Microsoft Launching Election Hub

by Jim Reilly on Aug 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Xbox 360 owners can watch and interact with live election coverage of the presidential debates through their Xbox Live, Microsoft announced.

The app goes live on Monday, August 27, and includes the first wave of content that focuses on convention-related news. Xbox Live members can also learn about facts from the candidates, register to vote, and participate in daily polling.

"We want to provide our passionate Xbox Live community with a great way to experience the election process with TV that makes them participants — and not just viewers,” Microsoft VP Marc Whitten says.

Last month, Microsoft conducted an independant survey of 1,678 Xbox Live households and found that 40 percent are swing voters — those who are not firmly committed to a presidential candidate, the company said.