During the last two years, Illinois voters have had a lot to say about their Supreme Court. In 2020, the 5th and 1st districts had an election, and the 3rd district had a retention election. Last month, the 2nd and 3rd districts had elections, and the 1st district had a retention election. Just less than half of the states in the country have judicial elections—some are partisan, some are nonpartisan. Other states utilize merit selection, gubernatorial appointments, or legislative appointments.