I actually voted early. Some election seasons it feels like I'm choosing the lesser of two evils but I still vote. I agree with what M.T. Dremer said. I also feel like it's my civic duty to participate. I volunteer, I vote, and I write letters and emails to tell my elected officials how I think they're doing when I think they are messing up in a major way or doing an exceptionally good job. I never attack the person, their party affiliation, or blow off steam to them. I hope that I offer well earned praise and constructive criticism.