CityTV, the government access cable channel for the city of Santa Monica, has launched its “Vote 2010” line-up of programming for Santa Monica races in this year’s election.

The line-up includes election programming covering the City Council, Board of Education and Rent Control Board races and two ballot measures. All of CityTV’s election programming is produced in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Education Fund and the Center for Governmental Studies.

“We’ve worked hard to make it easy for voters to learn about the candidates and their stands on the issues in this election,” League of Women Voters of Santa Monica President Joanne Leavitt said.

Among the ways for voters to access the information are on CityTV cable channel 16, 24/7 election programming on cable channel 77, www.smvote.org/ and Time Warner Video On Demand, she added.

“CityTV is well known for its quality election programming,” said Tracy Westen, vice chair and CEO of the Center for Governmental Studies. “Our research has shown that they do the best programming in the country. Santa Monica voters are lucky to have such a great resource available to them 24/7 until Election Day.”

CityTV launched www.smvote.org/ as a centralized resource for Santa Monica election information. The Web site provides candidate statements, videos, CityTV election program schedules, an election events calendar and election links.

Scheduled election programming is also shown on cable channel 16. A rotation of election programs airs 24 hours per day, seven days per week on cable channel 77. In addition, election videos will be available for free on Time Warner’s On Demand system.

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