Election Day 2019 in Skyway: Pre-voting Assistance, Post-Voting Celebration

  WHCA Event

by Devin Chicras

Nearly 1,600 residents stopped by the King County Elections drop box at Skyway Library on election day, and we were there to offer support, high fives, and invite them across the street to celebrate democracy at our first-ever Election Results Watch Party at the newly renovated Beach Comber Bar and Grill.

West Hill Community Association’s Advocacy Committee members set up a booth near the drop box at Skyway Library to help folks get ballots reprinted, replace missing or damaged envelopes, and demystify the process.

Alongside the most civically-engaged T-Rex in the land, we high-fived countless folks, and handed out what must have been hundreds of highly coveted, notoriously hard-to-find-in-Washington-State “I Voted” stickers.

Board President Jeremy Williams posted up inside the library at a computer workstation to assist voters in reprinting their ballots as needed.

For our first election hosting a results watch party, we were shocked to find out we packed the Beach Comber Bar and Grill across the street with voters, candidates, and volunteers.

While guests filled up on complimentary house-made salsa, chips and popcorn and enjoyed all-night Happy Hour, we watched diligently for the initial results to come in. With less than exceptional coverage on TV, we adapted – and the packed room went absolutely silent as we read off the results.

You can follow along with the latest King County results here!

A big thank you as always to King County Elections and Seattle Foundation for their support of WHCA’s efforts through their Voter Education Fund.

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