With the country at a crossroads and a battery of important state races in addition to a presidential contest on the ballot, there is really no excuse for not voting in Tuesday's General Election.
But history tells us people will find all sorts of excuses to stay away from the polls Tuesday.
Now we understand that distrust of elected officials, disappointment in their performance and the sea of negativity that dominates many campaigns can discourage voters.
But not voting won't make the country better and won't solve any of the problems listed above.
Beyond that, not voting is disrespectful toward those who have shed blood and given lives to preserve our most sacred of rights, the one that distinguishes our country from much of the rest of the world.
There is a hotly contested presidential race between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Tuesday's ballot, with an outcome that will directly impact the future direction of our country.
And polls say that the Pennsylvania outcome is in doubt.
There is a U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania between incumbent Bob Casey and challenger Tom Smith that has grown close in recent days. The outcome will go a long way toward determining whether Republicans or Democrats control the U.S. Senate
Closer to home, there is a battle for the House of Representatives seat held by Williamsport Republican Tom Marino, with a stiff challenge coming from Democrat Phil Scollo.
And there is a state Assembly contest between incumbent Democrat Rick Mirabito and Republican challenger Harry Rogers that is worthy of voter attention.
Also on the ballot is a state Senate choice between incumbent E. Eugene Yaw and Democrat Luana Cleveland.
Finally, the seats of U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, challenged by Charles Dumas, and state Rep. Garth Everett are up for renewal and voters can register their approval or disapproval of their work by their numbers.
Call it no excuses Tuesday.
There are plenty of reasons to vote in this election.