Voter's digest: Reads to get you ready before Election Day

I Voted
"I Voted" stickers lie on a table for voters to pick-up Tuesday Nov. 2, 2010 at the Linwood Recreation Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Andy King | AP File 2010

On Election Day, you want to show up to the voting booth confident that you know the candidates and the issues. But you might not have had time to tune into every debate, read every policy update or keep tabs on Minnesota's voting rules.

We get it. And we have your back.

Here's a roundup of some stories and resources to catch you up as you prep for Election Day.

Election Day

What's on the ballot: A guide for Minnesota voters

Election Day is Nov. 8. From the presidential race to the constitutional amendment, here's your guide to who — and what — is on the ballot.

Headed out to vote? Keep a few things in mind before you go

Election Day is closing in -- and whether you're an old pro at the polling booth or voting for the first time, you'll want to arrive prepared.

Here's how you can vote early in Minnesota

Absentee or early voting for the general election lasts until 5 p.m. on Nov. 7. Here's what you need to know to cast your ballot ahead of Election Day.

What's being done to stop voter fraud?

Talk of rigged elections has some voters alarmed about Election Day security. But election experts and Minnesota officials say the system's defenses work really well.

What you need to register in Minnesota

To register at your polling place on Election Day, make sure you bring one proof of residence included in this list.

How does poll watching, vote challenging work?

There are strict laws governing who can challenge a voter's eligibility at a Minnesota polling place.

The Issues

Where the candidates stand on 10 big policy issues

Here's a breakdown where the candidates stand on the 10 issues voters say they care about most.

Explaining Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's tax plans

Their tax plans are mirror images in some ways. Trump's calls for substantial cuts in tax rates with savings to the wealthiest households, while Clinton's sets out to raise taxes on the very wealthy.

Trump, Clinton polar opposites on climate change, so why no debate?

Few candidates running for national or local offices seem willing to push climate change into the spotlight, no matter their views. That may be because polls show the issue can be more polarizing than abortion.

How did Trump's and Clinton's economic policy speeches compare?

Final 2016 presidential debate
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton debates with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.
Mark Ralston | Pool via AP

While both candidates diverge vastly on many issues, they also have some surprising areas of agreement.

The debates

The first presidential debate in 100 words (and 6 videos)

In a contentious debate, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed on the economy, taxes and terrorism.

The second presidential debate in 100 words (and 6 videos)

The second presidential debate was a no-holds-barred affair. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton did not shake hands at the outset — and it quickly turned nasty.

Final Clinton-Trump debate in 100 words (and 5 videos)

The final presidential debate was fast-moving with candidates clashing. Clinton was on the offense; Trump aggressively punched back.

The controversies

Trump caught on video making lewd, crude remarks about women

Trump bragged about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women who were not his wife on audio and video recordings obtained by The Washington Post and NBC News.

The video defense about her emails Hillary Clinton never gave

Emails released by WikiLeaks reveal at the height of Hillary Clinton's email controversy, her top campaign aides drafted a video address to supporters that the candidate never delivered.

Trump losses may mean he didn't pay taxes for years

Documents obtained and published by The New York Times suggest Donald Trump's $916 million declared business losses in 1995 may have allowed him to legally avoid paying income taxes.

Clinton scandals: A guide from Whitewater to the Clinton Foundation

Here's a breakdown of some of the Clinton family's scandals and their outcomes.

Trump says he'll accept election results 'if I win'

The Republican presidential nominee said he was reserving his right to "contest or file a legal challenge" if he loses.

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