Unlike most people who decry the low voter turnout – particularly in this “off-year” municipal election, with a turnout of 28% – I have no problem with people who don’t vote. First of all, it’s a basic issue of freedom: if you don’t want to vote, you don’t have to. Second of all, if somebody is fine with the status quo and has no real hard feelings (pro or con) about any of the major issues or candidates, then why should they vote? If they are cool with the way things are, then their decision to not vote reflects the line from a Rush song: “…if you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.” And third, the lower the turnout, the more power MY vote has. And yours, too.