Strange question here, but November will be my first time voting in an Ohio election... In addition to figuring out this whole "paper voting" thing, one question that I'm curious about:
I know that I don't have to vote for every race on the ballot, however, it's unclear how that "No Vote" affects the tabulation.
If I vote for none of the candidates is my ballot included in the total votes for the race, or is the ballot not counted.
For example, right now I'm inclined to not vote for Obama or McCain, but I don't like McCain less than I don't like Obama. I don't know enough about any of the other canidates to feel comfortable voting for them either.
If a no-vote is counted in the tally for purposes of determining who received a majority of the votes cast then I will likely not vote in that race (but otherwise vote all of the races); If a no-vote is not counted in the tally I'll likely vote for McCain.
I.e. assuming 50 votes for each Obama and McCain if I vote for none, is the total number of votes cast 100 (leaving each candidate with 50% of the votes) or 101 (leaving each candidate with 49.5% of the votes)
At this point, I'm not concerned about voting for someone, it's voting against...
Ignoring the agruments about one vote not making a difference, I hope this question makes sense...