Klein, David, and Lawrence Baum. “Ballot Information and Voting Decisions in Judicial Elections,” 54 Political Research Quarterly 709 (2001). (JStor)

December 20, 2011

This article examines the effect of ballot information on voter decisions on whether and how to vote in particular contests and presents the results of experimental manipulations that show that candidates’ party affiliations, but not incumbency status or city of residence, have a substantial effect on those decisions.

  • Judicial Election

    Judges are elected by popular vote.
  • Democratic Appointment

    Judges are appointed directly by a democratic body, or appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of some democratic body.