In addition to electing Indiana's secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer, Hoosier voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether to keep two Supreme Court justices and two state appellate judges on the bench for the next decade.
The jurists up for retention are Supreme Court Justices Mark Massa and Loretta Rush; Tax Court Judge Martha Blood Wentworth; and Court of Appeals Judge Rudolph Pyle III.
Massa, Rush and Pyle were appointed to their posts in 2012 by former Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican. Wentworth is a 2011 Daniels appointee.
Under the state's judicial selection process, two years after the governor appoints a judge Indiana citizens get to decide whether to retain the judge for a 10-year term.
The idea is to both give voters a veto over gubernatorial judicial appointments and make it easier to promptly remove an incompetent judge.