Yes it would have mattered. If no one showed up for their rituals it would mean they no longer have consent. That would also mean people would have woken up from their slumber and realized government has no right to rule and with that their proposed "authority" would vanish too.It wouldn't have mattered if anyone participated or not. Elections no longer determine how laws are made and enforced in this country. They are just an sideshow meant to distract us from the real agenda that both parties have in common.
All it takes is for enough people to believe that no one and no other group of people have more rights than you do.