Take Charge of Your Concerns in Any Election
It's your money--keep it!
Always Vote--Your Money is on the Line!
In populous cities, where I have lived all my life, I have finally learned the importance of voting.
Even for very localized taxes or city councilmen selections, there is a great need to voice your opinion. For instance, there are three counsel seats up for grabs in my district. These councilmen (and counsel-women, too, of course, sorry!) contact politicians at the state level when their districts are affected by stupid laws, such as the "Amazon" or "Nexus" variety of laws of which I have written previously.
Several of these state politicians lost their seats last year. Sure, in the US, odd year elections often don't carry that much fanfare. But your vote is important at all levels because pressure is put on higher levels when tax revenues are lost.
This could be your access to work, property tax, sales tax, etc. It is pretty well known that the rich can afford slick accountants while the poor just try to make it from week to week.
Laura in Denver (Not there anymore, but my following goes here.)