Election Day 2009: Morning sign-waving & voting deadline

November 3, 2009 at 9:29 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle politics | 17 Comments

That video shows the scene this morning at the Fauntleroy/35th entrance to The Bridge – with King County Council Chair/County Executive candidate Dow Constantine joining supporters including State Sen. Joe McDermott. A bit east from there at the Fauntleroy walkover, sign-wavers included one of his top supporters:

That’s the candidate’s mom, Lois Constantine. Also on the overpass, City Council candidate David Ginsberg (shown here last night) and sign-waving on behalf of mayoral candidate Joe Mallahan:

The Constantine and Mallahan election-night parties will be at the Edgewater on the downtown waterfront – they’re among the many parties on this map compiled by West Seattle activist Brian Allen, who’s added more updates since we showed it to you early yesterday morning:

View 2009 Seattle Election Night Parties Map in a larger map

Whomever you’re voting for, tonight’s the deadline, though vote-counting will take days. You can mail it if you’re sure it’ll be postmarked today, but the really foolproof way to get it in, if you haven’t already, is via dropbox up till the 8 pm deadline; the Delridge Neighborhood Service Center (5405 Delridge) has one and will be the site of a Voters’ Open House 3-7 pm, and there’s also one at the White Center Library (full countywide list, with addresses, here). While this area (County Council District 8 in the breakout) has returned a higher percentage of ballots than any other – according to the county’s running tally – that still amounted to only 25 percent by last night.


  1. I trust that whomever one votes for that the applicable campaign parties will remove their campaign signs from every location they have been placed in a timely fashion.


    Comment by Andrew Novikoff — 9:44 am November 3, 2009 #

  2. It’s never happened before. Why would this election be any different?

    Comment by KBear — 9:56 am November 3, 2009 #

  3. jeez, how ’bout celebrating democracy in action, “hurray, it’s election day!!!”, before getting cranky about campaign signs; very appropriate tomorrow
    I do think it would be fun/funny to paper each candidates house with the mountain of mailers in our mailboxes; tomorrow, not today; today is a celebration!!!

    Comment by Diane — 10:06 am November 3, 2009 #

  4. LOVE the photo of Dow’s mom; thanks

    Comment by Diane — 10:07 am November 3, 2009 #

  5. kudos to David for being out there last night and this morning

    Comment by Diane — 10:08 am November 3, 2009 #

  6. Great picture of Lois Constantine! She and John are wonderful people. They are very proud of Dow and the entire family has been extremely active supporting Dow. Go Dow!

    Comment by funkietoo — 11:23 am November 3, 2009 #

  7. I like that the only parties happening in Bellevue are Hutchinson and Approve 1033. Appropriate.

    Comment by Laconique — 11:32 am November 3, 2009 #

  8. I don’t mind the signs, But I do hate the retarded commercials… or wait, I think it’s more fitting to say the commercials that thinks we’re all retards.

    Comment by TK — 12:05 pm November 3, 2009 #

  9. Dow’s trying to get out the “VOTE FRAUD”!

    Comment by Dave — 12:48 pm November 3, 2009 #

  10. Go ahead Dave, blame every election you lose on “vote fraud” and ignore what all the polls say.

    Comment by Joe — 1:16 pm November 3, 2009 #

  11. Diane- It would also be nice if we could get their phone numbers, so we can call them tomorrow with obnoxious pre-recorded messages or biased, misleading polls.

    Comment by sam — 2:09 pm November 3, 2009 #

  12. The DOW people were on the Fauntleroy Walk-over yesterday distracting drivers. One distracted driver rear-ended the person in the car behind me which sent that car into the rear of mine. Unfortuanly the poor person in the car behing me had to be taken to the hospital. Is this really what we want political supporters to be doing during morning rush hour?

    Comment by Doug — 2:52 pm November 3, 2009 #

  13. Sam, I kinda feel left out on all the chatter about robo-calls; my landline is unplugged unless I call out, and no recording device, so I didn’t get any; and thankfully none on my cell

    Comment by Diane — 3:05 pm November 3, 2009 #

  14. We got rid of out landline four years ago, haven’t had a telemarketer or robot call since.

    Comment by CandrewB — 3:37 pm November 3, 2009 #

  15. We transferred our landline number to a mobile and it still gets robocalls. I tweeted every one we got this year – more during the primary, than for the general … TR

    Comment by WSB — 3:39 pm November 3, 2009 #

  16. Isn’t Dow endorsed by ACORN, the folks that have perfected new and improved ways of stuffing ballot boxes? Awesome, stuff.

    Comment by Dave — 4:37 pm November 3, 2009 #

  17. Yeah, and Susan is a Theocrat direct from the Discovery institute, isnt she? I mean who better to have as an executive than someone who doesn’t believe in that there complicated science malarky.

    Comment by Civik — 4:57 pm November 3, 2009 #

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