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Well, all four debates are in the bag this election season, and we’re less than two weeks out from the big day. If you still haven’t picked a candidate -- or if you just can’t get enough of the process -- try downloading one of these free mobile apps.
Get up-to-the-minute poll data with this app, for not only the presidential race but also all of the congressional battles. Watch what’s happening in the critical swing states, and check out info by voter group (like independent voters, or women versus men). Results are shown in an easy-to-read graphic form, and come with analysis to help you understand the data.
This app for Android and iPhone helps you identify political ads as they air and right away learn about who is behind them. Ad Hawk will help you understand who is spending money to influence your vote, and provide context about the surrounding issues.
This app for iPhone and iPad provides up-to-date news and analysis from MSNBC.com and NBC News. It also has an interactive game centered on the map of battleground states, so users can try their luck experimenting with strategy and potential outcomes. The navigation bar allows users to break down news by topic, so it’s easy to find content on the issues that matters to you.
The New York Times Election 2012
Get news coverage from The Times and elsewhere around the Internet, plus editorials, op-eds and blog posts about the contest. The app for Android and iPhone also includes poll numbers, candidate pages and state updates, as well as videos and slide shows from the photographers and reporters on the beat. On the big night, the app will provide election results, too. (Be warned: The app is free, but you’ll need a subscription to the paper use the features.)
Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and iVillage’s Chief Election News Blogger. Follow her on Twitter: @alicedubin.