This picture and story is for anyone who can’t be bothered voting. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/23/tunisians-flock-to-vote-free-elections
A Palestinian Party member in my old constituency was close to tears when he voted for the first time in his life having gained British nationality – rather like the woman in the story.
I have acted as an international observer in a couple of elections in countries emerging from dictatorship and the story is always the same. If enough people don’t value their democracy then they are doomed to loose it. I hope Libya can deliver a democratic structure. It’s not easy and those who rubbish our democratic system would do well to spend a few years in a dictatorship – it focuses the mind wonderfully.