Senate Bill 698 - Increase Voter Accountability of Judges


This bill ends all judge terms on December 31, 2018, and reduces judge terms from four or eight years to two years

Read the full bill text on the NCGA website

Quick overview:

Terms for all judges will end on December 31, 2018, even if the judge was elected to a term that should expire after 2018.

Beginning in 2018, all judge terms will be two years instead of the current four or eight year terms.

Current judges and critics of the bill are concerned that it will result in fewer cases that judges can address because of the increased amount of campaigning that judges will have to do.

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