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3 ways to find election-night results for the mid-peninsula

Original post made by The Media Center on Nov 6, 2006

On November 7, several city council seats on the mid-peninsula are contested, as well as school board and county posts. Bay Area news channels, with so many issues to cover, aren't likely to give more than a passing reference to a measure in East Palo Alto or Menlo Park council race.

But the Media Center's cable channel 27 will be on the job, providing live news and analysis of 16 local contests, as well as Congressional races and State propositions.

No other channel will have exclusive mid-peninsula coverage.

Races covered include: East Palo Alto and Menlo Park City Councils, Ravenswood School Board, Land Use Measure A in Santa Clara County, East Palo Alto's measures on law enforcement and rent control, and Menlo Park's Bayfront Advisory Measure. County contests include Santa Clara County District Attorney and Superior Court Judge. US Congress District 14 and State Assembly District 21 will also be covered.

Viewers in Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Stanford can tune to Cable channel 27 at 10pm Tuesday to get updates on election returns and see many of the candidates themselves, plus other civic leaders and pundits interviewed during the evening.

Hosted by PA Weekly Editor Jay Thorwaldson, EPA Today Editor Henrietta Burroughs, and former Palo Alto Mayor and NEWSwatch host Mike Cobb, the program will be taped in the Menlo Park City Council Chambers at 701 Laurel Street, and is open to the public. Included in the mix will be polling-place interviews of voters and poll workers, and coverage of notable election events and celebrations.

Citizens can access a live internet stream of election coverage at www.CommunityMediaCenter.net <Web Link> , where a wealth of pre-election programs also exist, from forums to proposition debates to candidate statements. Produced by the South San Mateo League of Women Voters, the Palo Alto League of Women Voters, Foothill College students, and the Midpeninsula Community Media Center, these programs are a handy resource for voters wanting more information on issues and candidates before Election Day.

Voters may look up the cable TV schedule at www.CommunityMediaCenter.net <Web Link> , and find internet links to video segments online. For further voter information, including polling places, ballot contents and pre-taped forums, see the League of Women Voters website www.SmartVoter.org <Web Link> .

The Media Center's election programming was supported by the Peninsula Community Foundation, Hewlett Packard Company, David D. Bohannon Organization, and Premier Properties Management.

Three ways to watch:
- Live televised coverage on Cable Channel 27
- Streamed on www.CommunityMediaCenter.net
- Taping open to the public in the Menlo Park City Council chambers.

Comments (1)

Posted by politicaljunkie, a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Nov 7, 2006 at 12:02 am

According to the County Elections Office, the reporting schedule for the November 7th Gubernatorial General will be as follows:

8:05 pm Absentee Ballots, Report #1 (everything received before Election Day)
8:30 pm Mail Ballot Precinct Results (36 precincts)
9:00 pm Absentee Ballots, Report #2 (everything processed Election Day)
9:30 pm Universal Voting Center Results (votes cast electronically at the UVCs)
10:30 pm Live Precinct Results
11:30 pm Live Precinct Results
12:30 pm Live Precinct Results
1:30 pm Live Precinct Results (they expect to be done by 2:00am)

To follow the results as they come in, log on to
Web Link

We may know the results by 10:30pm if there is a strong trend, but depending on which precincts are reporting, we might not know for sure (at least for slot 3 in the council race until about 11:30pm or even 12:30am.

But many are betting it will be pretty clear by 10:30pm, based on precinct walking feedback that indicates it will be an uphill battle for the incumbent slate to stay in power.


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