Are you a registered voter in Southwest Utah and don’t know names like Troy Little, Jeffrey C. Wilcox or Douglas Whitlock?

Don’t feel too bad. These are the names of some of the judges who will appear on voter ballots as Judicial Reserve candidates in the 2022 election, but most judges won’t become household names even in the districts where they preside. Nearly a quarter of Utah voters don’t even bother to fill out the judicial hold portion of their ballot, state election officials said.

That will at least change with the unveiling of a newly designed state website Thursday, where voters can find out which judges are on their ballots and view detailed performance records kept by the Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Board.

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