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What Judges Do

The Ohio Constitution creates three branches of government: the executive (governor), the legislative (Ohio General Assembly), and the judicial (courts).

Everyday Interaction with Judges

  • Settling a traffic ticket
  • Resolving issues after an accident
  • Adoptions, divorces, or child-custody matters
  • Contractor issues
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Employment matters
  • Rezoning

Judicial Votes Count

Extraordinarily talented and hard-working people make up the Ohio judiciary, and the work they do every day is remarkable. But polls show that the public views judges as susceptible to political influence. And research shows that Ohio voters don't vote for judges because they don't know enough about the candidates.

So, as the next election cycle approaches, and as you think about the local issues and the national candidates, please remember the importance of learning more about your judges – the details of the offices they seek and the qualifications and experience they bring. Judicial Votes Count puts that information at your fingertips for every judicial race in Ohio. Tell your friends and family members to visit the website, because Judicial Votes Count.

Different Types of Courts

What are Appeals Courts?

What is a Municipal Court?

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What are Common Pleas Courts?

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What is a Juvenile Court?

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What is the Ohio Supreme Court?

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