If current events, politics and outcomes of elections are fascinating to you, then join like-minded political junkies for a celebration on Election Night. HWS Votes will host an Election Night party starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4 in the Vandervort Room.
“Community members, professors and students of all political affiliations and convictions will find the party to be an exciting space in which their voices can be heard and questions can be raised,” said Jacqui Sands ’09, co-coordinator of the non-partisan HWS Votes organization. A variety of professors, including Iva Deutchman and DeWayne Lucas, will attend. The Mayor of Geneva will most likely make an appearance as well.
The event will provide favors, trivia, food and running commentary, as well as TV screens monitoring the results as they are tabulated. Students, staff, faculty and community members are all invited to attend some or all of the party, and invitations will be sent out to the entire campus shortly.
“My goal is to provide people in the HWS and Geneva communities a space where they can simply have fun while watching the results as they come in, and enjoy each other’s company,” commented Sands. “It is my hope that this party will be a place where dialogue can happen openly between people who, aside from their personal political affiliations, simply enjoy politics or are interested in learning more from the variety of people.”
All members of the HWS and Geneva community, voters and non-voters alike, are encouraged to attend and watch the results. In addition to the results of the general election, the party will also give coverage to the Congressional and local seats that are being voted upon, and in some states, such as California, they will be looking at the significant propositions on the ballot.