I've only missed one vote, that was a primary and I was sick as a dog that day.
I take my right
to vote seriously. People have died to get the right to vote and I appreciate their efforts.
People everywhere would do almost anything to have the right to vote their leaders into office. No, our leaders aren't perfect, but it's a better system than just having people chosen by a select few with NO input from the population.
If you read the history of our country, and look at what people in other countries do to get the right to vote, one may take the right more seriously.
Also, I think that when people don't vote, they have no right to bitch about what is happening. Even if your candidate didn't win, you can still at least know you were part of the process and know YOU aren't part of the problem.
In our state the polls are open for about 14 hours, so there's no excuse not to vote. Even if one has to work a long shift, your employer HAS to give you time off to go and vote
. It is against the law for your employer to prevent you from voting. The Right tried that years ago, when the Unions were starting up and it was declared unconstitutional to prevent a worker from getting time off to vote.
Take your right to vote seriously!