Everything You Need To Download Before Election Day

Updated with voting tools from Twitter.

This story originally published November 1, 2016.

It's hard to believe, but after months of scandals, speeches, and speculation, we're just a week away from the election. Soon we'll know who will carry the torch after President Obama. And in the final days leading up to November 8, expect to see all eyes on the issues, polls, and candidates.

At this point, you've probably decided who gets your presidential vote. But, there are still many other state and local issues and offices that you'll need to decide on. With that in mind, we've rounded up 16 sites and apps that will keep you as informed as possible before, during, and on Election Day. From political podcasts offering daily news updates, to websites with up-to-the-minute polling stats, each is a resource that will offer crucial insight — and, hopefully, help you calm your election anxiety.

Click through to see what you should download and google now. And just know that in a week it will be over — hallelujah.
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Photo: Twitter.
Learn Voting Specifics For Your State
Send a direct message to @gov on Twitter and you can find out your nearest polling place, see the ballot measures you'll be voting on, and see who is running for each office. Plus, starting on November 3, you can use iVoted stickers on your Twitter profile. Then, on November 7, use any of the following hashtags to see election emoji: #electionnight, #electionday, #election2016.
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Photo: All Politics.
See What Both Sides Are Talking About
Take a step back and view the election from both sides. All Politics clearly separates both left- and right-leaning publications so that you can see news from every viewpoint. You can also listen to a range of election-related podcasts that will take you inside a Trump rally, or give you the lowdown on the FBI's renewed investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.
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Photo: Voter.
Know The Issues
Voter is a political matchmaking game that borrows its swipe right, swipe left style from Tinder. You vote on various issues, including legalizing marijuana and repealing Obamacare, then are matched with politicians who share your views. Don't know how you feel about things? Press the information button to get more information about each issue, and read a quick summary of reasons why some people vote yes and others vote no.
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Photo: Brigade.
Know ALL The Issues
The app Brigade offers an incredibly comprehensive social ballot guide. It covers more than 13,000 federal and state races and ballot propositions. Once you've made your decision on a measure, you can share your thoughts with others in the app, or pledge your support to a specific candidate.
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Photo: PolitiFact.
Fact-Check The Candidates
The PolitiFact app is another game, but this one lets you find out the truth behind different statements made throughout politicians' campaigns. The app is powered by PolitiFact.com, a Pulitzer Prize-winning site, so you know you're getting accurate information.
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Photo: RealClearPolitics.
Get A Non-Partisan Overview
For an impartial take on everything happening in the election, check out RealClearPolitics. The free app compiles media from both left, right, and middle-of-the-road sources, so you can read up and form your own opinion.
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Photo: Google.
Get Interesting Search Insights
See what everyone is searching in the days, hours, and minutes leading up to the election with Google's election search trends. The page lets you gauge interest in candidates, track the most searched issues in each state, and see which topics were trending after each of the debates.
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Photo: iTunes.
Hear From Election Insiders
The New York Times' popular election podcast, The Run-Up, is hosted by political reporter Michael Barbaro and includes talks with other reporters, data analysts, party members, and columnists. Listen in as they discuss the challenges facing the Republican Party, analyses of the debates, and the numbers the candidates need to win the White House.
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Photo: iTunes.
Listen To Daily Recaps
The Run-Up tends to offer commentary on larger election issues, but if you want a daily rundown, tune in to the FiveThirtyEight Elections podcast. Statistician Nate Silver answers listener questions, shares the most up-to-the-minute poll data, and discusses other election surprises (because everyone loves those).
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Photo: US Elections 2016.
Read The Most Discussed Articles
US Elections 2016 is a political news feed that you can filter to your liking, choosing only the topics that interest you. The "Discussed" tab lets you see which news is inciting the most conversation, and the in-app commenting tool lets you join in.
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Photo: YouTube.
Watch Every Election Video
Subscribe to YouTube's US Election News channel and you won't miss a single candidate speech, news clip, or celeb appearance on the campaign trail. From Jennifer Lopez encouraging fans to vote for Hillary Clinton, to Kellyanne Conway defending Donald Trump in interviews, there's no shortage of entertainment election coverage.
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Photo: CNN Politics.
See Where Others Stand
The CNN Politics app is your resource for timely polling information. In addition to offering the latest news, the app shares poll data about individual issues, letting you know which candidate other people think is best fit to handle things such as foreign policy and terrorism. You can also see the exact polls in key battleground states including New Hampshire and North Carolina.
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Photo: Courtesy Facebook
Plan Your Votes
Even if you've decided which presidential candidate gets your pick, there are still local offices and issues to vote on come November 8. Facebook's vote planner is an easy way to get informed and make your choices ahead of time. You can read about local and national candidates' positions on different issues, see who has endorsed them, and you can also share your choices with friends or keep them private.
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Photo: Vote411.org.
Know Where To Go
If you want to double-check that you're registered to vote and find your nearest polling place, go to Vote411.org. The site includes voting hours, a number to call in case of Election Day problems, and has an alternate poll locator.
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Photo: 2016 Map.
Track Live Results
The 2016 Map app is updated every day to let you see exactly where the polls stand. You can also compare each day to the same day in a prior election. So, for example, you can see how close the race between Romney and Obama was on October 30, 2012. The maps will be continuously updated as results start rolling in on election night.
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Photo: Hear My Voice.
Take Action After The Vote
Casting your ballot on Election Day doesn't mean checking out until the next election. With Hear My Voice you can select areas you're passionate about (from animal rights to agricultural and food safety) and see timely, hot-button issues within each (Should the Fenholloway Pipeline be built on the Gulf of Mexico? Should Colorado approve the ColoradoCare Amendment?). Take a stance — say whether you're for or against an issue — then take action by opting to email Congress, call your legislator, or donate money to the cause.
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