Four simple thoughts
#1. voting as a society is important.
#2. realistically, my individual vote does NOT matter in the national polls. Hence my personal indifference to actually going out and voting.
#3. if the government made it required under law to pass in a vote slip (blank is allowed, but all MUST submit something) I would think about the candidates more and place a thoughtful vote.
#4. with the new system, my vote still wouldn’t realistically make a difference. but the “well if all the non-voters voted…” arguement would finally pull some weight.