By Samantha Joseph
TREASURE COAST - As officials tabulate the results for the August primary, Martin County Television will provide live election coverage on air and via the Internet.
MCTV will begin the broadcast at about 7 p.m. on election night, Aug. 14, and continue until the results are in for all polling stations.
Coverage is set to last about two hours.
The county's television station will provide coverage, with hosts Gabriella Ferraro and Kate Parmelee anchoring the broadcast.
MCTV is available on channel 99 for AT&T U-verse subscribers and on channel 20 for Comcast customers.
County officials don't track the station's viewership, but its live, online stream means countless users can also access the channel via the Internet. MCTV streams live or in real time through the county's website, www.martin.fl.us.
"The reach is wide," said Ms. Ferraro, the county's spokeswoman.
The 11-year-old station's mission is to promote local public services and encourage interaction between residents and county government officials.
In its early days, it primarily provided coverage of public meetings, but has since evolved to develop original programming that includes documentaries.
The election coverage will relay information from the office of the supervisor of elections, and cover local, state and federal races, Ms. Ferraro said.
The anchors will provide tallies on several races, and announce winners for county commission, school board, district, senate and house seats.