Hearst Television Launches Election App

Photo courtesy of Hearst Television Inc.

Hearst Television Inc., parent of one of the country’s largest television station groups, has launched an “Election 2012” app featuring up-to-the-minute and in-depth election-related national content.

The advertising-supported Election 2012 app is available for free in the iTunes Store for iPhone users and the Google Play Store for Android users.

Among the features of the “Election 2012” app:

— A friendly interface enabling users to browse local election and political coverage – including articles, slideshows, and videos – from a selection of local stations;

— Local “Voters’ Guides” with information such as deadlines on voter registration, polling locations, candidate biographies, and candidates’ positions on issues;

— A “count-down clock” to election day;

— Electoral College map;

— A featured “photo of the day”;

— The ability to upload user-generated content;

— Facebook integration; and

— Live election-night video, continuous news and commentary updates, and election results.

“This app should come in handy not only for voters…but for any political observer interested in the latest developments in closely contested presidential-election states.” said Roger Keating, Senior Vice President of Hearst Television Inc.

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