As you've probably noticed from ads and street signs, it's election season. Everyone has something they want to change or improve in their local or national government and this is the most important way to be heard, so get out there and vote! It's one of your greatest rights and privileges.
Here in Texas we have the option of early voting, which makes the process a lot more convenient. Harris County readers can find early voting locations here: Harris County Early Voting
In Harris County you can generate a sample ballot here and get non-biased candidate information in the League of Women Voters Guide.
If you live elsewhere, a simple Google search should be all it takes to find all the information you need. Now get out and vote!