The only thing you really need to wear on election day is your trusty sense of optimism. Everyone has one, even if it's worn thin at the sleeves or in an ugly sea kelp green color. It's impossible to get rid of, kind of like a Chucky doll. I don't think it's possible to be alive without believing that things have the potential to turn out okay.
Even if you don't live in a swing state, your vote still counts. Someone will actually count it! If you'd like, you can even write-in Anna Wintour for President, but I'd advise against it because she's not a natural born citizen and would never be sworn into office — and anyway, she's way better suited to a civil court judgeship or something like that.
I think I would be totally remiss if I didn't mention that most polling places are set up in public schools. If you had the great luxury of attending one as a child, your voting experience will be super Proustian. I learned that the essence of my past smells like bleached tile floors and school lunch pizza.
Anyway, whether you go out of a sense of obligation, to make your voice heard, or because you want go on a memory trip, just VOTE today, please. And scatch what I said in the headline: polling places are crawling with people. If you aren't going to look cute, you might as well stay home.
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