After you cast your ballot in today’s primary, join your fellow citizens to watch the election returns and talk about the campaigns to come. The city-wide LA2050 initiative is hosting the final events of their #PartyAtThePolls community project to encourage voter engagement in LA County, particularly among immigrant and first-time voters, with free daytime and evening events downtown.
During the day, LA2050 is collaborating with local public radio station KPCC for the #WhyIVoted party at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, which kicked off when the polls opened this morning and will continue until 8pm. Refreshments from Guelaguetza and Whole Foods are being served, as well as coffee from Jones Coffee Roasters to keep you alert while you wait for confirmation of the victory or defeat of your candidate of choice. A centerpiece of the event is the mobile recording booths set up for voters to talk with KPCC political journalists about the political issues that are most relevant to Southern Californians and to share personal recollections. An election-theme photo booth is also available to commemorate the patriotic moment.
Starting at 7pm, head to the Unique Space for a giant election night block party with music, dancing, drinks, games, art installations and more political celebrations. The first 200 attendees will be given gift bags and anyone wearing their “I Voted” sticker will be entered to win prizes.
For those who have yet to make it to the polls, there is still time to do so. Locate your polling place and turn out.