Your last minute guide to the US Presidential election 2016

Speed News Desk | First published: 6 November 2016, 16:10 IST

A record number of 35 million people have already voted under the early voting provision of American democratic system ahead of the presidential election, scheduled for 8 November. This number has surpassed the 2012 record when 32.3 million people exercised their franchise in advance.

However, just a week before the epic US presidential elections, a new national poll revealed that Hillary Clinton holds a slim lead over Donald Trump.

As the polls paint a close race between the Republic presidential nominee, Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, both are making their last efforts to woo the citizens before they go to the polls on Tuesday.

The electoral fight between Trump and Clinton has captured international attention, with American media describing the heated 2016 presidential election as the most unconventional in the country's history.

Who are contesting the 2016 presidential election?

Donald Trump emerged as Republican presidential standard-bearer and secured the party's 2016 nomination. Trump will face Democrat Hillary Clinton, who scripted history to become the first woman to head a major party's presidential ticket in the presidential run for the White House.

When will the poll be conducted?