How to register to vote
How I did it: Went to my state's Dept. of Revenue website and filled out the brief form. It said that I would get a letter in the mail stating I did it. While I have not gotten that letter yet, I am marking this as complete because at the very least, it's in the works of being formalized.
Lessons & tips: Some states let you register before you turn 18. It's not that difficult either. The ability to vote is a great opportunity to have your say in politics. If you don't vote, then you really have no excuse to complain when politicians don't do what you want.