When I got new California driver's license (when we moved back to CA from London, I still had my Washington license so I had to turn it in and take the test to get my CA license), I also signed up to get my ballot by mail. I'm glad I did as some of the propositions were confusing - for example, No on Prop 8 means you're in favor of marriage rights for all, including gay marriage. I would have thought that would be a "Yes" but it's a "No" so I'm glad I did my research and voted correctly. I also voted for animal rights "Yes on Prop 2" and for the Sonoma-Marin public transport "Meansure Q."
If you're wondering who I voted for for President - well, the sign we've had in our front yard for months would give you a clue... Obama for President!