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File #: 53137    Version: 1 Name: November 2018 IPAV
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/11/2018 In control: Clerk's Office
On agenda: 10/2/2018 Final action: 10/2/2018
Enactment date: 10/5/2018 Enactment #: RES-18-00722
Title: Establishing absentee voting locations for the 2018 General Election.
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh, Sheri Carter, Shiva Bidar, Michael E. Verveer, Zach Wood, Allen A. Arntsen, Ledell Zellers, Arvina Martin, Maurice S. Cheeks, Rebecca Kemble, Larry Palm, Michael J. Tierney, Amanda Hall, Paul E. Skidmore, David Ahrens, Keith Furman, Steve King

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution establishes in-person absentee voting locations for the November 2018 General Election. Hourly election aides will be hired for in-person absentee voting at a cost of $45,000. Funding is included in the Clerk’s Office 2018 Adopted Operating Budget. No additional City appropriation is required.


Establishing absentee voting locations for the 2018 General 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, 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 November 2018 General 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, 204 Cottage Grove Road

11. Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Boulevard

12. UW-Madison Union South, 1308 W. Dayton Street

13. UW-Madison Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street

14. UW-Madison Student Activity Center, 333 E. Campus Mall

15. Edgewood College - Wingra Commons in Predolin Hall

16. Edgewood College - Phil's Cafeteria in Regina Hall