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caption: Communications Officer Halei Watkins wears a 'VOTE' necklace on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at King County Elections in Renton.
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Communications Officer Halei Watkins wears a 'VOTE' necklace on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at King County Elections in Renton.
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Election day: A Very Special Episode

On today’s show, we get an update on how folks are spending their day, from first time voters to King County’s director of elections. (Spoiler: she’s kind of busy.)


King County Executive Dow Constantine and Elections Director Julie Wise 11.3

Before 11am, King County had already processed its millionth ballot of the 2020 election. County elections director Julie Wise has, as you might imagine, a lot on her plate. But she made time for The Record, joining King County Executive Dow Constantine for his regular Tuesday chat. (Neither of them are on the ballot this year.)

Casey Martin on election night in the streets

You might be planning to go to a protest tonight. That could mean a lot of things – you could be a socialist or a member of antifa, or you could be a cop. KUOW’s Casey Martin spoke with Bill Radke about how a spectrum of people are preparing to take to the streets tonight.

Esmy Jimenez with dispatches from election night at home

What about if you’re at home? KUOW reporter Esmy Jimenez has been following young Latinx voters for a year with the Every 30 Seconds project – statistically, that’s how often a Latinx youth turns 18. In addition to one such voter she’s been following all year, Esmy spoke with local Republican party leadership, an election night crafter, one couple with dueling televisions, and one man planning a socially distant listening party complete with personal pan pizzas.

First time voters: postcard

To hear a bit more about what it’s like to be a first time voter, RadioActive alum Jadenne Radoc Cabahug spoke to the youth. Record producer Brandi Fullwood edited their voices into a story.

We also heard from you: your anxieties, hopes, and first trips to the dispensary.

Election Day 2020 listener voicemails part I

Election Day 2020 listener voicemails part II

Today is almost certainly just a punctuation to this election season (and likely an em dash, rather than a period). Take care of yourselves, stay hydrated, and thanks for sticking with is for the wild ride that is democracy on a daily show.