Election party caters to students

As the final day of the 2012 election cycle winds to a close Tuesday, students still have several opportunities to get politically involved.

Students registered to vote in Los Angeles can take advantage of free trams to each polling location. Additionally, Yellow Cab will offer free rides to anyone on their way to the polls with the code “LA Vote.”

After the polls close, students can follow the results at a live screening, which will be held in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center courtyard.

USC Political Student Assembly, USC College Democrats and the USC College Republicans all coordinated the 5 p.m. event, which is meant to keep students engaged in the election through the announcement of the winner of the race. The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC Annenberg’s Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, USC Price’s Bedrosian Center on Governance and Public Enterprise, Undergraduate Student Government and Program Board are also co-sponsoring the event.

Audience members will be able to watch the results live, as well as hear Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M.  Unruh Institute, break down each state’s significance to the race.

Students and staff attending the screening will also receive a ticket redeemable for a meal from Seeds. Obama supporters with a ticket can redeem it for Chicago chili in a bread bowl or a Chicago-style hot dog, while Romney supporters have their choice of Massachusetts clam chowder in a bread bowl or a homestyle peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Traditions will offer a “Two Party Tea” cocktail for $5 in either blue or red, depending on the customer’s political party of choice, and half-off appetizers for anyone with an “I Voted” sticker.

The event will also feature photo opportunities with life-size cutouts of both candidates.