This tip was suggested by Alert Reader Kelly, and boy is she right:
My super adulting move of the day: updating my voter registration to my new address! Registration deadlines are coming up soon (early October for many states), and several states let you update online. This is something I’d been putting off for so long after moving, but it ended up taking 2 minutes and I didn’t even have to change out of my pajamas. Anyone who needs to register/change their info should contact their local elections office (the magic of the internet makes this very easy) ASAP!
No lie: If you live in the U.S., and are a college student/young person/etc., some states have new laws that will make it harder to vote. Some allow ballots to be thrown out over small discrepancies — a difference between your current address and the one on file, say. If this pisses you off (and it should!) then channel that anger into taking the 15 minutes — today, before it’s too late, because deadlines are fast approaching — and getting all that squared away.
Here is a good place to start. Or Google (your state) elections division. And remember: If you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain about what your elected officials do.