Thanks to the League of Women Voters and the local paper the chore was do-able, but not necessarily easy. I had to check things like my local districts for state senate and house as well as districts for other state agencies. Redistricting happens! Finally I was able to pull up all of the candidates side-by-side on the computer screen. I compared responses to various questions as well as experience and education. I finally got my sample ballot filled out. Of course I leaned pretty heavily toward the Democratic side, but several Republicans also made it to my list. It reminded me of the "good old days" when I was back in college and did all of the research so I could become the model citizen of responsibility. I eventually became jaded as I saw the choices as nothing more than choosing between a turd and a douche.
I found it interesting that I attempted to use a "reverse barometer" approach by looking at the Catholic Church's voters guide to see who they supported. That was a failure since they chose 99% Republican candidates. I guess most Democrats are baby killing pagans. *raises a paw* Correct! *LOL*