There are very few things in life that I'm an absolute stickler about, but voting is one of them. I can't remember ever missing an election, but that doesn't mean that it didn't happen at some point...so no judgement if you didn't make it out.
For me, voting is a privilege and right that too few people will ever have. It's also a way to honor the men and women who fought for this and so many other freedoms that all too often I take for granted.
I try to not only vote but to take my kids with me as much as possible. They may ask a hundred, thousand questions, and try my patience, but one day they will understand the importance of performing this civic duty.