Next 50 One Stop Ballot Shop: Debate Watch Party and Candidate Mingle
Join in the U.S. presidential and Washington State gubernatorial debates at a free, interactive viewing party, 6pm – 9pm, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Seattle Center Armory. Next 50 One Stop Ballot Shop: Debate Watch Party and Candidate Mingle, part of Next 50 Civic Action month presented in partnership with CityClub and Seattle Works, invites voters to weigh in with their own perspectives, meet local candidates and initiative representatives, and talk with other engaged citizens as they decide how to vote in November.
The event takes advantage of a convergence of televised live debates, shown on the big Armory screen. The evening kicks off with the presidential debate, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., moderated by Candy Crowley, chief political correspondent for CNN. Gubernatorial candidates Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna discuss their views on our state’s future, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Confirmed candidates and ballot measure representatives (to date) include:
Reuven Carlyle, candidate for State Representative in the 36th Legislative District (pos. 1)
Noel Frame, candidate for State Representative in the 36th Legislative District (pos. 2)
Bob Hasegawa, candidate for State Senate in the 11th Legislative District
Ron Bemis, candidate for US Congress in the 7th Congressional District
Steve Strachan, candidate for King County Sheriff
John Urquhart, candidate for King County Sheriff
No on I-1240, Charter Schools Initiative
People for our Public Schools, no on I-1240, Charter Schools Initiative
Vote No on I-502, Marijuana Legalization
New Approach Washington, yes on I-502: Marijuana legalization
Preserve Marriage Washington, no on Referendum 74: same-sex marriage
Washington United for Marriage, yes on Referendum 74: same-sex marriage
The intent of One Stop Ballot Shop is to allow voters an additional – and highly interactive – avenue in which to learn about and make important voting decisions. They do not need to rely solely on the election material each candidate and initiative provides. Party participants may discuss the pros and cons of issues and candidates while they enjoy the beer and wine garden and new Armory food choices.
One Stop Ballot Shop is part of Next 50 Civic Action month, the final of six months of Next 50 activities exploring keys areas of regional leadership, influence and development. Doors open at 5:30pm. Although there is no entry charge, pre-registration is requested at www.seattlecityclub.org/civicrm/event/register?id=131&reset=1.
Posted: October 5th, 2012 under Center Spotlight.