Elections will be held at the usual time in November. I have the right to vote, but should I? About a week after the election I'm moving out of state. The person I voted for, if they win, does not take office until I'm 1300 miles away.
Sure, the count may be way off to one side or the other, but, if a local candidate won by one vote, I'd have changed the outcome.
So, which applies: 1. I support the candidate I feel best for the job or 2. Let the people that still live here decide without me.