This is ONE OF 2 responses to VC 22 Stuart 3 ("Counterpoint again")...
Being a native Californian (one of the few left!) I have had to endure the voter pamphlets ever since I've had the opportunity, or should I say privilege, to vote.
I've found that what helps the most is to have someone with which to discuss the issues, propositions and candidates. Eliott's family used to have election discussion night, where they debated everything which was to be on the ballot. He and I read the pamphlets all the way through, or divide them up when they're excepitonally long.
At the risk of throwing a wrench into the Archipelago comraderie, perhaps we could talk about ballot issues? I realize we all live in different states, but this may offer an unbiased perspective on things. Plus, everyone seems to be able to "see" and accept opposing opinions without getting bent out of shape.