Looks like I’ll have to start watching the news and whining about the government, now, seeing as I just participated in the State elections for the first time (O_o):
I intended to do all this extensive research before I picked my candidate. Instead, I found myself being rudely shaken awake and told to “Get UP! Election’s today!”. That’s right. I forgot the Elections were today. So I forewent the whole showering routine and spent 15 minutes on Wiki instead, hoping for some nice, comprehensive lists of party ideals or something. What I actually found, of course, were essentially lists of charges against each party.
Kind of a ‘may the least worst man win’ situation, then.
How do you make the choice? Any other first-time voters out there?