Like watching politicos do shots? Hit the election parties tomorrow night!
Mail-in ballots are pouring in to the King County Elections office. (Get yours post-marked by tomorrow if you want it to count!) So far, the office has received about 20 percent of the ballots that went out here in Seattle. But the elections office is expecting turnout in the city to hit 57 percent. So don't get too excited with the first results come out at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow; remember that it's possible we won't know the winner in the closer races until later in the week.
Of course that's not stopping the candidates from gearing up for the annual election ritual of raising glasses in presumed victory or giving teary concession speeches in area hotels and bars.
If you want to toast your favorite candidate or just enjoy watching someone you opposed go down in flames, the Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle has put together a helpful Google map of tomorrow's election fetes.
Quick note on that map, you'll notice Dow Constantine, No on 1033, and Joe Mallahan are all at the Edgewater. As the Sesame Street song goes, one of these things is not like the others. Specifically, one of these things didn't participate in a massive party at the Crocodile with an appearance by famous people like Krist Novoselic and Presidents of the United States of America. Is there a rift in the great Seattle hipster-inspriring union of Constantine and Mike McGinn? Constantine spokesperson Sandeep Kaushik says it's just a coincidence his candidate and Mallahan are ending up in the same place together tomorrow night.