Unfortunately, during "interstitial" elections, ie the ones that don't happen every four years voter turnout tends to be rather low.
It's easy to dismiss these "petty" mostly local elections, but by voting (or not voting) you have more power than you think.
Just about every man sitting in the White House got there by leveraging a career in public service that began humbly - alderman, state legislator, governor.
By pulling that lever, filling out that OCR card, or punching that chad, you have the opportunity to keep another Obama from ascending to our nation's highest office - or help him along, if that's in accordance with your political beliefs.
Whatever you do, go out there today and exercise your right to vote.