Dear Zoe: Is voting a waste of time?

Dear Zoe,

I’ve been considering whether or not to vote in the upcoming presidential election. In all honesty, I don’t like either candidate (Republican or Democrat) and I feel like my vote wouldn’t even matter. I mean, there are so many people in the US, why would one vote actually matter?



Dear Undecided,

A journey of a million miles begins with one step and all the votes that will be cast in this election will be cast by single voters like you, who all probably feel like their vote won’t decide anything. I know it is a cheesy thought that you’ve probably heard several times before, but I’ll repeat it here once again anyways: Every vote counts (…unless you live in a country where vote counting fraud happens to be popular. But that never happens in the US, right? Right?)

However, if you really feel that apathetic about this election and decide not to cast your vote, realize that you are giving up your right to complain about the government. For the next four years, you have no right at all to talk about how you don’t agree with your president or how you don’t like the way the country is run. If you’re really willing to give up that privilege  sign up for an all day skiing trip on voting day. The slopes will probably be empty.




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