Tuesday's ballots did not include constables or "justice of the peace" judges because of recent changes in state law.

Constables and justice court judges elected four years ago will continue serving through the end of the year but will leave office in January unless they are re-appointed by the governing elected body in the county where they serve.Constables will then continue to serve on an appointed basis, and appointed judges will remain in office to face retention elections after four years.

Sheriffs and their deputies perform constable duties in all but the six Wasatch Front counties in Utah, said Deputy Salt Lake County Attorney Ralph Crockett. The new state law concerning constables affects only the counties that currently have elected constables or which choose to use non-sheriff constables in the future.