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[UPDATE NO. 1: The following is an update from Ian Hauser, deputy communications director for the Indiana Secretary of State's office, at 3:16 p.m. Thursday on statewide results for Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey G. Slaughter and Court of Appeals—District 2 Judge Robert R. “Bob” Altice, Jr.: "Our election website vendor is working on posting results for all races, including retention votes. All results will be available by Friday, November 16th, the final date for results to be certified. Once that data is available, you can view retention info on https://indianaenr.blob.core.usgovcloudapi.net/site/index.html# - you’ll click on the 'Referendums' tab along the top of the page."

UPDATE NO. 2: The following is a 1:43 p.m. Friday update from Valerie Warycha, deputy chief of staff and communications director for Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson: “At this point, the website only shows those results county by county. The official results are due to our office 10 days after the election. Once we have final results we will update our website.”]

All 17 Marion County Superior Court judges up for retention on the ballot this year were given approval by wide margins on Tuesday.

Marion County moved to a merit selection process to choose and retain its Superior Court judges in 2017. All incumbent Marion Superior Court judges appeared before the selection committee for a recommendation as to whether they should be retained. The committee unanimously recommended retention for all 17 incumbent judges who will appear on the November ballot. If retained, the judge is on the retention ballot at the end of every six-year term.

As we discovered, the Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct, Canon 4 and Rule 2.1, specifically prevents judges on the retention ballot from campaigning. The code also prevents judges from giving opinions about cases that could come before them.

After our story was originally published, we discovered additional documents, including party affiliations which did not appear on the ballot:

Democrats

  • Linda E. Brown

  • John M. T. Chavis II

  • Steven R. Eichholtz

  • John F. Hanley

  • Grant W. Hawkins

  • Jose D. Salinas

  • Mark D. Stoner

  • Heather Welch

Republicans

  • Lisa F. Borges

  • Shelia A. Carlisle

  • Alicia A. Gooden

  • Clayton Graham

  • Amy M. Jones

  • James A. Joven

  • Helen Marchal

  • William (Bill) Nelson

  • Clark Rogers

According to the Marion County Clerks office, with 90 percent of precincts reporting at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, the vote totals are:

LISA F. BORGES

  • YES—95,219 votes—78.15 percent
  • NO—26,623 votes—21.85 percent

LINDA E. BROWN

  • YES—97,668 votes—80.17 percent
  • NO—24,156 votes—19.83 percent

SHEILA A. CARLISLE

  • YES—95,873 votes—79.19 percent
  • NO—25,197 votes—20.81 percent

JOHN CHAVIS

  • YES—88,480 votes—73.99 percent
  • NO—31,097 votes—26.01 percent

STEVEN R. EICHHOLTZ

  • YES—85,396 votes—71.65 percent
  • NO—33,795 votes—28.35 percent

ALICIA A. GOODEN

  • YES—94,825 votes—79.56 percent
  • NO—24,361 votes—20.44 percent

CLAYTON GRAHAM

  • YES—85,960 votes—73.29 percent
  • NO—31,325 votes—26.71 percent

JOHN F. HANLEY

  • YES—85,809 votes—72.79 percent
  • NO—32,070 votes—27.21 percent

GRANT W. HAWKINS

  • YES—88,734 votes—74.64 percent
  • NO—30,141 votes—25.36 percent

AMY M. JONES

  • YES—93,615 votes—79 percent
  • NO—24,884 votes—21 percent

JAMES A. JOVEN

  • YES—84,034 votes—71.87 percent
  • NO—32,898 votes—28.13 percent

HELEN MARCHAL

  • YES—91,407 votes—77.36 percent
  • NO—26,747 votes—22.64 percent

WILLIAM (BILL) NELSON

  • YES—85,839 votes—73.17 percent
  • NO—31,474 votes—26.83 percent

CLARK ROGERS

  • YES—85,559 votes—73.05 percent
  • NO—31,559 votes—26.95 percent

JOSE SALINAS

  • YES—92,146 votes—77.41 percent
  • NO—26,897 votes—22.59 percent

MARK D. STONER

  • YES—88,800 votes—75.2 percent
  • NO—29,291 votes—24.8 percent

HEATHER WELCH

  • YES—95,224 votes—80.1 percent
  • NO—23,656 votes—19.9 percent

Rob Burgess, News Editor at NUVO Newsweekly, can be reached by email at rburgess@nuvo.net, by phone at 317-808-4614 or on Twitter @robaburg.

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