The Trib has a useful voter guide. Put in your address (used only to generate the ballot) and see your all local candidates office by office. You can use the guide to create a sample ballot to take to the polls. With some help from Google and the voting resources I blogged before (the candidate pages at VoterInfoNet and Vote For Judges), I was able to come up with a set of candidates I think I can live with (more or less). The local candidates don’t generate the same kind of buzz as the presidential hopefuls, but there’s enough information out there to figure out what you need to know. Like there are some truly unqualified people running for judge.