Election Central: The LA election watch party
The election season is finally coming to a close, and it’s time to celebrate Angelenos’ civic engagement with an Election Day watch party. On Tuesday, November 8, KPCC In Person returns to La Plaza de Cultura y Artes – where we held our primary day #WhyIVoted party – to join Loyola Marymount University’s Center for the Study of Los Angeles for its Election Central watch party.
The downtown L.A. event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. We’ll watch the national and state returns. And, at 8:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Los Angeles will release the preliminary results of its L.A. Votes exit poll for the city of Los Angeles. Its team will also plan to forecast results for various local measures and initiatives and report on how Angelenos voted in the presidential race.
The watch party is free and open to the public, and it will feature drinks and complimentary food. Bring your “I voted” sticker and plan to pick up some cool KPCC voter swag before telling our journalists – via our mobile recording booth – what it was that inspired you to vote this year. We’ll have election-related activities, giveaways and more.
A nonpartisan event, the Election Central party has traditionally welcomed people with a variety of perspectives and attracted local dignitaries and VIPs, including city, county and state officials, staffers and stakeholders.
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Editor's note: Fernando Guerra is director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles and is a member of Southern California Public Radio's board of trustees.