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Ballot Brief provides context to election stories by publishing explainers and tracking how money is spent in elections.

Burbank, CA - June 4, 2012 - KCET, the nation's largest independent television station serving Southern and Central California, announces the official launch of Ballot Brief, an initiative extending KCET's commitment to educate the public on elections issues. Visit it at


For its official launch, Ballot Brief will host live election results on an interactive page found at that includes a number of features:


     Mapping: Easily identify which way districts are voting with the new open primary, using an interactive map.

     BallotWire: Read new election stories written during the night with a sidebar that provides a rolling list of updated coverage (Also follow @KCETnews on Twitter for live updates).

     Live Updating: Receive the latest up-to-the-second results without having to reload the page.


Ballot Brief has been publishing a number of useful explainers leading up to the election such as "When (and Why) We Vote for Judges" and "How to Deconstruct Those Glossy Political Ads."


"Our goal is to provide voters with the context and tools to make sense of the election process," said Brian Frank, editor of Ballot Brief. "People already have plenty of options for the play-by-play approach to political news. We believe an informed public is still the strongest watchdog."


Data-driven reporting, such as "Follow the Money in the June 2012 Primary: Props 28 and 29," will be another regular feature.


Lastly, BallotWire is a blog keeping track of the issues related to elections and voting. Recent stories include: "One-Third of L.A.'s Judicial Candidates 'Not Qualified,' Report Says," "Asian Americans Get Help Crossing the Language Barrier on Their Way to the Polls," and "No-Party Voters Hit Record Numbers While GOP Shrinks."


KCET has been at the forefront for delivering in-depth information on key elections political topics impacting community, including past special reports and live panels from SoCal Connected and live online interaction and commentary on



On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit




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