Some 10 years ago, my husband and I were visiting an elderly lady, whom we adored. They started talking about a recent election and she was dissatisfied with the results. I had thought she had probably voted for the candidate who had lost, and was surprised with her response. She had not voted since the first time she had been eligible to vote, some 60 years before! Don't worry this is not about politics.
In the primary pamphlet, our County Auditor stated:
Only 50% of the counties eligible voters were registered to vote.
Only 20% of those registered would exercise their right in the primary.
Now if you follow this through, it means 10% of the total voters, actually vote. In a primary, the candidate's for the General Election are selected. Some positions are actually filled, such as Judges who win with a majority of the ballots cast.
So why do the people think that their leaders are so out of touch? The answer should be fairly clear. You may complain, but you won't turn out to vote.
The deadline is nearing to be Registered for the General Election. Get registered and then vote. How to vote? You'll have to decide.