The results of today’s election will shape national, state and local government and policy for at least the next four years. Don’t miss all the action and excitement. There’s plenty of election night watch parties for your viewing and partying pleasure. Whether you’ll be celebrating or mourning, these parties won’t disappoint.


Petra’s Election Night Extravaganza
Join LGBT and straight ally community members for an election night viewing party right in the heart of gay-friendly Plaza Midwood. Drink specials include “The Ass,” “Dumbo” and “The Indy.” Petra’s, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. 7-10 p.m. Facebook event.

Chi Psi Omega Election Viewing Party
Chi Psi Omega Fraternity Inc. hosts an election viewing party with card games, food and drinks. Light refreshments served. Wet Willie’s private room, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. 8-11:30 p.m. Facebook event.

Election Night Viewing Party at The Evening Muse
The Evening Muse provides the drinks and the atmosphere as you gather to watch election returns. Presidential trivia with prizes. The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. 8-11 p.m. Facebook event.

Nonpartisan Watch Party, UNC-Charlotte
The University of North Carolina-Charlotte Center for Graduate Life and the Graduate Life Fellows present a non-partisan election night watch party. Light refreshments served from 7-8:15 p.m. Center for Graduate Life, Cone 268, UNC-Charlotte. Website.

Election Night Poll Viewing and Afterparty
RoundTable and The Sol Kitchen present an election viewing party at Cosmos. Food, music, drinks and a diverse audience. Cosmos, 300 N. College St. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Facebook event.

ONLINE: Election Night Livestream
Sogo + The Christian Left Election Night Livestream Event featuring Frank Schaeffer, Diana Butler Bass, Anne Howard, Zach Lind (Jimmy Eat World) and others! Tune in online starting at 8 p.m. Eastern:


Election Night Viewing Party
The LGBT Center of Raleigh and the Raleigh chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) team up to present an election night viewing party at the center. The Asian community and all others are invited to gather together to watch election returns. Food and refreshments served. LGBT Center of Raleigh, 411 Hillsborough St. 8-11:30 p.m. RSVP:

Post Election — Charlotte

2012 Post-Election Briefing & Reception, Latin American Coalition
The Latin American Coalition hosts a post-election briefing and reception following their weeks-long voter education and registration efforts. Join organization and community leaders for a chance to review how Latinos impacted this year’s election and the critical issues facing the Latino community after the election in North Carolina and across the nation. Election analysis and personal stories from families and DREAM Act-eligible youth. International delicacies and refreshments served. Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Facebook event.