But when it comes to the election of politicians, lots of people don't bother to vote.
And that is causing lots of concern - which is why the powers-that-be have tried stuff like voting on the web and by text message.
One politician, Kevin Brennan, raised the popularity of shows like Big Brother in parliament last week.
"In the recent local elections fewer people voted than vote in many reality TV game
shows," he said.
He wonders if the people in charge of elections can learn anything from that.....wonder if they're tuning in to the Big Brother house?!!