In Latvia 2 myths regarding participation in elections exist:
In order to express one’s disappointment and protest against the actions of the ruling circles, it is recommended not to attend the elections. This myth is not grounded, and the spreading of it is of particular interest to several parties that have a possibility to win, if fewer voters participate the elections.
There is no use in participating in EP elections, because they have no influence on me. However it is not true. According to the EP Information Bureau in Latvia, 80% of Latvian legislation is influenced by EU regulations and directives.