1. Change your clocks.
2. Put new batteries in all your smoke alarms and clocks.
3. Remind yourself to vote on Tuesday.
4. Remind your spouse/partner/roommate/POSSLQ/whatever to vote on Tuesday.
5. Remind your neighbors to vote on Tuesday.
6. Remind your co-workers to vote on Tuesday.
7. Go into the voting booth with a positive attitude. Voting is a right, and the very fact that Americans HAVE rights is a privilege indeed.
8. Remember, people who choose not to vote forfeit all whining rights for four years. No vote = no whine.
9. In fact, whenever someone tries to talk about politics, interrupt them and ask them if they voted. If they say “Well, no, but. . . .” tell them to shut up. Shake your head sadly while you do it. If someone doesn’t vote, his/her opinion has no credibility. None. Zip. Zero. Nil. Nada.
10. Don’t forget to vote. The fate of the universe is in our hands; let us not fail to take that responsibility seriously.
11. Don’t get all huffy when you’re asked for ID at the polls. People are cheating all over the place, and it’s just a little thing to make sure you’re who you say you are. I know you’re honest, but some people aren’t. You don’t mind showing the WalMart cashier your photo ID, and this is a much bigger deal than that.
12. After you vote, feel proud, and feel privileged. Other countries’ citizens would give a kidney to be allowed to vote for their leaders. Even if neither candidate is exactly what you would have wished for, you still need to vote. Don’t let other people make these decisions for you. Get out there and let your voice be heard, even if it’s only by pushing a few buttons. Big things happen sometimes when the right buttons are pushed.