Grand Park to host election day viewing party
After you hit the polls you can hit the park for Grand Park's election party.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — On Tuesday after you cast your vote at the polls, you can kick back and watch the results roll in at a free election viewing party in Downtown's new Grand Park. A 30-foot-screen will be set up showcasing election coverage and you can get even get your own picture taken with the new president (well, a cardboard cut-out of him), at a photo booth set up at the "Park Your Politics" event.
The party is put on by the Music Center, which operates Grand Park, in conjunction with promotion and consulting group, Henry Lawrence Presents. Organizers say this "non-partisan celebration" serves the role of bringing people together: "The president-elect's first words only become more powerful with an assist from the collective experience."
Jason Gaulton of Henry Lawrence says they expect upwards of 1,000 people to attend but because it's the first event of its kind in the park its difficult to predict. The event goes from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will stick to a broad "American" theme -- with food trucks such as Mossie Lee's serving Southern style eats and a beer garden serving American brews including Budweiser and Golden Road.
If you still need to find your polling place, go to L.A. Vote and enter your address. To get a sneak peek of what to expect on your ballot, go to KPCC's My Ballot webpage and find out the issues and positions you'll be voting on.
If you are one of the Downtown residents included in the Community Facilities District (CFD), you are eligible to vote on whether or not property owners should contribute tax money to the Downtown streetcar project. These ballots are mail-in only though and voters should be receiving them near the beginning of November. L.A. Streetcar Inc., the non-profit pushing for the new Downtown streetcar, asks voters to mail in their ballots by Thanksgiving and the final tally will be counted by the city clerk on December 3.