Elections are central pillars of democracy. Every 3-5 years democratic states ask their subjects to cast votes on who should run the government. People on the left typically engage with this feast of nationalism and rule in one of two ways. A small minority dismisses elections as inconsequential. Others see a great opportunity to make critical voices heard. We are convinced by neither. Hence, we want to take a step back and simply ask what an election is and what it ought to accomplish for the democratic state.