Election returns in San Diego - a civic tradition





San Diego is fairly unique for a major city in that all campaigns, all parties, and all of the local media outlets join together at Golden Hall in the downtown Civic Center for a huge gathering.

After more than a year of a fierce presidential election, the capstone for all of that effort is to watch the election returns. Sure, the networks will all cover the outcome, but tonight you have an opportunity to watch them with your fellow San Diegans. 

San Diego is fairly unique for a major city in that all campaigns, all parties, and all of the local media outlets join together at Golden Hall in the downtown Civic Center for a huge gathering. Everyone connects, watches returns projected live on a huge screen, and celebrates the end of a long, hard fight. It's a tremendous and cross-partisan civic experience. 

In San Diego, there is also a rich tradition for campaigns and political parties to host open events for all of their supporters, and the general public. Most are centered close to Golden Hall, so supporters can walk between events and Golden Hall, and to never be too far from the action. 

Below is a list of the events that we know about so far. Stop on by, check it out, and be a part of a San Diego civic tradition.

Downtown:

Golden Hall – Election Central
When: 6:00 – very late

Media outlets, reporters, and all of the campaigns converge on one place to celebrate, watch election returns, and clamor for attention.

Young Dems, Dem Party and Labor Council Party

When: 8:01 PM (when the polls close)

Where: Westin Hotel in Horton Plaza, 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego. 
http://www.facebook.com/events/202657183201776/

Official Republican Election Night Event

When: 8:30 – 11:30 PM

Where: US Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, San Diego, California 92101 
http://www.facebook.com/events/109581475870266/

CityBeat's Election Night Party

When: 7:30 PM

Where: Downtown Johny Brown's, 1220 Third Avenue, San Diego, California 92101 (in the San Diego Civic Center) 
http://www.facebook.com/events/128751167274603/

Voice of San Diego – Brews and News Election Night Party

When: 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Where: Co-Merge Workplace, 330 A Street, San Diego, California 92101 
http://www.facebook.com/events/129045153911993/

LGBT Center – Young Professionals Committee Election Night Party

When: 7:00 PM

Where: East Villiage Tavern and Bowl, 930 Market Street San Diego, CA 92101 
http://www.facebook.com/events/155383827936698/

Lincoln Club Election Night Party

When: 7:00 – 11:30 PM

Where: US Grant Hotel, 326 Broadway, San Diego, California 92101 
http://www.facebook.com/events/525433844151661

Regional:

San Diego Coastal Coalition of Democratic Clubs Election Night Results Watch Party

When: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: 953 Garnet, San Diego 92109

Escondido Coordinated Campaigns: Dave Roberts, Olga Diaz, Don Greene, Committees for No on N&P, Escondido Democratic Club.

When: 8:00 PM

Where: 982 West Valley Parkway at I-15 in Petco Shopping Center.

Jerry Tetalman Campaign: Q Restaurant & Sports Bar

When: 8:00 PM

Where: 2725 Vista Way, Oceanside. El Camino Real/Vista Way in El Camino North Plaza. Lots of TV's.

North Coastal Democrats:

When: 8:00 PM

Where: Beachside Bar & Grill, 806 South Coast Hwy., Encinitas. Across from the Lumberyard

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