In case you've recently emerged from a two-year hibernation, or just returned to America after being stranded on a mysterious island for five years after your yacht crashed, there's an election coming up November 8th to elect a new President, along with various other national, state, and local officials. Regardless of who plan on voting for, you won't be able to unless you register. Fortunately you can do that in just a few minutes online!

Simply visit National Voter Registration Day.org, click the "Update or Register Now" button in the middle of the screen, and fill out the required information (name, address, etc.).

If you're like me, and are pretty sure you're registered, but not 100-percent sure, you can check your status through one of the following websites, depending on your state of residence.

Indiana

Kentucky

Illinois