Yeppers, I'm still around here, even if I do turn up more in the filk community. Anyway, just made up a list of useful links for US election information, both general and local (LA - I live here and most of the links I use myself are local). Anyway, Google can tell you about any local to you wherever you happen to be. The list is on my website here - if I have to update it I don't want to have to remember where I put the info. In particular there are judicial ranking pages (and for LA a few specific to the current elections) to defog the general "who the heck are they?" problem with judicial elections. Good luck, and don't forget to vote in November!