Join Voice of OC Orange County’s nonprofit investigative news agency, and the county’s public television station, KOCE-TV, for a live election night broadcast event from the plaza of the Artists Village on Broadway in downtown Santa Ana.

KOCE veterans Ed Arnold and Ann Pulice will anchor the June 8 event featuring on-air commentary by some of the county’s most astute political analysts. It will also include live interviews with candidates and the people running the campaigns.

Please stop by. There is plenty of nearby parking and the Artists Village restaurants and pubs will be open for business. And, of course, the hurly burly of local politics will be on full display.

The event represents the official beginning of a wide-ranging partnership between the two news organizations.

“Public television is a stalwart of our democracy and KOCE is a wonderful example of how communities can fund programming that sheds light on important issues,” said Voice of OC Editor-in-Chief Norberto Santana, Jr. “Voice of OC is honored to be partnering with such a wonderful organization. This election night celebration will be the first of many great collaborations.”

KOCE sees this partnership as a new chapter in its a proud history of broadcasting Orange County debates and election results, said Mike Taylor, KOCE’s news director.

“KOCE’s partnership with Voice of OC will allow us to deliver unsurpassed political coverage of election night in Orange County,” Taylor said.

Beyond the election night event, expect to see Santana appearing on KOCE’s “Real Orange” and “Inside OC with Rick Reiff.” Also, the two organizations will partner on in-depth stories about Orange County politics and government.

The election night festivities at the Artists Village’s Second Street Promenade (between Broadway and Sycamore) will begin after the polls close and continue until midnight. We look forward to seeing you at the event. If you have any questions or insights regarding the event, please e-mail me at dwashburn@voiceofoc.org

— DAVID WASHBURN

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