PubliCalendar: Parties on Election Day

Today's picks for political and civic nerds.

By Katie Vincent November 5, 2012


Twelve election night parties where you can drink (to celebrate or sulk) tomorrow. 

Washington State Democrats Election Night Party

Watch the regional and national election results unfold in the company of Jay Inslee, Sen. Maria Cantwell, U.S. Reps Jim McDermott and Adam Smith, and other Democratic candidates.

7pm, Grand Ballroom, Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave, free.

Washington United for Marriage Election Night Party

Await the night’s results for R-74 with Washington United for Marriage and big supporters like Governor Christine Gregoire, Senator Ed Murray (the sponsor of the historic legislation), local business leaders, and more.

7:30pm, Cascade Ballroom, Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave, free.

Election Night Special: Many Happy Returns

Two large screens will show state and federal elections results so you can watch with friends and neighbors. Pizza delivery deal offered, as well as snacks and booze. Enter online for prizes redeemable on election night.

 5:45 – 10pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, free.

The Stranger's Election Night Party

Dan Savage and KEXP DJ Greg Vandy are hosting at the Showbox in the Market. They're starting early—4:30 (what else are you going to be doing tomorrow?)—and promise lots of booze and big screens.

4:30 – 11:30pm, 1426 1st Ave., 21+, Free

DelBene/Hunter/Habib Campaign Election Receptions

1st Congressional Candidate Suzan DelBene hosts a reception at the Woodmark hotel. After the results are announced, DelBene will address the media and audience. State Rep. Ross Hunter and State House Candidate Cyrus Habib will hold simultaneous receptions.

Extra bonus: Hopefully Rep. Hunter will finally take of the Democratic Party-enforced gag and speak up about Inslee's Ryan-like demogoguing on the levy swap.

7:30 – 10:30pm, The Woodmark Hotel, 1200 Carillon Pt, Kirkland, free.

I-1185’s Victory Celebration

Watch the national election night returns with Tim Eyman and his supporters, then listen to Eyman give his I-1185 speech and stay later for a Q&A.

6pm, Bellevue Hyatt, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, free. 

Jessyn Farrell’s Campaign Celebration

Await the results with a margarita in hand. Farrell, the green, pro-transit PubliCola Pick in the 46th district state rep race, hosts.

7 – 9:30pm, COA Mexican Eatery, 7919 Roosevelt Way NE, free.

Frame Train Election Night Party

Join progressive candidate Noel Frame, Publicola's Pick for the 36th district, as she and her supporters celebrate their campaign while awaiting the (national and regional) results. Kids welcome until 10pm!

7pm, The Great Nabob, 819 5th Ave N, free.

No On I-1240 Campaign Celebration

Join The People for our Public Schools Tuesday night to celebrate their campaign against the initiative for charter schools. Local superintendents, principals, teachers, and parents will give their (likely bummed out, according to the polling) reactions as the returns come in.

Denny Room, Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave, free.

Election Night Party with State House Candidate Kshama Sawant

Join Socialist candidate Sawant to watch the election results and to celebrate the success of her “grassroots, anti-corporate campaign.”

6pm – 12am, Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave, free.

Cocker Fennessy’s 17th Annual Election Party

These local public affairs principals, heavily involved in regional politics, host their annual pre-results election party. Make your predictions and drop them in the bowl at the front door before you start drinking.

5 – 8pm, Cocker Fennessy Office, 401 2nd Ave S, Ste 501, free.

2012 Progressive Election Night Pre-funk Party

City Attorney Pete Holmes, City Councilmember Nick Licata, and the Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle host this election night party. Ring in the national and regional results with appetizers and happy hour pricing at the no-host bar.

5:15 – 7:30pm, Warwick Hotel, 401 Lenora St, free.

Election Show Presents: Election Night Coverage

Join Wing-It Productions for a special version of the popular Election Show, featured at Bumbershoot this year. Live commentary of the election results via the big screen and "election-year themed comedy when the news feed gets boring." Full bar with drink specials.

7pm, Wing-It Productions, 5510 University Way NE, $10.

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