Is it encouraged that all users must vote for a moderator, like in a democracy?
The only time I ever voted was on this site, a few months back. I had no idea about any of the users, so I just voted for the
heck sake of doing so. I picked up the nominees with the Top 3 rep and voted them. I guess that was a bit immature, but I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of inexperienced users do exactly that.
It is really hard for a user to tell the true motives as well as skills of a person they have only met online, unless the spend some time researching (past meta posts, etc.). I suspect only people with atleast a few thousand rep bother to do that. Should voting be encouraged for users like me (and with less rep than me)?
P.S. Don't ask me to spend time researching; I'd rather not. If such an election happened now, I would personally prefer not voting at all, rather than making an ill-informed decision.