Break out the “I voted” stickers and dig out voter registration card. It’s election day in Horry County.
We realize this may come as a surprise to the 91 percent of Horry County voters who didn’t bother to show up at the polls two weeks ago in the special primary election. Of the more than 140,000 registered voters in the county, almost 130,000 were nowhere to be seen. And, frankly, we expect that turnout for today’s special primary runoff election will be even lower. But it doesn’t have to be. And it shouldn’t be.
Once again, we’ll happily drag out the old chestnuts: Decisions are made by those who show up. And if you don’t bother to vote, don’t bother to complain.
The task of choosing our leaders is hard work, even tedious at times we’ll admit, but we’re more than fortunate to have it. Don’t take it for granted.