Call me a hopelessly romantic citizen, but I look forward to election days. Every trip to the poll is one filled with a type of exciting tension – the inevitable participation in something greater than myself, tempered with the knowledge that my single part is so small and practically inconsequential. Yet in this instance the dichotomy is crucial to understand. Any one single vote may be inconsequential, but every vote is important because voting is important. And voting can only be consequential when citizens cast their single ballot.