It's being called one of the most important elections in the history of our nation, but I'm pretty sure they say that about every election. November 3, we'll get to pick who resides in the White House for the next four years, and who will be clogging the congressional halls.

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Before you start with all the big talk about how your candidate is the better one, and how the other candidate is sure to doom us all, you need to make sure you're registered to vote. It's a simple process that can be done in one of a few ways:

If you prefer to register in person, you can visit the registrar for your county. For Potter County, call the office at 806-379-2299. In Randall County, call 806-468-5510.

The cut-off date to register is Oct. 5.

Now that you're registered to vote, you need to get all of the info you can so that you are able to make a well-informed decision in November. As much as we all want to treat this like a Super Bowl played out by people in suits/pantsuits, there is a lot more at stake than just being on the "winning team."

We have several resources available here. I also found where you can get info without all of the incessant noise added by commentators (which is really, really, hard to find anymore). The website is called OnTheIssues.org, and while it may not be the flashiest website ever created, it does a great job of giving you access to information without someone telling you how to feel about it.

You really can make up your mind for yourself. It just might mean you have to invest some time in expanding your own knowledge without the help of someone who is hoping you sit through a commercial break.