I just got sucked into reading comments on an article about whether voting matters or not. I knew better.
My view: if you don't vote, you don't have any right to complain afterward about how the government runs.
Secondly, there are usually other things on the ballot to vote about that are important (legislative initiatives, state constitutional amendments, etc.) To think your vote doesn't count is erroneous. State legislatures take their cues from how many people vote for what on such initiatives.