YouTube and PBS Have Joint Effort to Monitor Polling Places on November 4

By on 10/15/2008 7:36 AM @beet_tv

NEW YORK — YouTube and PBS have put in place a joint program to solicit, organize, stream and broadcast user-generated video from polling places around the nation on election day, November 4.  The program is called “Video Your Vote.”

According to Steve Grove, head of news and politics at YouTube, the effort is
aimed to “increase the transparency” of the voting process, including
potential problems. Voters will be encouraged to bring video cameras or
video-enabled camera phones to the polling place.

The voter-generated videos will be populated on YouTube and on PBS as part of its election night coverage.

Kelsey interviewed Steve yesterday at the Time CNN Politics Summit.

Mashable reported on the program yesterday.

Update:  YouTube just issued this press release on the initiative.

Youtubevote

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer

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