Dear Chicken Nugget,
I can't say for sure but I'm pretty certain that I've voted in almost every election that's come up since I turned 18 - most of them anyway, there may be one that slipped through the cracks.
The truth is I'm a sort of politics geek. I love reading up on current happenings in the political world and have been known to make a comparison chart of candidates to help me make my choice on election day.
Still, there are things that upset me - like incumbents that should be gone but are too powerful for opponents to even enter a race and single-candidate elections where I know very little of the lone candidate. This happens often in small races for court positions. I can't stand seeing a single name for surrogate judge. Basically the Surrogate Court is in charge of wills, estates, and unclaimed properties. The judge is elected to a ten-year term and, usually, we know very little about the candidate.
Last year I took a stand. I looked up all the candidates in all the elections and found very little about the candidate for surrogate judge. How can I, as a responsible voter, elect someone to a position without knowing about their character or values?
So, I wrote myself in:
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ralph Nader, Beelzebub, Jay Leno, Frank Zappa, Boba Fett, Bono the Boston Terrier, and, my favorite, Peter. Mickey Mouse got me by a vote.
I hate mice.
Next election, I'm taking that mouse down.