Don’t forget to turn your clocks one hour ahead at 2:00 a.m. local time on Sunday for the daylight saving time, if you stay in the US!
Not every place makes the switch, though. Hawaii, Arizona outside the Navajo Indian territories, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas stay on standard time, which returns for the rest of us November 4, two days before election time.
Emergency officials recommend you use the bi-annual occasion as a reminder to test your safety equipment.
For example, check the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon-monoxide detectors, and replace the batteries if necessary. For those that don’t have the detectors, now is the time to buy them.