"Don't just blow voting off like its a game you just aren't interested in playing. You are in the game, whether you like it or not. Not voting makes you an Non Player Character. Do you REALLY want to be a NPC, letting others decide what happens in the game?
Think about it before you skip on voting."
Even if you aren't a Megatokyo fan going to that site and scrolling down toward the rest of "Your Perception Does Count" in order to read the rest here
would still be a worthwhile thing to do.
To Piro's post I would add one thing: The parties and candidates are spawned from us the voters - We make them and break them at our pleasure by our votes. That vote is both a great power and a great responsibility. Make sure you use it.