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Informed Voting is the Best! Recap of One Stop Ballot Shop October 18, 2012

Filed under: Election,Influence — seattleworks @ 2:47 pm
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Tuesday night featured a debate double header! First up was the Presidential Debate followed up by the Gubernatorial Debate (aka the Washington State race for Governor). We livened things up a little by adding interactive polling, a live twitterwall, raffle prizes, sound off station for people to give their thoughts to the next governor, a photo booth, food vendors and of course a beer garden.

We had a great turn out! Over 275 interested people came out to watch the debate with fellow community members. Plus a ton of candidates and measure representatives to talk to people about what they’ll be voting on. See the full list below! This kind of involvement and turnout warms our civic heart.

Our live twitterfall and polling questions were entertaining.  Check out our storify recap! Or search for #1StopBallotShop to see it all.

And we got some great photos! Thanks to Seattle PI for sending a photographer and capturing great shots of the event.

We even had news coverage! King5 did a story on the event and captured the thoughts from both sides. Big thanks to the folks at King5 and Natalie Swaby for coming out and covering the story.

The One Stop Photo Op was a hit!

  

Round of applause for our volunteer committee for help making this event possible: Ivan Barron, Neely Beltran, Anna Boone, Carlo Caldirola-Davis, Jacob Day, Holly Decker, Nathan Hambley, Jessica Jones, Eric Shellan and committee lead: Megan Szerwo.

And thank you to our partners at The Next50, Seattle Center and CityClub!

 Thank you to all the candidates and ballot measures that joined us!

-Ron Bemis, US Congress 7th Congressional District

-Jim McDermott, US Congress 7th Congressional District

-Bob Hasegawa, State Senate 11th Legislative District

-Kristin Thompson, State Senate 11th Legislative District

-Reuven Carlyle, State Representative 36th Legislative District (Pos 1)

-Noel Frame, State Representative 36th Legislative District (Pos 2)

-Gael Tarleton, State Representative 36th Legislative District (Pos 2)

-Steve Strachan, King County Sheriff

-John Urquhart, King County Sheriff

-Sheryl Gordon McCloud, State Supreme Court, Justice Position 9

-Yes on 1240, Charter Schools Initiative

-No on 1240, Charter Schools Initiative

-People for our Public Schools, no on 1240, Charter Schools Initiative

-Vote No on 1-502, Marijuana legalization

-New Approach Washington, yes on I-502, Marijuana legalization

-Preserve Marriage Washington, no on Referendum 74: same-sex marriage

-Washington United for Marriage, yes on Referendum 74: same-sex marriage

Did you make it? What did you think? We’d love to hear. Email bevin@seattleworks.org

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