They represent a sliver of the electorate, yet their choices on Election Day could make a difference. Click on the photos to read about the lives of these undecided voters; roll over their artifacts to examine possessions and mementos that reveal identity. You might recognize yourself — even if the vote you'll cast is already decided.
Analysis of polling, voting patterns, political spending and other trends led CNN to six types of undecided voters being targeted by the campaigns -- and then, to these six individuals in six battleground states. They speak for themselves, of course, and not for their demographics. But their stories illuminate the intersection between real life and politics, where personal histories, challenges and hopes mirror those of the nation. Writers and videographers spent several days with each, documenting their lives and the complexity of the choices they will make on November 6. A photographer captured the essence of The Undecided in portraits and still-life images.
Stories by Jamie Gumbrecht, Jen Christensen, Moni Basu, Catherine E. Shoichet, Jessica Ravitz and Dan Gilgoff. Videos by Evelio Contreras and Edythe McNamee. Photographs by Christopher Griffith. Design by Bryan Perry with Kyle Ellis, Rick Hallman, Alberto Mier and Judith Siegel. Development by Brian Duckett with Charles Rawls and Thurston Allen. Copyedited by Katherine Dillinger, Tiffany Alexander, Forrest Brown and Cameron Tankersley.