I have been a registered voter and voted in all election since my 18th birthday. Over the last ten years, I have watched the political parties becoming more divided.
Politicians only listen to political party leaders, not the public they are elected to represent. Whatever their party leader says is the truth and the other political parties are totally wrong. Politicians do not do any fact-checking or research of the issues.
Politicians have become political puppets for their political parties. Because of this blind obedience and the lack of communication between the political parties, I have changed my political party with the Oregon Secretary of State's office to no political party.
Even though I am no longer a member of any political party, I will continue to have my voice heard during elections.