Most Americans won’t vote in the upcoming elections. This both saddens and angers us.

If you’re reading this, you have a greater chance of voting than most; newspaper readers tend to be voters.

We hope to inspire Enterprise readers to go to the polls on Nov. 3, and to bring their friends and neighbors with them.

A century ago, 80 percent of Americans voted. Now, in presidential election years, about 60 percent vote — a number that has been declining — and in election years like this one, just 40 percent vote.