It's often said that in a democracy citizens get the kind of government they deserve. More accurately, they get the kind of government they vote for, or, all too often, fail to vote for.
As our occasional columnist Frank A. DeFilippo points out in an article on the opposite page today, there are times when, literally, a single vote could change the outcome of an election -- not to speak of numerous recent scenarios in which a handful of votes settled important elections.
The polls are open for city voters until 8 tonight. Just remember, if you don't vote, don't squawk.