I am the first to admit, that I haven't voted the last several years. I could not bring myself to cast a vote for people I didn't think I could trust to do the job. I always felt that my right to vote wasn't fought for so that I could cast a meaningless vote. I refuse to do the eeinie, meenie, minie, mo thing when it comes to voting.
The biggest issue I have about politicians is, probably, the same most have: I don't trust them. In the past, so many spent their campaigns making promises that never came true. The other issue I have is with the mud-slinging. Bashing your opponents does NOT show me how capable you are. In fact, nothing will cost you my vote faster than bashing others. I want to know what you're going to do if you get the job. I don't care to know what so and so did. We have to focus our attention on the present and the future, let the past alone.
Between not having the time to research the opponents and all the propositions, and taking care of 2 little girls I thought my chances of voting were slim. However, I looked over the ballots and felt compelled to vote on a few. I didn't vote for everything, but I did vote for things I felt really drawn to. Whether my votes won out in the end, I don't know. I'm just glad I did voted.