Reading the 2014 Voter Turnout statistics, I'd have to say that I'm pretty appalled. Maine had the highest turnout, a whopping 59.3% of eligible voters. Indiana weighed in at an abysmal 36%. I just don't get it, the vote is the most precious thing that a citizen of These United States possesses. I know that people are swamped at work, and that obstacles have been placed in the way of certain voters in certain districts, but I don't this sufficiently explains how low the participation in the election was.
I can't wrap my head around the wholesale apathy that afflicts this nation. I, myself, love to vote... I have friends working the poll site, I enjoy the act of casting a ballot (though it doesn't have the same visceral appeal of using one of the old-school mechanical voting machines), and most of all I enjoy having agency. I just don't get the whole "sitting it out" thing. Am I the freak here?