Great news! We have the opportunity to tell the government what we think. We have a say in who are leaders are and how we are lead. Democracy is exciting.
I didn't think I was going to be able to vote today--my absentee ballot never showed, so I thought I was SOL. Aside from missing out on the opportunity to have a say, I couldn't be my outspoken "get out the vote" self without feeling like a terrible hypocrite. So when my mom told me my ballot had arrived at their house, I was elated. Not just because I can vote and be counted, but because I can now say, without feeling like jerk:
...or you don't get to complain when you don't like the outcome!