All discussions by the nominating commission (except the public hearing) are to be kept strictly confidential. All confidential materials used by the commissioners during the Judicial Nominating Commission process should be turned in to the commission chairperson or destroyed immediately following the final vote.
Within 30 days after the list of nominees is presented to the Governor, the chairperson of the commission sends the following to the State Court Administrator:
- names of all applicants for the judicial vacancy;
- copies of all applications submitted by applicants; and,
- the names of applicants nominated for the vacancy.
This information is kept at the State Court Administrator's office and is available to the public for a period of not less than 10 years.