Guide for Florida Voters now available in Spanish The Guide for Florida Voters, an informative brochure about judicial elections in the state, is now available in Spanish (Guía para los Votantes de la Florida) through the Cuban American Bar Association. The 2016 guide has answers to questions such as: §What is the difference between a county and circuit court judge and an appellate judge? §Why is it important to vote in judicial elections and merit retention elections? §What exactly does a judge do? Guide for Florida Voters now available in Spanish August 15, 2016 Regular News If you would like printed copies of the brochure in Spanish for yourself, for a social organization or for an event such as a candidate forum, contact Anna Marie Hernandez, president of the Cuban American Bar Association, at [email protected] . To receive the Guide for Florida Voters in English, email [email protected] .The Guide for Florida Voters is an important part of The Florida Bar’s efforts to educate voters about the judicial elections. You also can find both English and Spanish versions at www.floridabar.org/thevotesinyourcourt. The Vote’s in Your Court page is a go-to source for information on judicial elections, with bios of Florida Supreme Court justices and District Court of Appeal judges up for merit retention votes this year as well as statements from candidates for county and circuit court judge.On August 15, a ballot will be mailed to in-state Florida Bar members, asking their opinions on the three state Supreme Court justices and 28 appellate court judges up for merit retention votes. Results of the poll will be published in mid-September.Election dates this year are August 30 and November 8. All county and circuit judicial races appear on the primary ballot, with runoffs in November. The merit retention vote is in November.