Did you? It still makes me wonder why there is the amount of apathy in the world. Ok - right here in my back yard. I work the polls each year to sign up members of my community for a library card. So over the years, I have seen the ebbs and flows of the number of citizens that come out to vote.
It is only a mayorial election, oh it is only a dog catcher election. I say and so what! For a well run community, whether it be your small town, neighborhood, condo association, non-profit group, the state or the nation, it is your duty and your right to get out and speak with the vote.
If you need some inspiration - here are some quotes that might move you to vote in the very next election you can .....
~ Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ Andrew Lack
~ Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: 'Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
~ The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. ~ John F. Kennedy
~ There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote. ~ Lyndon Baines Johnson
~ Vote early and vote often. ~ Alphonse
~ Voting is a civic sacrament. ~ Theodore Hesburgh
By the way - Christy and I worked the Ruth Chaffee elementary school and signed up 18 folks for library cards in our two hour time slot.