PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Melody Pierce from U.S. Cellular gives some apps that help voters learn more about the candidates, issues and politics ahead of the November election.

Here are some of them:

  • US Presidential Election 2016 App - This helpful app tracks important dates and events, including debates, conventions and primaries by state. It also provides background on all candidates, insights, commentary and news across party lines.
  • Network News Apps - Use news channel apps like CNN, FOX News or C-Span to get updates, breaking news, and round-the-clock election coverage, anytime and from anywhere with U.S. Cellular's high-quality network with nationwide coverage. These news outlets often delve into political issues, offer in-depth coverage of candidates' campaigns and viewpoints, provide expert commentary on the political landscape, and provide real-time updates during debates as well as on Election Day.
  • Periscope and Meerkat - Livestreaming apps let users stream and view live video footage via Twitter. This is significant because voters can now witness campaigns like never before with round-the-clock access to the campaign trail. Even remarks made off-the-cuff during a campaign can easily go viral and these "behind-the-scenes" moments have the potential to influence viewers' opinions of the candidates.
  • RegisterToVote.org - As of April 2016, 31 states as well as the District of Columbia allow people to register online to vote. This online registering process is quick, easy and convenient, and is meant to encourage more people to register to vote in time for the upcoming election.