To start this off.
Crier is the Worst Town Gov to random into. Though it's a unique and fun role to play, it's honestly underwhelming. Though when you have a Judge and Crier it's a really good dynamic but in a typical 9 3 3 or 8 3 3 1 - You have a Town Random Government, that cycles between Marshal, Crier, or Mayor. With most people putting Crier at 0% or a very low %. Thus when a Judge has a 15% or greater chance. The Crier is often always viewed as a Judge. Unless there are clearly both there.
Suggestions to help counter Judge are as follows. These could be implemented in any way.
all Optional - to help counter a possible Judge or to tip the balance in a situation where town is losing.
Crier votes could be, Public, or Hidden. - Crier could Reveal or stay anonymous with just the extra votes showing up.
These options give players a unique way to challenge a Judge, or to change the tide in a situation where town is losing, and the crier could be the deal breaker. I would assume that most players would save their reveal until the late game as to not tip off they are crier, and who they are. So they wouldn't be likely to get PM's.
Though with these changes, it may be good to look at if they should be able to be healed at night, as is regularly or to not be healed. Though this is true with just about any role reveals.
In summary, Judge should get a Nerf but I think it should be a small nerf and crier should get a buff.
Akivar - Jester Ravegod.