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File #: 54785    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2019 In control: Clerk's Office
On agenda: 3/5/2019 Final action: 3/5/2019
Enactment date: 3/8/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00185
Title: Establishing absentee voting locations for the 2019 Spring Election.
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh, Keith Furman, Steve King, Larry Palm, Michael E. Verveer, Zach Wood, Shiva Bidar, Maurice S. Cheeks, Ledell Zellers, Allen A. Arntsen, Michael J. Tierney, Marsha A. Rummel, Arvina Martin, Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution establishes in-person absentee voting locations for the April 2019 Spring Election. Hourly election aides will be hired for in-person absentee voting at a cost of $12,575. Funding is included in the Clerk’s Office 2019 Adopted Operating Budget. No additional City appropriation is required.

Title

Establishing absentee voting locations for the 2019 Spring Election.

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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 April 2019 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, 211 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. Madison College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street

17. Madison College South Campus, 2238 S. Park Street