Voter apathy is a big topic this time around. Of course, if people stopped being wishy-washy and voted decidedly for an extreme party, we wouldn’t keep getting stuck with minority governments and constant elections.
They say (“they” are always saying something, aren’t they?) that kids these days think voting is a choice, not a duty. So they choose to not do it. And that’s cool. It’s ok. It’s not like they HAVE to vote. I admit I used to have this particular point of view, but I don’t hold it any longer. If you don’t vote, you lose your right to complain. Voting is about the easiest act you can do to maintain your democracy. You’re not being asked to lay down in front of a bulldozer in front of dolphins and whales or some such sacrifice. Just take ten minutes out of your day, show your ID, and put an X on a piece of paper. And there! Now you can complain for the length of the next term! Don’t you feel better?
That said, the polling centre I went to was a community centre for elderly folks. It smelled like pee. No way is my grandma ending up in a place like that. She deserves to not smell pee while she’s playing bingo.