Recognizing there is a precipitous drop off in voting when it comes to the non-partisan ballot, the leadership of the Oakland County Bar Association created the Judicial Candidate Forums to disseminate information about judicial candidates as widely as possible in their communities and to encourage the active participation of Oakland County citizens to become informed voters and to vote in judicial elections. Offered in conjunction with the League of Women Voters - Oakland Area and the Detroit Free Press, the forums serve to educate the voting public about the relevant issues and each candidate's views.
This year three forums were hosted:
- 46th District Court serving Southfield
- Sixth Judicial Circuit Court serving all of Oakland County
- 48th District Court serving West Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Birmingham, Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor and Orchard Lake
The forum for the 43rd District Court serving Madison Heights, Ferndale and Hazel Park has been cancelled.
To learn about the candidates in each race and view the videos, please click here.