When you are in the voting booth, do you ever NOT vote in a particular race because you simply have no idea who the candidates are? Or do you pick one anyway based on some random criteria like name (hey, I know a guy named Smytheberg!) or party affiliation (might as well just go with the Dem since that’s my tribe)? Mostly I just don’t vote in that race. If I’m feeling particularly mean I might vote based just on party affiliation. But I only do that in reverse, voting against the Republican because I feel they’ve made a bad life choice.
Update: OK we don't get to vote for U of I trustees anymore. Not that I ever did when I could.