It’s time to vote… and party!

2 Nov

Woo hoo! It’s finally election day. That means it’s time to vote if you haven’t already, anytime between 7am-8pm.

If you’re not sure where you’re polling place is, you can find out with this Google tool. And if you’re still unsure of how to vote, check out my endorsement post.

Tonight, there are tons of election night parties in Oakland, and no matter who you support, I’m sure there’s somewhere for you to go. Here’s a listing of all of the public election night parties I could find. If you know of others, please share them in the comments and I’ll do my best to update this post throughout the day.

You might be wondering about the Jerry Brown and Prop 19 parties. Unfortunately they’re both private events so unless you have tickets already, you should stick with one of these other great parties.

Ella Baker Center/Oakland Rising Victory Party
What: Celebrate all of the community’s work and victory at the polls with The Ella Baker Center, Oakland Rising, Communities United Against the Dirty Energy Prop and more. Join us for music from DJ LN & DJ Sol Sisters, food, drink and a community that knows how to party!
When: 8:00pm-2:00am
Where: The New Parish, 579 18th Street

Rebecca Kaplan for Mayor Election Night Party
What: Rebecca Kaplan and supporters will watch the polls on Election Night at Everett & Jones BBQ.
When: 8:00-11:00pm
Where: Everett & Jones Barbeque, 126 Broadway

Don Perata for Mayor Election Night Celebration
What: Please join the PERATA for MAYOR Team in celebrating Don’s campaign at Z Cafe & Restaurant from 8pm, and watch the election results roll-in on multiple HD-TVs. Special guests, The Zydeco Band, Miracle Mule! will play live music in the adjoining “Celebration Hall” for anyone tired of listening to the talking heads on TV!
When: 8:00pm-11:45pm
Where: Z Cafe and Restaurant, 2735 Broadway

Jean Quan for Mayor Election Night Party
What: Come join Jean Quan and “Team Jean” as we party on Election Night! We’ll be thanking all of the volunteers for their hard & tireless efforts, watching the returns, connecting and reconnecting with good neighbors & friends, and celebrating our wonderful city of Oakland! Please bring something to share. We’ll have food and drinks available, as well as great music to celebrate.
When: 8:30pm
Where: ILWU Local 6 Union Hall, 99 Hegenberger Rd @ Pardee

Don MacLeay for Mayor & Green Party Election Night Party
What: With Laura Wells, Green Party Candidate for Governor, along with as many other Greens and friends who want to join us.
When: 8:00pm
Where: La Estrellita Cafe & Bar, 33 446 E 12th St

Libby Schaaf for City Council District 4 Election Night Party
What: We’ll have multiple election results streaming on a big screen!
When: 8:30pm
Where: Monaghan’s on the Hill at 2820 Mountain Boulevard

Jennifer Pae for City Council District 2 Election Night Party
What: Come watch live election results in great company with food, drinks, and music by dj flood!
When: 8:30-11:00pm
Where: Lucky Lounge, 3332 Grand Ave

Pat Kernighan for City Council District 2 Election Night Party
When: 8:00-10:30pm
Where: Peony Restaurant, on the second floor of Pacific Renaissance Plaza in Chinatown at 9th and Webster

Courtney Ruby for City Auditor Election Night Party
When: 8:00pm
Where: Vo’s Restaurant, 59 Grand Avenue


2 Responses to “It’s time to vote… and party!”

  1. Jessamyn November 2, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Just to clarify, Oakland Rising’s party goes until 2am, not 9:30pm! 🙂 So you can cruise around to the other parties and then come over to ours cuz we’ll be going late.

    • Becks November 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

      Thanks! I got that time from the Facebook event a few days ago – I thought it was really odd. Now the Facebook event says midnight so you might want to update that.

      I’ve updated above, and now that I know it goes late into the night, I’ll definitely stop by!

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