Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commissions


Application Process


Judicial Vacancies

Commission Offices

Commission Members

Voter Guide


Under Part 150 of the Rules of the Chief Administrator of the Courts, a Commission in each judicial district "shall review the qualifications of candidates for public election to the Supreme Court, County Court, Surrogate’s Court, Family Court, New York City Civil Court, District Courts and City Courts" within its district. Each Commission has 15 members, named by the Chief Judge, the Presiding Justices, the New York State Bar Association, and local bar associations (see List of Appointees).

Appendix A to Part 150 provides the guidelines and procedures for the Commissions, including an overview of the information to be provided by each candidate.

Ethical Guidelines Statement

Candidates should be familiar with the Statement of Ethical Guidelines for use of the Commission's ratings.