Don’t leave it to chance. Don’t try to squeeze it in. Don’t assume you’ll get to it.
Make a plan to vote. (Tweet this) A real plan. Make it a celebration, make it an appointment, but make it serious. Around the world, people are fighting—and dying—for a right we take for granted. This is the most important presidential election in decades. Don’t squander your vote.
There’s a possibility that internet services will be interrupted by hackers on Election Day. That’s why it is important to make a plan ahead of time:
1. Check online to learn exactly where you will vote. Don’t wait for Election Day to do that. Cell service doesn’t always work when you need it.
2. Check the hours your polling place is open.
3. Decide what time suits you.
4. Put it in your calendar.
5. Take a picture at your voting place to show your children: They learn from you. Better yet, take the kids, take the dog, take a good book in case lines are long—and wear a smile. We are lucky.
This has been a long, slow, tangled, messy and ugly slog. But it is in the name of a beautiful thing. Democracy. Do your part. You’ll be glad.