"This year’s ballot felt more like an open book test. There was no line behind me, and I took the time to carefully consider each question that I didn’t already have a strong opinion about. And it helped that this time I was voting for great things (gay marriage! sensible drug laws! second terms!). I sat there with google chrome tabs open on each of the issues I felt I needed more information on, learning about them as I cast my vote. I took 45 minutes to fill it out. That’s around 5 to 10 time longer than I spent in the last two elections."