What to do on election day: polling places and election parties

How to watch the election with company

With excitement in the air surrounding the hotly contested midterm elections, ASU Undergraduate Student Government and local venues are opening their doors to anyone who wants to watch the results roll in with food, drinks and company on Tuesday.  

The State Press will have extensive coverage of the midterm election results and follow-up coverage post-election. 

Read more: Your guide to the 2018 midterm elections

Brunch N' Ballots - Tempe

For an afternoon breakfast, carnival games and live music on election day, student voters can stop by Palo Verde Beach on ASU's Tempe campus for Brunch N' Ballots hosted by USG Tempe. 

The event starts at 2 p.m, with breakfast showing up at 3:30 p.m. and two separate cake cutting sessions. At 7:00 p.m, the event turns into a returns watch party, according to the schedule. 

Students can enjoy a "patriotic plethora of breakfast items" after they vote, according to the event's Facebook page. 

Election Night Watch Party - Downtown Phoenix

Watch the election results right where news is being made on Tuesday, ASU's home of journalism, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

USG Downtown and the Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service is hosting a watch party in the aptly named First Amendment Forum for students to enjoy popcorn, sandwiches from Ike's and trivia games while the election results are projected on a huge screen in the lobby.

Vice President of Policy at USGD Angelica Cabral said the event was planned as a fun way for students to be informed and interested in politics. 

We want to show people that there are many ways to get engaged with civic engagement and lots of ways to participate in the democratic process. 

The event begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.

Paz Cantina Election Night Watch Party - Downtown Phoenix

The newly opened Mexican restaurant on Roosevelt Street in Downtown Phoenix will serve "drinks and bar bites all night," on Tuesday as the the winning candidates are announced on a large screen in their venue, according to their Facebook page. 

Crescent Ballroom Election Watch Get-together - Downtown Phoenix

The well-known music venue on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Van Buren Street will open the doors for an election watch gathering at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Food and drinks will be served in the lounge while the election results are played out on two screens in the venue, according to their website. 


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