"Truth is, I've been voting for 42 years and nothing much changes."

Following last week's column about the shockingly low voter turnout in the May 5 primary, I received a number of responses. Most were from people who actually voted. Their reasons were predictable. A sense of civic pride ("I chose to vote because voting is one of the greatest privileges in this great country. To not vote is to silence your own voice in how government works; and how history plays out."), wanting to right the wrongs of the world ("My experience in Vietnam ... impressed upon me the importance of the participation of the people in our government. Since 1968, I have never missed voting in an election."), etc.

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