A sign directing voters to a polling place is seen during the first day of early voting on Monday in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An anonymous "family foundation" is paying for billboards warning against voter fraud, like this one in a minority neighborhood on the east side of Cleveland. Clear Channel, which owns the space, says the anonymity violates its policies but it will not take the ads down. Ken Barcus/NPR hide caption

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People eat a free community meal at The Center in Lima, Ohio, earlier this year. Although more than 46 million Americans are poor, the issue has gotten little attention in the presidential race. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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A voter registration form and absentee ballot application at a Franklin County polling place in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday. The deadline to register to vote in Ohio is Oct. 9. Matt Sullivan/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is still deciding on whether to allow the state's new rules that require voters to show picture ID when voting will be allowed this election. In case it is approved, Kathleen Herbert went to a downtown Philadelphia DMV office to get her photo ID updated for voting. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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