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File #: 50615    Version: 1 Name: 2018 Spring Election IPAV Sites
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/20/2018 In control: Clerk's Office
On agenda: 2/27/2018 Final action: 2/27/2018
Enactment date: 3/2/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00163
Title: Establishing absentee voting locations for the 2018 Spring Election.
Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel, Samba Baldeh, Larry Palm, Paul E. Skidmore, Ledell Zellers, Zach Wood, Mark Clear, Steve King, Amanda Hall, Rebecca Kemble, Arvina Martin, Sara Eskrich, Sheri Carter, Denise DeMarb, Maurice S. Cheeks, Shiva Bidar, Michael E. Verveer
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
2/27/20181 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/20/20181 Clerk's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution establishes absentee voting locations for the April 2018 Spring Election. Hourly election aides will be hired for in-person absentee voting at a cost of $29,574. The Clerk’s Office 2018 Adopted Operating Budget includes sufficient hourly wages funding for this purpose.
Establishing absentee voting locations for the 2018 Spring Election.
WHEREAS, voting is both a right and the vital core of a healthy democracy; and

WHEREAS, the goal of the Madison City Clerk's Office is that each eligible voter will be able to cast a ballot and have that ballot counted; and

WHEREAS, absentee ballots cast in-person are less likely than ballots sent through the mail to be rejected at the polls due to missing signatures or witness addresses; and

WHEREAS, the use of the ExpressVote accessible voting device to mark absentee ballots at alternate absentee voting sites eliminates the risk of selecting too many candidates for one office; and

WHEREAS, it is inequitable to limit in-person absentee voting to Madison residents who are able to obtain transportation downtown; and

WHEREAS, offering in-person absentee voting at multiple sites throughout the City may further racial equity for residents who have not historically been involved in the voting process;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Madison chooses to make in-person absentee voting more accessible and equitable by establishing the following in-person absentee voting locations for the April 2018 Spring Election:

1. City Clerk's Office, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard #103
2. Streets East, 4602 Sycamore Avenue
3. Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street
4. Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Road
5. Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park Street
6. Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Avenue
7. Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Avenue
8. Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Road
9. Monroe Street Library, 1705 Monroe Street
10. Pinney Library, ...

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