You or others may not know the person (or persons) in your region who is up for election, true. The observation you've made is valid--and I'll be more than happy to support action to see that biographies for Directors and Director candidates are posted somewhere on the ISSCA website, whether the candidate is new or running for re-election. In this particular case, you can drop the candidate an e-mail and ask for some information, if that will help you.
One of the concerns in this process is also to realize that not everyone gets their information from the ISSCA website or this Forum, but it is a good idea to make more information on candidates part of the process leading up to each member marking and returning their ballot.
As far as having multiple choices on the ballot, where was your own nomination form for this election cycle? I don't mean to throw it back in your face, by any means, but my point is that it is not always a given that people can or want to step up to the plate. Your interest is noteworthy and it would be good if more people showed the same interest and asked similar questions as you have. Don't sell yourself short--the Board needs people with ideas, energy, and the ability to work with others as a group--among other attributes. Just looking at your car, you clearly have alot going on that could easily translate into serving in a Director spot to help lead ISSCA into the future. So, keep that in mind next time elections are being talked about--once a year, like clockwork!