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Amendment to expand judicial terms in Kentucky fails, LEX 18 projects

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 21:23:49-05

(LEX 18) — LEX 18 is projecting that a constitutional amendment, which would change the way Kentucky elects some of its state court officials, will not pass.

The amendment would have changed the duration of district court judges' terms in Kentucky. Currently, district court judges serve four-year terms; the amendment would have extended the term to eight years, the same as circuit court judges, family court judges, and Kentucky's appellate judges.

As of 9:12 p.m., 69% of the 1.3 million votes that have been accounted for voted against the amendment.