Often, when voters see judges on the ballot who are standing for retention, they will skip that part, vote all yes, vote all no, etc...without truly being educated about the judges and the recommendations from the Judicial Performance Commission.
On behalf of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver and their partners, the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Judicial Institute, and the League of Women Voters of Colorado, www.knowyourjudge.com was created to help Coloradans make informed decisions when choosing judges on this fall’s ballot. The hope is that this website will offer a comprehensive tool for voters to help guide them during this election season. Also, keep your eyes and ears open for television and radio public service announcements.
The website gives simple, impartial, and nonpartisan facts about judges and the information from the Judicial Performance Commission. The hope is that, this fall, through this campaign, voters will be more informed, educated, and interested when voting for judges' retention.