It is easy to be turned off by politics. All the empty promises, the extreme partisanship and lack of productivity are all factors in making people turn away. But despite the repulsiveness of it all, it is important that people find someone they can support when voting day comes. But in Iowa’s caucuses this week, turnout was beyond dismal. The cold weather was likely a factor, but just over 110,000 voters turned out to participate on Monday. That accounts for just under 15% of the state’s registered Republicans. Let’s hope that is not a troubling trend. Because sitting out an election means you are letting someone else decide for you who should lead this country, and ultimately what laws we live under. Many young people who were energized by Bernie Sanders in 2016 didn’t feel the same passion for Hillary Clinton, and ultimately chose not to vote for anyone. That likely helped Donald Trump win the election. Both major candidates have flaws, and both no doubt support things you don’t. Still, it is important to vote so that the few aren’t determining the outcome for the many. There is too much at stake to sit out 2024.