Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission
While standing in the voting booth on election day, have you ever asked yourself, "How can anyone reasonably expect me to make an informed voting decision about judges?"
Have you ever felt frustrated because you didn't know enough about the judges or didn't have the information you needed to make a good decision?
If so, you're not alone.
The State of Utah is hoping to change that with the creation of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (JPEC) and the implementation of this web site.
In all even-numbered years, the voters of Utah have the opportunity to choose whether or not judges should keep their jobs for another term in office. By reviewing the performance evaluation reports found on this web site, you will have the information you need to decide whether each judge should be retained in office for another term.
Here are some of the things you can learn on this site:
- How attorneys, court staff, and jurors rated each judge;
- How courtroom observers - laypersons like you - evaluated each judge;
- Whether the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission recommended that the judge be retained in office.
Getting Ready for 2012: Evaluation Reports Now Available!
Evaluation reports on all judges who will be on the ballot in November are now available! Just go to the green box on the right of this page and click either on the county you vote in or on the name of the judge whose evaluation you’d like to see.
Questions, Comments or Feedback?
If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please direct them to the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission.
Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission
Utah State Capitol Complex
Senate Building, E-330
P.O. Box 142330
For general election information, please contact the Lieutenant Governor's Office of Elections at (801) 538-1041.