OK, I'll be honest. I didn't vote for positions like Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, or Livermore Area Recreation & Park District Directors. I'd already spent hours trying to make informed decisions about all the other items on the ballot and I just couldn't bring myself to care about those positions.
Anyway. I went to my polling location to vote. Turns out my polling location for this election was some person's garage. Yup, like attached to their house. I found it kind of strange to be filling out a ballot next to a washing machine, and below a shelf holding sleeping bags.
And now, I've voted, participated in the democratic process, and ready to be annoyed at all the screw-ups awaiting us in the next 2 years.