Rush hour has been pretty bad since all the kids went back to school months ago. But today was different.
No staggering brake lights.
No frustrating 15 miles per hour or slower.
No annoying horns honking.
It was just like driving to and from work during the summer.
Today I was also a bad citizen. I didn't vote. This means I can't complain about our city or state legislators for quite some time. But neither can anyone else that didn't vote today!
So why would someone choose not to vote? Here are what I believe to be the top 5 reasons:
1. None of the candidates seem worth the effort.
2. Traveling out of the state -- either for business or on vacation.
3. An illness or sickness.
4.Feeling too busy or like you can't get away from work or school.
5. Thinking that your vote won't count because you live in a predominantly democrat or republican area.
I'm not worried or regretful about not voting this year but I am interested to see what the results will be.
Carrie Oleynik is a writer based in Baltimore, Md.
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