Prior to Election Day on Monday, I wrote a column encouraging -- nay -- imploring Red Deerians to vote.
However, I was under no false preconceptions that the majority of those eligible actually would. I may be an optimist, but I can still be a cynic.
Anyhow, in case you missed it, voter turnout in Red Deer this year was an abysmal 30.3 per cent.
But this conversation cannot end here -- we can and should continue to promote the benefits of voting, namely your license to complain. Turning out to vote even means going to the polling station and spoiling one's ballot.