar 2016 Merit Retention Poll Posted September 13, 2016 by Tallahassee Bar Association


A summary of the outcome of the poll indicates overwhelming support for all incumbent appeals court justices and judges to be retained.  The recommendations for retention ranges from 79 percent to 92 percent.

The retention election is on the ballot in the Nov. 8 general election. Three Supreme Court justices and 28 of the state’s 62 appeals court judges will be on the ballot. Please share this information with your members to help raise the awareness of the Merit Retention Poll results and to further educate Florida voters about this process.

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