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Get Live Primary Election Results with KCET.org

Get Live Primary Election Results with KCET.org

KCET.ORG'S NEW BALLOT BRIEF SECTION WILL PROVIDE LIVE
RESULTS AND STORIES FOR CALIFORNIA'S JUNE 5 PRIMARY

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

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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 www.kcet.org/ballotbrief

 

For
its official launch, Ballot Brief will host live election results on an
interactive page found at www.kcet.org/elections 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 KCET.org.

 

ABOUT
KCET

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.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional
information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming
schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.

 

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