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File #: 34271    Version: 1 Name: Eliminating Madison Election Advisory Committee
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/27/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 7/15/2014 Final action: 7/15/2014
Enactment date: 7/24/2014 Enactment #: ORD-14-00129
Title: Repealing Section 33.29 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the Madison Election Advisory Committee.
Sponsors: Chris Schmidt, Denise DeMarb
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Repealing Section 33.29 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the Madison Election Advisory Committee.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  The Madison Elections Advisory Committee (MEAC) rarely meets.  Sometimes an issue will arise during an election year and some meetings will be held.  Most of the work of the MEAC could be done by the City Clerk's office, with referrals to the CCOC or another committee for public input if needed.  This ordinance repeals Sec. 33.29 and thereby eliminates the MEAC.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      Section 33.29 entitled "Madison Election Advisory Committee" of the Madison General Ordinances is hereby repealed.
 
EDITOR'S NOTE:
Section 33.29 currently reads as follows:
"33.29      MADISON ELECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE.  The non-partisan Madison Election Advisory Committee shall evaluate current procedures for elections and make recommendations for improvements in voting procedures.  The committee shall consist of seven (7) citizen members appointed to staggered two-year terms, the City Clerk and County Clerk who shall serve as ex-officio non-voting members."