When it comes to the race for the White House, Kansas gets very little attention. The candidates don't spend money here and don't campaign here. President Obama has basically conceded the Sunflower State.
"There's a lot of research to say that in states where the vote is lopsided in favor of a certain candidate or a certain party voter turnout does tend to go down in those races," said WSU Political Science Professor Michael Hall.
According to Hall, there is some validity to the "my vote doesn't count" statement, particularly in the race for president. And some voters may skip the polls because of it.
However, voter turnout is always higher for close presidential contests and in elections where there's a controversial referendum on the ballot.
"Regardless of what happens to the electoral college a lot of people will come out to vote just because they're concerned about the fluoride issue (in Wichita)," Hall said.
So while your vote may not count much toward the presidential election, there are number of races at the state and local level, where your input makes a significant difference.