KCET.org Bolsters Ballot Brief Content for Los Angeles Elections on March 5 and May 21 | KCET
KCET.org Bolsters Ballot Brief Content for Los Angeles Elections on March 5 and May 21
The Online Voting Resource Provides Helpful Electoral
News and Campaign Spending Databases for Los Angeles' Primary Election Tomorrow
Burbank, CA - March 4, 2013 - KCETLink,
the new national independent public media organization created by KCET's recent
merger with the Bay Area-based independent media company, Link Media, announced
that its online electoral guide, Ballot Brief, has
bolstered its content to include helpful information and news about Los
Angeles' elections on March 5 and May 21.
Ballot Brief features comprehensive funding databases for all of the races detailing campaign contributions
and expenditures for each candidate running for city office. Since most all contributions to a political candidate or ballot initiative in
California are supposed to be made public, it doesn't mean a citizen can easily
access or understand such public documents. These databases demystify campaign
finance and help citizens easily track candidates' money.
"With the 2013 Los Angeles elections, we wanted to expand
upon the toolset we could bring to the public," said Zach Behrens,
editor-in-chief of KCET Blogs. "Today, we present the first iteration of
funding for candidates in the races that make up the March 5 and May 21
Tonight, Ballot Brief editors Zach Behrens and
Brian Frank, will be guests on KCET's award-winning nightly news program SoCal
Connected at 5:30 and 10 p.m., to discuss the site's interactive campaign
finance database and candidate spending this election cycle.
November, Ballot Brief followed the presidential election polls in
real-time and gave voters critical information about the complex propositions
on the ballot.
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information on key elections and political topics impacting community,
including past special reports and live panels from SoCal Connected and
live online interaction and commentary on KCET.org.
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