Welcome
to the
Missouri Judicial Commission
Electronic Elections Portal


The Missouri Judicial Commission Electronic Elections portal is the entry point for members of the Missouri Bar to vote in electronic elections being conducted by the Appellate Judicial Commission and the Circuit Judicial Commissions of Missouri.

Judicial Commission Elections in progress:

There is currently no election in progress.

Appellate Judicial Commission Elections
The Appellate Judicial Commission accepts applications and selects three candidates to fill judicial vacancies on the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals -- without regard to political affiliation. The governor appoints one of the three candidates submitted by the Appellate Judicial Commission. The seven-member commission consists of a Supreme Court judge and two resident citizens from each of the three Court of Appeals districts. In selecting the citizen members, one lawyer is elected from each district by The Missouri Bar members in that district, and one non-lawyer is appointed from each district by the governor. An election for a lawyer member is held every two years in one of the districts of the Court of Appeals. Voting begins in October and votes are counted the first Saturday in November. If a run-off election is required for a candidate to obtain a majority of the votes, the votes in the run-off are counted five weeks after the original election. A list of Appellate Judicial Commission members appears on the Missouri Judiciary web site.
Circuit Judicial Commission Elections
The Circuit Judicial Commissions accept applications and select three candidates to fill judicial vacancies on the circuit courts of the city of St. Louis and Clay, Jackson, Platte and St. Louis counties. The governor appoints one of the three candidates submitted by the Circuit Judicial Commissions. Each five-member commission consists of the chief judge of the district of the Court of Appeals in which the circuit is located and four residents of the circuit. In selecting the resident members, two lawyers are elected by members of The Missouri Bar in that circuit, and two non-lawyers are appointed by the governor. The chief judge serves for two years. All other members serve staggered terms of six years each. A list of Circuit Judicial Commission members appears on the Missouri Judiciary web site.

Lawyers Eligible To Vote In An Election
To be eligible to vote in a particular Judicial Commission Election a lawyer must be a member of the Missouri Bar in either good standing or in inactive status at the time of the election. In the case of an Appellate Judicial Commission election the lawyer must be registered with the Missouri Bar as residing in the relevant Appellate District. In the case of a Circuit Judicial Commission election the lawyer must be registered with the Missouri Bar as residing in the relevant Circuit. The Missouri Bar assigned Identification Number and PIN number are used to verify the credentials of Missouri Bar members in each Judicial Commission election. E-mail notification of an upcoming Judicial Commission Election is sent to e-mail addresses on file for lawyers residing in the Appellate District or Circuit holding the election. Bar members can update their e-mail address online at http://www.mobar.org.

Active Elections
When a voting period is open, links to the elections will be viewable above. Please note there could be more than one election in progress at a time. Clicking the appropriate link will redirect you to the official election site.

When you click the election link you will be redirected to a secure Web site. Your browser may not recognize the certificate for www.courts.mo.gov and will give you an option to accept the certificate. You must accept the certificate in order to access the secure voting web site.

The secure election Web site requires a browser that supports 128-bit encryption. While many Web browsers will work, recommended browsers are Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher and Mozilla Firefox version 1.0.4 or greater.

If you have technical issues accessing the web site, please contact the Office of State Courts Administrator Help Desk at 888.541.4894.