The Associated Press contributed reporting.
Republicans in the State House and Senate have been pushing to change the way judges are elected, and on Tuesday they unveiled yet another new proposal – this one calling for more frequent judicial elections.
The proposal would amend the state’s constitution to reduce judges’ terms to two years. District Court judges currently serve four-year terms; Superior Court judges serve eight-year terms, as do judges on the Court of Appeals and the State Supreme Court.
It’s not clear how much support the proposal actually has in the General Assembly: State House leaders have been pushing for new judicial district lines, while State Senate leader Phil Berger has called for scrapping judicial elections entirely.
Because the proposal is to amend the state constitution, voters would need to approve it in a referendum if it does pass the General Assembly.