Atomic Nerds | LabRat | WE SAID….I did the same. Luckily for me some of positions were specifically listed on my ballot as "Are you for or against _________ remaining in office?" I think these were mostly judges, though.
Went out and marked up the ballots, came home, took shower. Will shower brain with ethanol later. [...]
Ticket was straight anti-incumbent. It would have made voting a lot more helpful if there’d been a bubble for that under the R and D ones. I suspect we were but one of many voicing such a sentiment in the nation...
Our school board also always listed the incumbent at the first of the two candidates, though they didn't state that on the ballot. Made things easier for me.
A lot of the incumbents didn't even have challengers though. (The Blue Team is so dominant in my county that the Red Team doesn't even mount a challenge for many down-ballot offices.) For those I went with write-ins of my favorite deceased thinkers: Hume, Hoffer, Bastiat, Hayek, Feynman, Brunel, Arhicmedes, etc. Plus Marcus Junius Brutus, for the obvious reasons.