When I go into the voting booth in real life, I am not presented with speeches next to each name. I'm presented with a list of names.
While scrolling through the list to find the candidates I was looking for, I realized that one of them had a very, very small speech, only 3 paragraphs, while others made my poor scroll wheel so upset with me it threatened to go on strike before getting through the whole post...
I feel the election should be a ballot of names, no more, no less. Each candidate, in a random order as it already is. I would be okay with a link to their stump speech, and maybe even there just collapsed and hidden by default, expandable if desired. But to have the whole thing there is just more to scroll through. If you really need the campaign speeches to decide who you're voting for, you shouldn't be on the voting page yet anyawy; you should be researching the candidates to determine who you're going to vote for.
Occupy SO Election page: because 1% of candidates shouldn't have 99% of the screen!
tl;dr remove the speeches from the election page. Make it a list of names with small amounts of fluff.