In addition to choosing the representatives for the next two to six years, Pennsylvania voters have an important ballot question about mandatory judicial retirement age.
The Pennsylvania Judicial Retirement Age Amendment is on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Pennsylvania as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment.
A “yes” vote supports changing the mandatory retirement age from 70 to 75 for Supreme Court justices, judges, and justices of the peace.
A “no” vote rejects this amendment to change the mandatory retirement age of 70 for Supreme Court justices, judges, and justices of the peace.
The measure would increase the state’s mandatory judicial retirement age from 70 to 75.
Read the question clearly – the wording is tricky.
A vote of YES will increase the retirement age to 75. When this question was introduced in the Primary Election, voters overwhelmingly agreed that this is too old. However, the way it is worded now can be confusing.
Please take your time when you vote. This is just as important as who leads the country.