You’ve watched all the Presidential debates and paid attention to all of the memes, and you’re prepared and ready to cast your vote on November 8. Sounds simple, right? Not so fast.

Studies show that it’s not always enough to have good intentions, and that to make sure you actually get out and vote, it helps to have a plan. Plan-making helps people follow through on tons of day-to-day stuff like grocery shopping, getting your workout in and, yep, even voting.

To help ensure we ALL follow through, here are a few super easy tips for making your voting plan, STAT.

1. Get the nitty gritty details sorted out. Make sure you’ve checked Google’s polling station tool to find out where you’re going on Tuesday. Double check what, if anything, you need to bring with you. Write it down, and have it ready the day before. Good first step. (Image via Google)


2. Make it specific. Even though November 8 is already burned into your memory, it helps to write down the date and time of day you plan on voting, as if it were an appointment. You can even tie it to other daily events, such as “after dropping the kids off at school,” or “before grabbing lunch.” Not only that, but it’s recommended you plan how you’re getting to the polling station, thinking through where you will be coming from and where you’ll be headed after. The details are important for follow-through.

3. Use Facebook’s voting plan tools. This is a great way to make sure you know how your ballot is going to look (though of course, it may differ slightly on voting day) and helps you pre-choose how you’re going to fill it out. You can even email yourself your ballot plan for reference. It’s like cheating on a test, only allowed! (Image via Facebook)

Do you have your voting plan ready? Share with us @BritandCo!

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