After doing your civic duty and picking your favorite three candidates for mayor you'll probably want to keep an eye on those election results tonight to find out just which one of your hopefuls
won the lottery will be taking over in Room 200 next year. Given the time-consuming nature of ranked-choice and the large number of candidates in the race, we don't expect this thing to be resolved too quickly tonight, but that doesn't mean you can't find a friendly place to watch the results come in with other like-minded individuals. Some of these parties even have drinks.
First things first, as San Francisco FYI lets us know, the first round of election results containing only the vote-by-mail ballots will be released around 8:45 p.m. this evening, 45 minutes after the polls close. The first of the results from the polls will be released an hour later at 9:45 p.m. with updates every half an hour after that. If you're following along at home, results will be posted on SFElections.org and broadcast on SFGovTV Channel 26, which you can also stream online here.
If you're looking to be where the non-partisan action is (debatable), City Hall will be putting up results on big screen TVs in the North Light Court. (To the right, if you're standing under the rotunda.) Meanwhile, the frontrunner candidates will all be hosting election night parties around town. Again, don't expect any of them to turn in to victory parties, but here they are, in no particular order, so you might join in the post-polling denouement.
- Leland Yee at Rasselas Jazz Club on Fillmore Street. 8 p.m. [Facebook Details]
- David Chiu at Rendezvous Tapas Lounge, 2080 Van Ness. 8 p.m. [Facebook Details]
- John Avalos (and a notable lineup of DJs) at Roccapulco, 3140 Mission. 8:30 p.m. [Details]
- Dennis Herrera at Club Mighty, 119 Utah Street. 8:30 p.m. [Details]
- Joanna Rees at Eastside West, 3154 Fillmore in the Marina. 8 p.m. [Details]
- Michela Alioto-Pier at the Brick Yard on Union Street. 8 p.m.
- Ed Lee at Très, 130 Townsend Street, SOMA. 8:30 p.m. [No details there, but we'd expect the Mayor to also make an appearance at Willie Brown's election night gala at the Palace Hotel featuring MC Hammer. Which you probably won't be able to get in to.]
- Tony Hall at Tony Hall HQ, 99 West Portal Avenue. 7 p.m 'til whenever.
- Bevan Dufty at Don Ramon's Mexican Restaurant, 225 11th Street. 8:30 p.m.
- Jeff Adachi at Harbor Court Hotel, 145 Steuart Street. 8:30 p.m.
As far as free items for in exchange for those "I Voted!" stickers, we've only turned up one in this mayoral election: The League of Pissed of Voters Election Night Party at El Rio offers a free drink if you bring in your ballot stub.
For more parties from candidates for District Attorney and Sheriff, check the always indefatigable San Francisco FYI.