City of McKinney to host election night watch party May 4

At Election Night on the Square, results are written on a chalkboard. Results shown in this photo are from 2017.

At Election Night on the Square, results are written on a chalkboard. Results shown in this photo are from 2017.

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Residents are invited to attend an election night watch party in downtown McKinney.

Election Night on the Square takes place from 6-10 p.m. May 4 at Dr. Glenn Mitchell Memorial Park, 300 W. Louisiana St.

This McKinney tradition began in 1998 and is a nod to election days of the past, Amy Rosenthal, director of McKinney Main Street and the McKinney Performing Arts Center, said in an email.

At the event, Mayor George Fuller will make announcements throughout the night and post election results the old-fashioned way by writing them on a chalkboard. The free family-friendly event also features live entertainment by E-Flat Porch Band, hot dogs and snow cones.

On May 4, McKinney residents will vote on three City Council seats, three McKinney ISD board of trustee seats, four Collin College board of trustee seats, five city bond propositions and two city charter amendments. More about what to expect on the ballot and where to vote on election day can be found in our previous coverage here.
By Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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