The clock is ticking and the results are going to start trickling in soon, but I can’t just sit here twiddling my thumbs for another hour, so here’s a friendly last-minute reminder for you if you’re in the same boat. Regardless of whether the nation picks the incumbent or the challenger as their leader for the next four years, we still have an imminent situation to deal with — the debt limit isn’t going to just raise itself, you know. Via CNS News:

The U.S. Treasury quietly warned at the end of a statement issued last Wednesday that it expects the federal government to hit its legal debt limit before the end of this year–which means before the new Congress is seated–and that “extraordinary measures” will be needed before then to keep the government fully funded into the early part of 2013.

On Aug. 2, 2011, President Obama signed a deal he had negotiated with congressional leaders to increase the debt limit of the federal government by $2.4 trillion. But, now, after only 15 months, almost all of that additional borrowing authority has been exhausted. …