Since you live in Washington, you were lucky to be spared the torment of months of constant Presidential ads. Or maybe you actually resent that the electoral college has made your vote for Obama somewhat redundant. Whatever the case, watching the results come in Tuesday evening will be the main event in an election full of close local races and initiatives.
If you haven’t voted yet, you’ll need to have your ballot postmarked before 8 p.m. Tuesday night or drop it off at the downtown county ballot drop location.
Here’s how we expect things to play out as far as timing goes. Word is that is does not seem likely that Washington’s race for governor, I-502 or R74 will be able to be called Tuesday night given the state’s 8 p.m. deadline for *postmarking* your ballot.
- 3 PM State results will be reported as AP starts projecting winners
- 4:30 PM Ohio polls close and projection activity for presidential election increases
- 8 PM California closes and networks begin making official calls in the national races (if they can)
- 8 to 8:30 PM First King County results. While the big three WA state races might not have enough to officially declare victory. The next hours will be full of analysis and, possibly, some solid projections. Probably some dancing in the street, too.
One thing seems almost certain: Dave Christie will not be the 9th District representative.
The Neighbor Lady at 23rd and Union is hosting an election party all evening. It’s happy hour until a President is elected.
Seattle University is hosting a party in Campion Ballroom:
On Tuesday evening we’re having an Election Night Viewing Party in the Campion Ballroom on campus. Over 900 students have been invited and we expect 200-300 to come, possibly more. Students will gather to watch the election results come in and participate in election themed activities such as an election photobooth, live polling and Election Bingo. We would love some media coverage of the event; it would be a great way to show the youth involvement in this historic race. Seattle University has shown its commitment to being involved with this election. The Political Science Club registered 552 voters this fall and clubs on campus have participated in Approve 74 phonebanking and canvassing. This event will culminate the efforts of our club and campus to be involved with this election. The event will be from 5-10 PM at Campion Hall; 914 E Jefferson. The event is in the Campion Ballroom.
UPDATE: The Bottleneck at 24th and Madison is also hosting a party starting at 4 p.m. Happy Hour goes until 8.
Do you know of more Central District election parties? Let us know in the comments or email [email protected].
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