Even though the 2008 election is more than a year away, it is important to register to vote as soon as possible. The law requires that all voters be at least 18 years of age and that they be legal residents of the nation and the state they are voting in.
Registering to vote is actually quite simple and convenient. There exists a website called Rock the Vote that acts as a portal for American citizens who wish to become informed voters.
Remember, it doesn't matter who you vote for, that is your prerogative, it just matters that you do vote. Our nation cannot operate unless we have an active populace.