Get off your butt and vote
The United States Constitution mandates that National elections are to be held “the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.” I’m not really sure why to has to be that complicated and why that specific time of year was chosen, but here we are.
If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain about anything pertaining to how this country is run and its leaders.
If you do vote and your candidates win, pat yourself on the back for picking a winner and helping the issues that are important to you gain a platform and hopefully become policy.
If your candidates lose, or the initiatives that you voted for fail to pass, don’t be a sore loser. Accept the loss graciously and do more next time to help the issues that are important to you gain a platform.
This country and/or your state/locality doesn’t automatically become a better or worse place based on the results of the election. A majority of people felt that person or issue fit their agenda and they voted accordingly. The apocalypse will not happen as a result nor will there be utopia.
Democracy indicates the will of the people. If you like the outcome work to keep it so. If you dislike the results work to make the outcome different next time. Nothing is accomplished by sitting still.
Make a difference. Vote.