Sinclair Broadcast Group to Call on Voters to Provide Polling Place Video

Television stations owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group will ask viewers to go to polling places on Election Day and capture smartphone video for news broadcasts or websites, to give audiences first-person voter accounts while putting “eyes and ears” on the contentious presidential election.

Sinclair, the nation’s largest independent broadcaster, and the Boston-based mobile video company Burst announced plans Tuesday to incorporate viewer-generated videos into Sinclair’s election coverage.