1. Watch your voting machines. If they aren't registering the proper vote, don't just tell the election judge: tell the media. If you're concerned about the machines, ask for a paper ballot.

2. Know who and what will be on your ballot. Local churches often have “voter guides” that show which issues your candidates support and oppose. They won't tell you who to vote for – they generally only list relevant issues and separate candidates by their support or opposition based on voting records and/or questionnaires.

3. Don't try to use a general election to “teach someone a lesson.” For example, Senator Lindsey Graham put his foot in his mouth last week. There are people who will vote third party or leave the senate race blank because “If he's that stupid, he deserves to lose.” I'm not saying I support Lindsey Graham, but I will say this: if you didn't know who he was before last week, then you're not as educated as you think you are. And if you try to punish him by voting third party or not at all, the only lesson anyone will learn from that action is that you're willing to cut off your nose to spite your face – and you're all right with ceding control of the Senate in the process.

4. Don't lose sight of the big picture. Even if conservatives (or at least Republicans) win big tomorrow, the battle has really just begun. The looming lame duck session promises horrors the likes of which America has never seen, and there is no time to rest on our laurels – assuming we have any upon which to rest. As Monica Crowley so astutely pointed out on the Anniversary edition of the Stacy On the Right Show this past Saturday evening, thus far it certainly seems as though “Republicans have never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” We have no choice but to keep them under our watchful eyes and dedicated to the task at hand.