I recently failed to vote in UT's local student election. It's not that I didn't want to vote. Even though I'm certain my vote doesn't matter and most of the candidates don't seem any worse than any other (with the exception of UT's secret society "The Eyes of Texas"-backed candidates), I make it a point to vote whenever possible. The more I vote, I figure, the more my demographic will be catered to by whoever is elected. It's the same reason that Jewish voters have a larger political influence than their population- A higher percentage of them vote.
The reason I failed to vote in this recent election was that I was simply so busy that I forgot. Voting, for all the attempts that groups have made to make it not so, is just too inconvenient. I wish I could just wake up, and while I'm getting ready for school, I would be offered the option to vote.
If between breakfast and the time it takes me to get to class, I could have a radio program read me the candidates' names, their positions on the important issues, and their qualifications, and I could call in and vote; if when I got to class, during my lunch break, an announcement would remind me and the rest of the school that we could vote online or at any of the convenient polling places in our area; if when I got home, my TV show was preceded by an advertisement that reminded me to vote and provided a venue for doing so; these would remove difficulty from the voting process and leave out only those who do not want to vote for specific reasons.
There are, of course, logistical issues with all of these, and I am not saying that a transition from our current system will be easy or, at this point, necessarily cost-effective and worth doing at this time. But I believe that this is a goal we should work toward.
If it were as easy to vote as it is to see a movie, and if society said that voting was an important thing to do as a citizen in a democracy, that would make democracy more fair. This is lazyocracy and, I hope, the future.