When judges are on the ballot, be informed.

We think you deserve impartial, nonpartisan information about your judges and judicial candidates. This site has been created as a resource to help you make an informed decision when it is time to elect judges for Franklin County courts.

JudgeTheCandidates.org is a service of the Columbus Bar Association.

Who are the candidates on the ballot for judge this year?

Click here for information about the candidates for Franklin County, Ohio courts in the November 3, 2020 election.

Columbus League of Women Voters - Meet the Candidates Forum

Meet the Franklin County judicial candidates on October 14 @ 7pm on Zoom.

Watch the CBA's Community Conversation on Elections & Voting:

Get current information on elections, voting and best practices for in-person and by-mail voting:

Columbus Bar Association

About Us

The Columbus Bar Association strives to be the leader in providing excellent, innovative and cost effective services to members of the legal profession and the general public in central Ohio.


What's the Process?

Learn about Ohio county courts and how Ohio judges are selected.


Candidate Profiles

Make an informed decision: get the facts on your judicial candidates. Profiles include information about candidates' education and legal experience.

Judicial Evaluations

Judicial Evaluations

Twice a year, attorneys in Franklin County are asked to rate the performance of sitting judges and judicial candidates. Click "more" for the results of those polls.

The Columbus Bar Association does not endorse any judicial candidate.