If you've died by this point, it was really all up to chance. (but most of the subsequent turns still hinge on that 'chance', just less so if you have a good play of roles). Don't worry you'll all get equal chances to stay in the game.
And don't feel bad about being new, the more the merrier! I don't think there's any wrong way to play mafia, new or old.
Personally I had no clue what I was doing my first game but the discussion with Hellion and the eventual strategizing around it was fun so I just kept at it. I pretty much formed all my experience from that moment and used it in every other game.
I've seen games where people can hide in plain sight, say they're mafia, and yet people decide against it, think they're joking, and just live and let live.
AS for voting, I'm thinking of pinning my sights on @Fresa;. I haven't been around for a while, but I do remember your playing style. Maybe it's changed, though as an innocent you were a bit more up front and a bit more of a goofball... well you're a lovable goofball as mafia too but you were still more active when you were working on the town side.
However if I vote I think I'm going to end up tying the lynch.
But I think I don't mind doing that right now, Dark Victini seems pretty interested in just simply playing with a 'I don't care to win or lose' attitude which is evidence of playing for the town usually and seeing as he is interested in continued learning of the game, I could see him as a valuable player down the line, so I don't mind stepping in for this.
Finding out and counting on who's innocent is just as important as finding out who's mafia. ;3