Today, Canadians get to cast a ballot to elect their Members of Parliament. If you haven't already voted, get out and do so today. Polls in Alberta are open from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm.
To get you in the spirit, here are a few voting quotes:
People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote - a very different thing.
~Walter H. Judd
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
~ George Jean Nathan
Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
The rational and peaceable instrument of reform, the suffrage of the people.
~ Thomas Jefferson
The act of voting is one opportunity for us to remember that our whole way of life is predicated on the capacity of ordinary people to judge carefully and well.