Early voting for the March primary election began Tuesday, giving a chance for voters to voice their opinion about their politicians via the ballot box.
“Voting is the most sacred right that a citizen in our country has," said Dr. Henry Flores, a St. Mary's University professor of political science. “I’ll die for that right, absolutely."
Unfortunately others don’t feel that same passion.
Flores has been doing a little research on why some don’t vote. A few common threads emerged from the findings, he said, including "the weather is too bad," or “I haven't got a baby-sitter" and even "The government is corrupt (and) my vote is not going to mean anything."
Others in San Antonio said they agree with Flores.
“Every election, people just say, 'Hey, you know, I can’t believe this person won or this person didn't make it,’ and yet they didn't go out there to put in their vote," said one concerned voter.
What really drives some crazy is all the work put in to get polling places set up and ready for the turnout and then less than 10 percent of registered voters actually show up.
“It's a numbers game and we're really, at the end of the day, disappointed," said Jacquenlyn Callanen, Bexar County elections administrator.
Sometimes during primaries in off presidential election years, you need something to spice up the election, like a good political fight, Callanen said.
One voter had a some encouraging words when it comes to casting a ballot.
“Go out and vote. I bet you'll feel good about it," said Emmanuel Guerrero.